There is no climate emergency — 500 experts

Press briefing

AS THE LATEST UN climate summit begins in New York, a new, high-level global network of 500 prominent climate scientists and professionals has submitted a declaration that there is no “climate emergency”.

The group has sent a European Climate Declaration with a registered letter to António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Professor Guus Berkhout, of The Netherlands, who organized the Declaration, said: “So popular is the Declaration with scientists and researchers worldwide that signatories are flooding in not only from within Europe but also from other countries such as the United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand.”

The group’s letter warns the U.N. that “the general-circulation models of climate on which international policy is at present founded are unfit for their purpose.”

The Declaration adds that the models, which have predicted far more warming than they should (see diagram below), “are not remotely plausible as policy tools”, in that “they … exaggerate the effect of greenhouse gases such as CO2” and “ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial.”

The “climate emergency” that never was: Global warming predicted by climate models (purple and red cursors) is three times the warming expected on the basis of officially-estimated man-made influences on climate (orange cursor) and four times the observed warming (green cursor).

The letter invites the Secretary-General to work with the global network to organize a constructive, high-level meeting between world-class scientists on both sides of the climate debate in early 2020.

For further information, please contact Professor Guus Berkhout (, +31 651 214 737,
or contact any of the National Ambassadors listed in the Declaration.

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Peter Fraser

I wonder whom the U.N. Secretary General will believe, 500 eminent climate scientists from around the world or a dyslexic Swedish sixteen year old. Unfortunately I believe it will be the latter. It is a mad world we live in Most of the the climate hysteria can be laid at the door of the western mainstream media and their refusal to publish anything that does not fit their agenda.


I agree with you 100% Peter .
I saw that child on the news and uninformed people would believe her but none of them realize that as the worlds population increases, and the same applies to countries .If growth is suppressed then every one becomes poorer and poverty becomes the normal .
Graham Anderson Proud to be farming to feed the world .

Brigitte Allain


There is but a handful of publishing climate scientists who do accept the scientific consensus and IPCC reports.

Guus Berkhoutis an oil company engineer.

More lies.


I’m calling BS on this chart. The GCMs are calibrated on historic data so by definition they model the past well. It’s not possible to hind-cast back to 1850 because the data is not available.
If this was for real, there would be a reference to a peer-reviewed paper in a respectable journal.
It looks to me as if the authors are confusing observed warming to date with the transient or equilibrium climate sensitivity. These are not the same thing, as there is still more warming yet to occur given the current level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Once again, so-called skeptics are proving to be extremely gullible.


Simon, here again, showing your absolute ignorance of climate and science. The colored graph shows clearly that all the climate models run far to hot . Now even you should be able to deduct that if they are tuned to the increase of CO2 and they run hot then that CO2 is not the climate driver . Climate models predict nothing as they are tuned to CO2 being the main forcing agent. Water vapour swamps CO2 and as I have told you many times the theory of global warming rely s on positive water vapour feed back and the tropical hot spot neither have been found . I would be very careful about calling this BS if I were you . 500 climate scientists from around the world are not denying that CO2 causes a little retained warmth but they are telling you and the IPCC that CO2 is a very very small player and taken to its conclusion the doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere will only cause 6 tenths of one degree Celsius of warming . Nothing to get your nickers in a twist simon but the biggest scam that the… Read more »


Thanks Richard for confirming my suspicions. Monkton is trying to infer climate sensitivity from observed warming to date but he hasn’t worked out yet that the climate would continue to warm even if net emissions fell to zero immediately, primarily because of CO2 oceanic out-gassing.
He is also confusing and comparing equilibrium, transient, and Charney sensitivites which are not the same thing. He also makes corrections due to ‘errors in physics’ which only he seems to be aware of.
There are reasons why stuff like this isn’t in the peer-reviewed literature.

John Mullan

I’m just an intelligent (150 IQ) adult with enough sense to look at both sides of the debate and have come to the conclusion that well meaning people and their children world-wide are being used to further what seems like a political cause.

As a former left wing socialist, I recognise the tactics being used and I’d like to do something to let folk stop and think about who is taking their hearts and minds for political reasons. Any suggestions as to how I can help would be welcome.

Jock Mullan

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