A group of 500 prominent scientists and professionals, led by the CLINTEL co-founder Guus Berkhout, has sent a registered letter to the Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres. They warn the Secretary-General that “current climate policies pointlessly and grievously undermine the economic system, putting lives at risk in countries denied access to affordable, reliable electrical energy.” They add: “We urge you to follow a climate policy based on sound science, realistic economics and genuine concern for those harmed by costly but unnecessary attempts at mitigation.”

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David Shelley, now retired, who was a long-serving member of staff of Geological Sciences at the University of Canterbury, and latterly Dean of Postgraduate Studies, writes in 'The Australian' newspaper: "Climate change is a defining issue of our time, especially for young people who are persuaded that we are doomed unless urgent action is taken on carbon emissions. Activists, with some success, are demanding climate emergencies be declared around the world, making those demands on the basis that temperatures are at record highs, glaciers and sea ice are melting at unprecedented rates, and sea levels rising dangerously. A cursory examination of the geological literature shows that the first two assertions are simply not true, and that rising sea levels are par for the course."

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U.S. analyst David Wojick writes: "Many skeptics have written about the Australian bush fires, but science writer and blogger Jo Nova has done something truly remarkable. She has done a running in-depth analysis of both fires and the absurd climate claims made by the alarmists. With 15 fact filled blog posts to date and more coming, hers is a real time documentary of how the alarmists turn natural tragedy into breathless absurdity. I have seen nothing approaching it in terms of the depth of analysis."

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WHAT LEGENDARY POETS WROTE ABOUT AUSSIE BUSHFIRES (Did legendary Australian poet Henry Lawson call his country's bushfires climate change? He most certainly did not. It’s nothing more than Mother Nature at her fiery worst. Tragic as it may well be, it’s happened before & it will happen again. It’s just a question of how they live with and manage the Australian bush. Fail to ‘back burn’ during the cooler, less windy months, the fuel load will surely grow & sooner or later, due to either man or lightning strike, it will surely burn, often with dire consequences for those who choose to build & live nearby.

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Toward the end oi a longer poem in 1886, Banjo Paterson wrote about bushfires:

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Coalition member Bryan Leyland adds his comment about historical origins of Australian bushfires:

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And Christie, a contributor to the New Zealand blog "TheBFD" adds pertinent comments:

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In Australia, Graham Williamson has rebutted in convincing detail claims of a university professor that the bushfires are caused by "climate change":

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In America, Dr Roy Spencer, of the University of Alabama, pioneer of accurate satellite global temperaure observation and recording has rebutted claims by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology that 2019 is the country's warmest year on record:

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Blog: Aussie firefighters say "Don't blame climate change":

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UP-DATED 10 JANUARY: Jo Nova reminds us that "Black Friday in 1939 was an Australian bushfire disaster:

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This edited transcript on EIIR of an interview with Professor Larry Bell about Rupert Darwall's book, "Green Tyranny" is chock full of facts and figures that rebut alarmist claims about 'climate'change' and "renewable' energy.

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An important new paper by Dr David Whitehouse for the Global Warming Policy Foundation reveals that 2019 was mostly without sunspots. For a long period, the Sun was spot-free for 90% of the time, making the period of minimum activity at the end of Solar Cycle 24* and the beginning of Cycle 25 one of the deepest solar minima ever observed. Understanding the 11-year solar cycle is important, not just for the science of the Sun, but also for appreciating and predicting its influence on Earth and its climate. This paper discusses some of these issues.

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Professor Judith Curry, former head of the climatology department at Georgia Institute of Technology, gives the example of claims linking recent wildfires in the US to climate change. These are counterproductive, she says, because they deflect attention from the real causes of the problem, particularly management policies for state- and federal-owned forests. According to Professor Curry, these have been far more vulnerable to fires than privately-owned lands. Similarly, hurricane activity is frequently linked to global warming. However, with little evidence of any worsening trend and with large natural variability, Professor Curry says there are no sound climate-change-based arguments for effective policy responses.

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'HAS UNITED NATIONS MISLED THE WORLD ABOUT CLIMATE?'

Dr John McLean, prominent Australian climate analyst, and former expert reviewer of early IPCC reports, writes: “Climate activists would have us believe that man-made warming is a fact and it’s serious. After reading the various documentation of meetings leading up to the creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and then from the IPCC itself, I conclude that it’s all been vastly exaggerated. There is no certainty that there’s any man-made warming (or man-made climate change) worth worrying about".

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On April 1, 2019, the American Journal of Climate Change rejected a paper by physicist Dr Ed Berry for the following reason: "The conclusion of this paper is completely opposite to the consensus of the academic community." Dr Berry comments: "Yes, it is. But the journal did not forward any evidence that there is an error in my paper and did not acknowledge that my paper proves the 'consensus' is wrong. So, if it is unacceptable to publish a paper that contradicts the 'consensus' how can there be progress in science?" Read the paper here, and judge for yourself:

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U.S. meteorologist Chuck Wiese has immediately supported the accuracy of Dr Berry's paper: Download ChuckWiese.pdf

A large group of active and former Fellows of the UK Geological Society has written to their national president society urging a re-evaluation of the society's position on Anthropogenic Global Warming (aka 'climate change').

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Distinguished U.S. analyst Dr David Wojick posts vat CFACT: "If you look carefully it turns out that the apocalyptic Climate Emergency narrative is an empty shell. Just what the looming catastrophe looks like is never explained. As the saying goes, there is no there, there. But there is a good reason for this carefully crafted silence, namely there is no plausible scenario whereby global catastrophe comes from global warming."

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Our Coalition’s energy spokesman, Bryan Leyland, has a guest post today in New Zealand’s most widely read blog, "Whale Oil Beef Hooked" setting out issues with the Royal Society of New Zealand in relation to departures from its Code of Ethics.

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The Global Climate Intelligence Group (CLINTEL) is an EU-based organization promoting climate realism in the face of climate alarmism. CLINTEL authored “There is No Climate Emergency,” prepared by 700 scientists and professionals, When this CLINTEL document was attacked by the Poynter Institute on the basis of its membership, not the content of the document, Poynter was condemned in an open letter by CLINTEL president Dr Guus Berkhout who gave a welcome lesson in how such debates should be conducted.

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Christopher Booker writes in the UK Sunday Telegraph: "The 'special report' by the IPCC urging the world to use only renewable energy is pure fantasy". He concludes: "However much those behind this report may delude themselves and try to delude the rest of us, the fact is that the rest of the world is no longer being taken in by their make-believe."

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Britain’s plans to decarbonise the economy have not been properly thought through, and there is a dangerous lack of systems and project engineering input. That’s according to Michael Kelly, emeritus professor of technology in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, who says that replacing fossil fuels with electricity from renewables is impractical on the timescale of 2050.“It’s clear that there has been little or no systems engineering input into the plans. How can we possibly proceed further along the renewables path when we lack any technology to store electricity at scale? How can we hope to electrify transport when we would need to consume the whole global annual supply of several important minerals to do so, just for the UK?” And Professor Kelly warns that the costs of decarbonising will be ruinous of our current standards of living.

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This post by John Rofe, a New Zealand fraud investigator and columnist on energy issues tells a sad story of how and why the man-made global warming hoax was created by a wealthy minority to eliminate their multi-national taxation problems throigh a one-world government.

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SEE NEW FILM 'CLIMATE HUSTLE 2"

In his new weekly Wednesday column for NewZealand's most widely-read blog, TheBFD, our Coalition honorary secretary Terry Dunleavy has reviewed CFact's new film, "Climate Hustle 2" which he striongly recommends to anyone seeking the truth about what Earth's climate is doing - or not doing, and the motivations of the wealthy elite who have fomented the false alarm.

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The highly informative website "PLANTS NEED CO2" not only describes how Carbon Dioxide greens the Earth, promotes life and the growth of plants that provide us with nutrition, but it also dispels the many alarmist myths that this vital trace gas causes unnatural "global warming." Use this site to learn the truth about a gas that helps keep us all alive.

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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) is misleading humanity about climate change and sea levels, a leading expert on sea levels who served on the UN IPCC told The New American. In fact, it is more likely that sea levels will decline, not rise, explained Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner, the retired head of the paleogeophysics and geodynamics at Stockholm University.

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U.S. commentator, H. Sterling Burnett posts at WattsUpWith That: "As respect for journalists and their trustworthiness declines, mainstream media outlets, both print and television, are losing readers, subscribers, and viewers. By any measure, journalists aren’t trusted. In public opinion polls, the only professions consistently falling below journalists on their trustworthiness or ethical standards are politicians and used-car salespeople. This doesn’t surprise me. For more than 20 years I’ve watched supposedly respected media outlets, with investigative journalists on staff, fail to accurately portray the debate surrounding claims human fossil fuel use is causing catastrophic climate change."

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Professor Michael Kelly, emeritus Professor of Technology at Cambridge University, was one of 43 Fellows of the Royal Society in UK who in 2016 accused the RS of being dogmatic on the topic of climate change. Dr Kelly wrote about the challenge in the Mail on Sunday, and his article is relevant two years later in New Zealand in view of the complaint by members of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition against the Royal Society of New Zealand alleging misleading statements in this country about causes of changes in climate.

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