Over 1,600 Scientists Dispute ‘Climate Emergency’ in New Declaration

A coalition of 1,609 international scientists, the Global Climate Intelligence Group (CLINTEL), has made headlines by asserting there is no ongoing “climate emergency.”

Their World Climate Declaration, unveiled last month, has called for a more scientific approach to climate policies and more open dialogue on uncertainties in global warming predictions, according to NTD News.

“Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific,” the declaration emphasizes.

The group argues that the Earth’s climate has always been subject to change.

They mentioned, “The Little Ice Age only ended as recently as 1850. Therefore, it is no surprise that we now are experiencing a period of warming.”

According to CLINTEL, the current warming is happening at a pace “far slower” than what has been previously projected by bodies like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

This coalition has also criticized the widely accepted climate models, claiming that they “exaggerate the effect of greenhouse gases” and neglect the benefits of atmospheric CO2.

They state that CO2, rather than being a detriment, is “essential” to life on Earth.

They pointed out the positive effects of increased CO2, such as enhanced global plant biomass growth and improved crop yields.

Further, CLINTEL challenges the prevailing narrative that links global warming to the rise in natural disasters, asserting there’s “no statistical evidence” supporting these claims.

“We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050. Go for adaptation instead of mitigation; adaptation works whatever the causes are,” the declaration reads.

Two Nobel laureates, physicists John Francis Clauser and Ivan Giaever, are among the signatories.

Clauser has introduced an important element into the climate debate: the role of cumulus clouds, which cover about half the Earth, in reflecting visible light.

He believes that current climate models considerably undervalue this factor.

In May, he voiced his disagreement with President Joe Biden’s climate policies and was subsequently elected to the board of directors at the CO2 Coalition.

“The popular narrative about climate change reflects a dangerous corruption of science that threatens the world’s economy and the well-being of billions of people,” said Clauser in a statement.

The CLINTEL declaration offers a stark contrast to decades of dire predictions from climate proponents.

For example, in the 1970s, some scientists anticipated a forthcoming ice age, while others warned of complete devastation akin to a “nuclear holocaust” by the year 2000.

The topic of climate change has emerged as a divisive issue in the 2024 U.S. presidential race.

Democratic candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. remarked, “Climate change is being used to control us through fear,” while GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy labeled it a “hoax,” NTD notes.

In the midst of heated debates, some climate activists attribute the high temperatures across parts of the U.S. to global warming.

John Christy, a climatologist, countered this by stating, “Regionally, the West has seen its largest number of hot summer records in the past 100 years, but the Ohio Valley and Upper Midwest are experiencing their fewest.”

On the policy front, the Biden administration has proposed various energy efficiency rules impacting home appliances.

Recent regulations have targeted everything from ceiling fans to gas stoves, with some critics arguing that these measures will lead to significant additional costs for manufacturers and consumers.

The administration’s ban on incandescent light bulbs, effective from Aug 1, is one of the more visible outcomes of such policies.