The computer climate models that are the only reason for fears of dangerous, manmade global warming have proven wrong. They predict warming at twice the rate actually observed since the 1970s, and they failed to predict the complete absence of warming from January 1997 to late 2015. There remains, therefore, no good reason for the fears.
It follows that policies to fight global warming fight a non-problem. They waste trillions of dollars needed instead to help the world’s poor meet much more urgent needs. In developed countries they slow, stop, or reverse economic growth, destroy jobs, and raise energy costs, harming everyone—especially the poor and elderly. And, by depriving developing nations of the abundant, affordable, reliable energy they need to rise and stay out of poverty, they would condemn them to more generations of poverty, disease, suffering, and death.
Therefore we petition the President, Congress, our governors, our state legislatures, and county and city governments to repeal all policies previously adopted (such as the currently proposed “Clean Power Plan”) to fight global warming and not to adopt new ones, and we petition the President and the United States Senate to refrain from embracing any global treaty or agreement to limit carbon dioxide emissions to fight global warming.
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*This petition was previously titled “For the Sake of the Poor, Don’t Fight Global Warming!” The text has been updated by the change of “since January 1997” to “from January 1997 to late 2015.”*
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