Rubert Darwall, strategy consultant and policy analyst. Fellow of the Real Clear Foundation. Read economics and history at Cambridge University: The stated aim of the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is to avoid dangerous anthropogenic interference in the climate system. 1.5°C to save small islands is a brilliant soundbite that turns out to be 100% wrong. On what basis did the IPCC mandate net zero by 2050? The process of revising the carbon budget demonstrates it is more of a smoke and mirrors exercise than hard science. Unilateral net zero will make companies, their shareholders, employees, customers and local communities poorer. There is no economic, social or ethical justification for self-impoverishment, as it benefits no-one but green rent-seekers and the West’s competitors.
Fritz Vahrenholt, PhD Chemistry: How did the scientists come together (to oppose catastrophic man-made global warming hysteria) ? The Dutch climate researcher and geophysicist Professor Guus Berkhout took the initiative and wrote to critics of climate models in various countries, including me. We then promoted the text among colleagues. It’s interesting to note that there are about 150 Italian researchers on the lists, about 100 Americans and 70 Dutch, but only 14 Germans. In Germany, the mainstream is particularly dominant – one no longer dares to go against the party line.
What makes you so confident? The greening effect of CO2 is overlooked – or concealed. We should take note of the fact that the emission of greenhouse gases stimulates photosynthesis and, as a result the Sahel zone is getting greener, for example. In recent years, global photosynthesis has increased by 20 percent. Leaves are getting bigger, but also fruit and wheat grains. You cannot conceal these facts forever. Incidentally, without CO2 life on earth would literally suffocate.
(Kalte Sonne, Fritz Vahrenholt) Germany - The sun in April and status of man-made global warming Deutsch German02.May.2020
Fritz Vahrenholt, PhD Chemistry: Die durchschnittliche Temperaturerhöhung auf dem Globus von 1981 bis Februar 2020 betrug 0,14 °C pro Jahrzehnt..... Insgesamt geht einher die Frage, wieviel trägt die Natur und wieviel trägt der Mensch zur Klimaänderung unserer Tage bei. Die Frage nach dem jeweiligen Anteil ist alles andere als beantwortet.
A computer translation has been appended after the original German. Computer translations still make glaring errors and don't result in smooth English. An attempt was made to correct serious technical errors and put some sentences into better English.
(CFACT, Ronald Stein) USofA Sweden - Greta Thunberg preaches many of first Earth Day's failed predictions24.Apr.2020
Ronald Stein, electrical engineer, Founder PTS Advance, contributing author at CFACT: More than three decades before Greta Thunberg was born, more than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. We now look back at quotes from Earth Day, Then and Now,” by Ronald Bailey, Reason.com of the spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions from Earth Day 1970. Many of the same are being regurgitated today, but the best prediction from the first earth day five decades ago was that the “the pending ice age as earth had been cooling since 1950 and that the temperature would be 11 degrees cooler by the year 2000”. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970— okay, “celebrated” doesn’t capture the funereal tone of the event. The events (organized in part by then hippie and now convicted murderer Ira Einhorn) predicted death, destruction and disease unless we did exactly as progressives commanded.