PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The narratives advancing global warming & climate change alarmism are quickly falling apart and are being exposed for their non-scientific conclusions and radical policy prescriptions.
Yet Rhode Island lawmakers continue to push and pass legislation that does little-to-nothing to decrease carbon emissions, while imposing massive economic costs on residents as well as severe ecological harm to our planet.
In recent years, with no meaningful environmental impact, Ocean State lawmakers have and bureaucrats have passed legislation and regulations that would:
- Kill more whales off of our coasts by erecting even more expensive and environmentally disastrous off-shore wind mills
- Pollute the planet and deny civil rights through the child-labor and forced-work in the strip-mines in Africa for the minerals required to build solar and wind farms
- Raise the cost of electricity and gasoline for every Rhode Islander
- Put the reliability of our state’s electric grid at risk, opening the door for potential brown-out or black-out by refusing to enhance statewide grid capacity via natural-gas or nuclear-powered energy
- Prohibit the sale of gas powered cars and trucks within the next 10 years, and force motorists to purchase much more expensive and less reliable electric vehicles
- Empower a panel of unelected environmental radicals to enact further restrictions on our energy usage choices and further raise costs for all of us
And, now thousands of world scientists agree … there is no global emergency to justify any of these extreme measures.
More than 1,600 scientists, including two Nobel laureates, declare climate ’emergency’ a myth
The global coalition of scientists say that politics and a journalistic frenzy has propelled a doomsday climate change hysteria. The signatories also ask other scientists to “address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming.”
A coalition of 1,609 scientists from around the world have signed a declaration stating “there is no climate emergency” and that they “strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy” being pushed across the globe. The declaration does not deny the harmful effect of greenhouse gasses, but instead challenges the hysteria brought about by the narrative of imminent doom.
CLINTEL is an independent foundation that operates in the fields of climate change and climate policy. CLINTEL was founded in 2019 by emeritus professor of geophysics Guus Berkhout and science journalist Marcel Crok.
“Scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of their policy measures,” the declaration says.
Of the 1,609 scientists who have signed the declaration, two signatories are Nobel Prize laureates. The most recent to sign is Nobel Prize winner Dr. John F. Clauser, winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics. In an announcement from CLINTEL, Clauser is quoted as saying “Misguided climate science has metastasized into massive shock-journalistic pseudoscience. In turn, the pseudoscience has become a scapegoat for a wide variety of other unrelated ills. It has been promoted and extended by similarly misguided business marketing agents, politicians, journalists, government agencies, and environmentalists.”
The sense of immediate crisis has been repeated constantly by mainstream media, including The New York Times, which said flatly, “Earth is likely to cross a critical threshold for global warming within the next decade.”
In 2009, former vice president Al Gore famously predicted that “the Arctic would be ice-free by 2013.” He later backtracked, according to Reuters, who said Gore was merely quoting other scientific reports. Gore had three years earlier published “An Inconvenient Truth” the subtitle of which was “The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It.” A documentary film based on the book earned $24,146,161 in gross receipts that year.
Celebrity activist Greta Thunberg tweeted in 2018 – five years after Gore’s doomsday prediction – that “climate change will wipe out all of humanity unless we stop using fossil fuels over the next five years.” The Highland County Press reported that she deleted the tweet.
“So now, humanity is inexorably threatened by humanity itself—by those seducing people into buying into a completely fictitious alternative reality where we don’t need to act and we don’t even need to care,” Kerry added.
The signatories to the CLINTEL declaration say that global warming is “far slower than predicted,” and that “inadequate models” often guide climate policy.
The CLINTEL declaration comes at a time when recent claims abound that natural disasters such as the wildfires in Maui and Canada, the heatwaves across the globe and other events are driven by climate change. The declaration goes on to challenge the ever-ready blame on climate change, stating “There is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and suchlike natural disasters, or making them more frequent.”
“There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050,” the paper reads, proposing “adaptation instead of mitigation.”