A Resolution To Defend Billions of Lives: WE SAY NO TO PARIS COP21

The following resolution was released yesterday by the Schiller Institute, with the intention of rapidly collecting signatures from qualified professionals, political leaders, and ordinary citizens internationally. The main posting of the resolution can be found here, as well as the downloadable leaflet for signatures.

The conditions of life for billions of people depend upon rejecting the agenda being presented at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris this December. The COP21 Paris initiative to adopt a legally binding agreement to reduce CO2 emissions must be rejected on two grounds: the scientific reality that mankind's activity is not going to cause catastrophic climate change, and the very real, lethal consequences of the CO2 reduction programs being demanded.

There is no legitimate basis for having the COP21 conference. Put an end to this now!

Despite the climate-change narrative being presented by an extremely well-funded, top-down propaganda campaign, there is an immense amount of solid scientific evidence which clearly contradicts and/or refutes the claims of coming catastrophic climate change caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases. For example, satellite measurements have shown that there has been no average rise in global temperatures for over 18 years, despite the fact that human greenhouse gas emissions have been increasing at an accelerating rate. This underscores the reality that the climate simply does not respond to CO2 levels in the way claimed by climate alarmists; said otherwise, the Earth's climate system is not highly sensitive to changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

Because many climate models are using these false assumptions of high climate sensitivity to CO2, the predictions of these climate models have been consistently wrong, and with each year they are diverging further from reality. The gradual changes in the climate that have occurred over the recent decades, and the gradual changes which will continue to occur in the future, are not and will not be a cause for alarm. Most of these changes are natural, and any impact mankind may have would be relatively minor. A healthy and growing world economy will be able to adapt to these changes.

We must also recognize that CO2 is not a pollutant—it is an essential part of the biosphere. Because the present atmospheric CO2 levels are well below the optimum for plant growth, human-caused increases in CO2 concentrations are already contributing to increases in agricultural productivity and natural plant growth—creating a measurably greener planet.

But the Paris 2015 summit is not only about nations potentially wasting time and resources on a phantom problem existing only inside computer models—the ugly reality is that the CO2 reduction programs being proposed would increase poverty, lower living conditions, and accelerate death rates around the world. The world simply cannot support a growing population with improving conditions of life using only solar, wind, and other forms of so-called “green” energy.

More to the point, this scheme is being intensely promoted by modern followers of the population reduction ideology popularized by Thomas Malthus. Organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund/World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have repeatedly declared that current human population is billions of individuals beyond the Earth's ”carrying capacity,” and must therefore be reduced by some billions of people. The present push for a CO2 reduction program is deeply rooted in this Malthusian ideological motivation. But Malthus was wrong in the Eighteenth Century, and his followers are wrong today.

Energy-intensive scientific, technological, and economic growth is essential to human existence. This can be measured by transitions to higher levels of energy flux-density, per capita and per area. Such progress, growth, and development is a universal right, and CO2 emissions are presently a vital part of that process for the overwhelming majority of the world's population. The adoption of a legally binding CO2 reduction scheme at the COP21 conference in Paris will condemn billions of people to a lower quality of life, with higher death rates, greater poverty, and no ability to exercise their inherent human right to participate in the creation of a better future for society as a whole.

This is deeply immoral.

For these reasons the CO2 reduction scheme of the COP21 conference in Paris must be rejected.

277 signatures

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  • John Roades
    signed 2015-11-06 15:43:02 -0500
  • Cathy Helgason
    signed 2015-11-06 13:46:23 -0500
  • Sumanth Soundararajan
    signed 2015-11-06 12:36:00 -0500
  • Michael Marino
    signed 2015-11-06 09:14:13 -0500
  • Jerry Freeman
    signed 2015-11-06 07:40:48 -0500
    Elect Donald Trump/Ben Carson to begin to change the trajectory of the planet. Hope and change by Obuma was a blatant lie.
  • Maria Channon
    signed 2015-11-06 07:25:11 -0500
  • Dylan Hall
    signed 2015-11-06 05:46:00 -0500
  • Timothy Arney
    signed 2015-11-06 05:07:34 -0500
    All progressive candidates are involved in a collectivist conspiracy to use pseudo scientific sensationalism to convince the ignorant populations to support death blows to our economy, on absolutely fraudulent grounds. Scientific, environmental, and economic reality, must be divorced from ignorant political hacks, and returned to true scholarship, and intelligent implementation. I’ve lived long enough to see how those in power have distorted reality continually to keep themselves in power.
  • Sam Marino
    signed 2015-11-05 22:31:16 -0500
  • Paul Phillips
    signed 2015-11-05 20:21:54 -0500
    It"s a scam to tax humanity, water comes from space and goes into space sea levels have risen 300 ft in 8000 years since the last ice age and will continue regardless of accademia or taxation!

    It’s time to reforest the planet.
  • ron neilson
    signed 2015-11-05 19:51:52 -0500
  • Dan Sandström
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-05 19:32:58 -0500
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  • Johan Gustafsson
    signed 2015-11-05 18:18:48 -0500
  • Pim Sanders
    signed 2015-11-05 18:13:46 -0500
    I demand the international community work together on a crash program for Nuclear Fusion. We must increase our scientific and technological capabilities, not kill humans!
  • Larry Richardson
    signed 2015-11-05 16:31:29 -0500
  • Rodrigo Menezes
    signed 2015-11-05 15:57:38 -0500
  • Tina Tillman
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-05 15:13:42 -0500
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  • Tina Tillman
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-05 15:13:40 -0500
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  • Tina Tillman
    signed 2015-11-05 15:13:25 -0500
  • Albert L Wingate
    signed 2015-11-05 13:15:14 -0500
    Impeach Obama.
  • reginald  n landry
    signed 2015-11-05 12:44:28 -0500
  • Carl Greggain
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-05 11:37:49 -0500
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  • Carl Greggain
    signed 2015-11-05 11:37:30 -0500
  • Charles Kolb
    signed 2015-11-05 11:14:26 -0500
  • Kenneth Manchur
    signed 2015-11-05 10:29:09 -0500
  • Achim Beck
    signed 2015-11-05 03:07:29 -0500
  • Jan Nordbø
    signed 2015-11-05 00:19:49 -0500
  • Mikael Forsberg
    signed 2015-11-04 23:46:22 -0500
  • Patti Moore
    signed 2015-11-04 23:19:40 -0500
    Well said
  • Sebastián Debernardi
    signed 2015-11-04 21:19:15 -0500

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