"There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero [carbon dioxide] CO2 policy proposed for 2050. Go for adaptation instead of mitigation; adaptation works whatever the causes are," the document signed by Nobel prize recipients John F. Clauser from the U.S. and Ivar Giaever from Norway/U.S. and the others emphasized.
They also note that climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. According to them, scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in the predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of their policy measures.
The proclamation also pointed out that Earth is undergoing cold and warm phases and they are natural phenomena and the gap between the real and modeled world tells us that we are far from understanding climate change. "The geological archive reveals that Earth's climate has varied as long as the planet has existed, with natural cold and warm phases. The Little Ice Age ended as recently as 1850. Therefore, it is no surprise that we now are experiencing a period of warming," adding that warming is even far slower than what was predicted on the basis of modeled anthropogenic or human activity forcing.
Lately, climate alarmists and globalists are also pushing for CO2 emission reduction, even resorting to measures of taxing animals' burps and farts just to make sure CO2 is reduced. However, the scientists dispelled this narrative. "CO2 is not a pollutant. It is essential to all life on Earth. More CO2 is favorable for nature, greening our planet. Additional CO2 in the air has promoted growth in global plant biomass. It is also profitable for agriculture, increasing the yields of crops worldwide."
They do not only exaggerate the effect of greenhouse gases but they also ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial. In fact, as per the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), when trees absorb and store CO2 in their fibers, it helps to clean the air. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, a mature tree absorbs more than 48 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere in one year and releases oxygen in exchange. "So, you'd actually want more trees. If you actually believe the climate change narrative, you'd actually think that the solution is to plant more trees," award-winning investigative reporter Joshua Philipp pointed out during an episode of EpochTV's "Crossroads."
Scientists say, "burying trees can reduce global warming as well." I don't know where they're finding these scientists - Watch more on Josh's analysis of Bill Gates' agenda to chop down forests.
— Crossroads with Joshua Philipp (@crossroads_josh) August 30, 2023
Additionally, the declaration highlighted how global warming has not increased natural disasters as there has not been any statistical evidence that it is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts, or other such natural disasters, or making them more frequent. Meanwhile, there is ample evidence that CO2 mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly.
Professor Steven Koonin, former Undersecretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy and author of the 2021 bestseller, "Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't and Why It Matters," said in his book that what the largely unreadable (for laymen) and complicated science reports say on climate change is completely distorted by the time their contents are filtered through a long line of summary reports of the research by the media and the politicians.
"There are abundant opportunities to get things wrong – both accidentally and on purpose – as the information goes through filter after filter to be packaged for various audiences... It's not only the public that is ill-informed about what the science says about climate," he said, detailing how the government and UN press releases do not accurately reflect the reports themselves. "Distinguished climate experts (including report authors themselves) are embarrassed by some media portrayals of the science," he further stated.
During an "Uncommon Knowledge" interview with Peter Robinson, Koonin revealed that his colleagues' reactions to his book were that he should not be telling the public or the politicians the truth about climate change.
"I was taught that you tell the whole truth [as a scientist]. And you let the politicians make the value judgments and the cost-effectiveness trade-offs and so on," Koonin said. He noted as well the immorality of asking the developing world to cut down emissions when so many do not even have access to electricity and the immorality of scaring the younger generations: 84 percent of American teenagers believe, as of January 2022, that if climate change is not addressed, "it will be too late for future generations, making some part of the planet unlivable."
In March, the White House released a report "undermining any claims of an ongoing climate crisis or imminent catastrophe," Koonin wrote in July. "The report's authors should be commended for honestly delivering likely unwelcome messages, even if they didn't make a show of it. The rest of the Biden administration and its climate-activist allies should moderate their apocalyptic rhetoric and cancel the climate crisis accordingly. Exaggerating the magnitude, urgency and certainty of the climate threat encourages ill-considered policies that could be more disruptive and expensive than any change in the climate itself."
However, President Joe Biden continues with his radical policies and fearmongering. "I don't think anybody can deny the impact of the climate crisis anymore," he said, commenting on Hurricane Idalia on August 30. "Just look around. Historic floods. I mean, historic floods. More intense droughts, extreme heat and significant wildfires have caused significant damage."
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