World Climate Declaration: There Is No Climate Emergency

Published August 30, 2023

The Global Climate Intelligence Group, a non-profit, non-partisan body based in The Netherlands, on August 13, 2023, issued a “World Climate Declaration” signed by 1,609 distinguished personages to the effect that “there is no climate emergency”. It counsels that the energy and passion being put into attempting to prevent climate change — that is, fighting against Mother Earth — would be more wisely placed into thinking through and preparing for human adaptation to climate change.

Most of the signatories are scientists, including Nobel prize-winners in physics, whose credentials reasonably relate to client science.

Among the signatories, by the way, are several who are affiliated with The Heartland Institute, of which I’m Chairman. They include Charles G. Battig, H. Sterling Burnett (the Director of Heartland’s Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy), Steven Milloy (a member of Heartland’s Board of Directors), Walter Starck, Arthur Viterito, and the late Jay Lehr.

A few of the signatories are non-scientists of distinction, who have spoken or taken significant action relating to environmental affairs. They included Vaclav Klaus, the former President of the Czech Republic, and Alex Kozinski, a retired Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

I commend the “World Climate Declaration” to your attention. Here is the PDF. The actual text of the document is short;  by far the longest part of the document is the list of signatories, arrayed by home countries.

Meanwhile, a news report about the Declaration and its significance was published this morning in The Epoch Times. You can access a copy of that report online here. (It might be behind a paywall that requires you register with an email).