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 “[c]urrent 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.”
The European Climate Declaration sent as part of the letter to Guterres was drafted by climate ambassadors from 14 countries. The official presentation of the Declaration (including the release of the full list of signees) will be held in Oslo on October 18 during the Natural Variability and Tolerance conference. More press conferences will follow in Brussels and Rome.
The Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL) was recently founded in The Netherlands by professor Guus Berkhout (www.aj-berkhout.com) and science journalist Marcel Crok (www.destaatvanhet-klimaat.nl). CLINTEL calls for a wider range of voices to be heard in the climate debate. In addition, CLINTEL plays the role of watch dog by challenging governments and organisations to substantiate the conclusions in their publications on climate change and climate policies.