Climate science should be less colored by politics. Climate policies, however, should be more scientific. Scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while policymakers should rationally weigh the real benefits as well as the imagined costs of adapting to global warming, as well as the real costs and perceived benefits of climate change mitigation, ”wrote the World Network of 500 Scientists and experts in a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres.
“People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are failing. We found ourselves at the beginning of a mass extinction. But you can only talk about money and fairy tales about eternal economic growth. How dare you? ”16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg shouted hysterically on Monday at the United Nations. In response to the speech, as many as 500 scientists publicly rejected Greta’s claim that they were facing a climate crisis.
In a letter, the scientists stressed that natural and anthropogenic factors cause warming. “The Geological Archive reveals that the climate on Earth has changed naturally and coldly since the planet’s existence. The Little Ice Age ended only in 1850, so it is no surprise that the warming period has now begun. ”However, scientists point out that warming is slower than predicted. Indeed, the world has warmed to less than half the originally predicted rate, indicating that we are far from understanding climate change.CO2 as the basis of all life on planet Earth
Climate policy relies on inappropriate models, scientists are convinced. Thus, climate models have many disadvantages. “In addition, they are likely to exaggerate the effects of greenhouse gases such as CO2. Moreover, they do not take into account the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial. CO2 is not a pollutant as it is essential for all life on Earth. “Photosynthesis is a blessing. More CO2 is beneficial for nature and for greening the Earth: the extra CO2 in the air is driving the growth of plant biomass in the world. It is also useful in agriculture as it increases crop yields worldwide.
Global warming has not increased the number of natural disasters. “There is no statistical evidence that global warming is exacerbating or contributing to the frequency of hurricanes, floods, droughts and similar natural disasters. However, CO2 reduction measures are just as harmful as they are costly. For example, windmills kill birds and bats, and palm oil plantations destroy the biodiversity of rainforests. ”
No need for alarm and panic
Scientists unanimously point out that there is no climate crisis. “For this reason, there is no cause for panic and alarm. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic CO2-free policy proposed for 2050. If better approaches emerge, and they certainly will, then we will have plenty of time to think and adjust. International policy should aim at providing reliable and affordable energy throughout and around the world. ”In conclusion, scientists reportedly called on the United Nations to organize a constructive meeting of high-level scientists in the early 2020s to ignite climate change. a debate between the two parties.
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