One of the giants of modern science, Dr. John Clauser, has signed the World Climate Declaration (WCD) that states there is no climate emergency. Dr. Clauser is last year’s joint winner of the Nobel physics prize, and he recently sent shock waves through the climate industry by stating the popular climate narrative “reflects a dangerous corruption of science that threatens the world’s economy, and the well-being of billions of people”. The WCD argues that climate science has degenerated into a discussion based on beliefs, not on sound critical science.
Last August, the Daily Sceptic highlighted the WCD in an article that went viral on social media. The WCD has drawn comparison with the Great Barrington Declaration (GBD) which publicised the views of eminent medical scientists who dissented from the disastrous Covid lockdown episode. As with the GBD, the WCD has been ignored by mainstream politicians and media. But since last August, it has attracted another 500 signatories, and the current list numbers 1,609 scientists and professionals. Over 300 academics at professorial levels have signed the list, while Clauser is the second Nobel physics laureate to lend support.
The WCD holds that climate research must give significantly more emphasis to empirical science. For his part, Clauser told a recent group of young Korean scientists that they must follow the scientific method based on good observations and experiments. Good observations always overrule purely speculative theory. Referring to climate science, he noted the world was “literally awash, saturated, with pseudoscience, with bad science, with scientific misinformation and disinformation”. At a time when the unhinged head of the United Nations Antonio Guterres was claiming the world had entered an era of “global boiling”, he gave his opinion that the UN-funded IPCC “is one of the worst sources of dangerous misinformation”.
The WCD is wide-ranging in its criticism of the current ‘settled’ climate narrative that has been ruthlessly compiled over decades to promote an extremist Net Zero agenda. It notes that climate models are “not remotely plausible as global policy tools”. They are said to “blow up” the effect of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and “ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial”. There is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying natural disasters and there is no climate emergency. There is no need for panic and alarm, it advises.
But of course panic and alarm plays a vital part in pushing the collectivist Net Zero agenda. As Clauser observes: “Misguided climate science has metastasized into massive shock-journalistic pseudoscience.”
The latest signatories to the WCD include many distinguished scientists. These are a few of the recent additions.
• Emeritus Professor Michael Wilson, former Executive Dean at the University of West Sydney. Over 30 years of teaching and researching environmental chemistry.
• Emeritus Associate Chemistry Professor Neils Harrrit, University of Copenhagen.
• Dr Hendrik Schlesing, 30 years working at the Huggard Consulting Group on a number of scientific topics including international environmental impacts.
• Dr Stefano Gallozzi, researcher at the Italian Institute for Astrophysics, Astronomical Observatory of Rome, and president of the Safeguarding Astronomical Sky Foundation.
• Paul P A Mazza, Associate Professor of Quaternary Geology and Paleontology and Archeozoology at the University of Florence.
• Physics Professor Julian Schins, specialist in near infrared spectroscopy at the Delft University of Technology.
• Mikael Lindgren, Professor of Physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, specialising in optics and spectroscopy.
• Isabel Lopez Garcia, Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry and Applied Thermodynamics at the University of Cordoba.
• Dr M M Ali, Senior Scientist at the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies at Florida State University. Dr Ali’s main research interest is ocean-atmosphere interaction with special reference to wind stress and ocean heat content.
The WCD is the work of the Clintel Foundation, a body in the Netherlands that is becoming increasingly influential in the fight against bad science promoting an unworkable Net Zero political ideology. Earlier this year, it published an in-depth and highly critical review of the recent sixth assessment reports of the IPCC. It found that the IPCC rewrote climate history, emphasised worse case scenarios, and displayed a “huge bias” in favour of bad news. It reported the shocking fact that 42% of its impact claims rely on improbable rises of 5°C in less than 80 years that even the UN body considers of “low likelihood”. Even worse, it was disclosed that about half of all climate science papers used these implausible assumptions.