WORLD CLIMATE DECLARATION NOW COUNTS 1,609 SCIENTIST SIGNATORIES – One of the giants of modern science, Dr. John Clauser, has signed the World Climate Declaration (WCD – see link in comment below) 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.
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. In particular, that scientists should emphasize that their modeling output is not the result of magic: computer models are human-made. What comes out is fully dependent on what theoreticians and programmers have put in: hypotheses, assumptions, relationships, parameterizations, stability constraints, among others. Unfortunately, in mainstream climate science most of this input is undeclared.
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”.
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.”