Environmental obsessives yammer endlessly about some mythical 97% consensus among scientists that catastrophic global warming is happening and man is to blame.
Well, 500 scientists just rained on their parade at the United Nations. This august group of scientists and climate professionals sent a “European Climate Declaration” to the U.N. with a stark message: “There is no climate emergency.”
This happened at the very same time Greta Thunberg, a shamelessly manipulated teenager, was trotted out by her handlers to accuse everybody in the U.N. and the world of robbing her of her innocence by failing to buy into the bilge of climate crisis hysteria.
“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood,” she emoted. “I say we will never forgive you. We will not let you get away with this.” She did not explain what that was going to look like.
Actual scientists, as you might expect, have a different view. “There is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts, and suchlike natural disasters, or making them more frequent.”
They warn that trying to reduce CO2 emissions is both dangerous and costly. Wind turbines are nothing but bird and bat blenders, responsible, according to the Smithsonian, for the deaths of somewhere between 140,000 and 328,000 of our avian friends every year. President Obama, the eco-warrior that he was, authorized wind farms to dismember 4,200 bald eagles annually on his way to healing the planet.
Since there is, in fact, no catastrophic global warming, “there is no cause for panic and alarm.” They “strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050.” For one thing, as they say, CO2 is not a toxic pollutant; it’s plant food. The more of that there is in the environment, the better things are for people who like to eat and breathe and enjoy healthy forests and bountiful harvests.
These scientists are particularly critical of computerized models of the climate. These have proven to be notoriously out of alignment with actual meteorological history, which currently shows no warming at all since 2005 when NASA built a brand-new, trustworthy network of surface temperature stations.
Trillions of dollars have been squandered based on these models, which reminds us of the old saying about computers and what comes out when you put garbage in. “Current climate policies pointlessly, grievously undermine the economic system, putting lives at risk in countries denied access to affordable, continuous electrical power.”
“We urge you to follow a climate policy based on sound science, realistic economics and genuine concern for those harmed by costly but unnecessary attempts at mitigation.” They rightly draw our attention here to the terrible plight of those around the world who have no access to energy for cooking and heating and industry. An estimated 2.5 billion (with a “b”) people in the developing world rely on biomass sources such as charcoal, agricultural waste, and animal dung to cook for their families. You can only imagine the respiratory diseases they and their young children must endure. There is a better way, and these 500 eminently qualified scientists and experts are pursuing it.
In sum, these scientists believe there is no climate emergency, natural factors affect climate, warming is far slower than the models predicted, CO2 is not a pollutant but the basis for all life on earth, and global warming has not increased natural disasters.
Bottom line: if you are looking for a consensus among scientists about global warming, you just found it.
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