Open Letter to Global Leaders assembled at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

From Clintel

Amsterdam, November 1, 2022

Your Excellencies:

By the year 2030, historians will wonder with amazement how it could happen that the UN in previous decades had proposed far-reaching climate-related measures that totally failed to arrest global warming, but instead would have the unintended consequence of an unprecedented negative impact on the world’s prosperity and well-being.

They will wonder why many people at that time unquestioningly believed in an “existential climate crisis.” That crisis narrative was based on outdated “over-heated” computer models, in turn widely supported by mainstream media. They will consider it beyond belief that a senior UN official in September 2022 audaciously declared that “we own the science, and we think the world should know it and the (social media) platforms also.”

Indeed, why did the UN and IPCC ignore Clintel letters (the most recent in October 2021), clearly pointing out serious scientific flaws in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report? Why did IPCC refuse any open debate on these flaws? Does the UN not realize that Clintel’s global network now embodies greater objective scientific knowledge than exists within IPCC?

They will wonder why the world did not loudly protest the spread of the superstition that climate science was fully understood (“The Science is Settled”, the UN and politicians declared). That superstition regrettably led to legislation on totally unnecessary social engineering measures with net-zero CO2 targets (“mitigation”).

Indeed, why didn’t the UN then want to let the world see that the mitigation measures they proposed were scientifically nonsensical, technically unfeasible, economically unaffordable and, ultimately, socially unacceptable?

And why did they not admit that mitigation even at a global scale – as already proven in the pandemic of 2020 – would have imperceptible effect on climate?

And why did they also not want the world to know about the fact that CO2 is an essential building block for life on earth? More CO2 is indispensable in making the earth greener. Looking at all the facts, more CO2 is much more likely to bring net benefits than net harm!

They will also wonder why an extremely expensive transition to intermittent renewables was pursued without realizing that the transition would lead to major economic problems.

Indeed, why didn’t people then recognize that reliable energy supply with solar panels and wind turbines was technically impossible without the future availability of affordable large-scale electrical energy storage?

And why then didn’t people recognize that mass generation of solar and wind energy would create a serious shortage on materials such as copper and neodymium.

And why then were conventional fossil fuel power plants banned, particularly in Africa, while there was as yet no affordable and reliable alternative? Much of the serious energy crisis was erroneously blamed on the war in Ukraine; the reality however was that world leaders had not promoted investment in conventional reliable power generation to maintain economic well-being and societal stability.

Fortunately, today it is not yet 2030 and we still have time to make the necessary changes. What is needed to make that happen?

Here are three suggestions for you, the global political leaders:

  1. Depoliticize climate science, discarding computer models that do not match reality, focusing instead on real-world climate observations and the latest climate science, listening carefully to objective interventions from independent experts.
  2. Change climate policy from the senseless mitigation approach to the successful adaptation method. Mitigation is prohibitively expensive and has never saved a single human life and will do very little to alter an ever-changing climate. Adaptation, on the other hand, is affordable, can be precisely focused and has already saved millions of lives. Adaptation is without a doubt the way to go in climate policy.
  3. Invest in extending and replenishing the world’s oil & gas reserves. Be realistic, the world will still need oil and gas for several decades. In parallel, go full steam ahead with developing nuclear power, the energy source of the future.

Dear Excellencies, you are meeting at COP27 in Egypt in early November, apparently to promote continuation of failed global climate policy. It would be a crime against the African people to require them to base their energy system on intermittent wind and solar power. After all, that would push the more than 1.3 billion people there further into poverty. Economic development cannot happen without affordable and reliable energy supplies.

Africa must make full use of affordable indigenous fossil fuels for power generation, with a future plan for a network of modern nuclear power plants. With plenty of affordable energy, the supply of clean drinking water can also be guaranteed.

Next, full efforts should be made to apply adaptation technology, especially for growing tailor-made crops (“precision farming”) and for securing against extreme weather (“risk minimization”). Those, as you well know, are the real and urgent needs of Africa.

The above points are the messages from Clintel to all of the global political leaders arriving in their private jets to attend the COP27 meeting in the luxury resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. We beg you, our political leaders, to be conscientious of the daily realities of grinding poverty of the forgotten people living on the African continent in the shadow of your flightpath.

On behalf of the Clintel ambassadors,
Guus Berkhout
President of Clintel

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November 3, 2022 10:12 am

In 2030 the Green Ozymandias will lie shattered in the sands while money transfers moved on to countless other scams.

“Round the decay of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

Dan Ssudlik
Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 3, 2022 11:41 am

In a few years they will just say they meant 2040, and on and on as long as there is money to be had.

Reply to  Dan Ssudlik
November 3, 2022 12:54 pm

I guess so and we add some zeros to the bill.

Reply to  Dan Ssudlik
November 3, 2022 1:39 pm

Could be very different too.
Just reading about the remake of the movie All Quiet on the Western front. (WW1)

Lots of politicians on both sides supported the war early until the consequences became apparent by 2015-16
Then they were anti-war !
On the German side the Generals who by that stage formed a military dictatorship with the Kaiser as a front man, just as defeat loomed by October 1918 dumped it on now anti war politicians lap and said its your problem.

History repeats. People like Biden wont be around but a complete change will happen

Bryan A
November 3, 2022 10:14 am

Sham-El-Shiekh is just another of the 27 blunderous steps backward for society since the old Kyoto Propofol.

Reply to  Bryan A
November 3, 2022 11:00 pm

Sham-El-Shiekh, another tropical holiday resort? Why not gather in the areas most affected according to the IPCC – the Arctic circle, preferably in Siberia or north China?

Richard Page
Reply to  Bryan A
November 4, 2022 6:38 am

The climate crisis is their ‘beard’ to hide the real purpose.

ron long
November 3, 2022 10:21 am

Since Greta Doom Pixie Thunberg has just spilled the beans, I wonder if COP 27 will go ahead and confess? The Doomster has said that Capitalism is Racist and needs to be eliminated, going along with her previous condemnation of Capitalism, because, you know, it will destroy us all. As regards COP 27 confessing, don’t wait for it.

Reply to  ron long
November 3, 2022 10:23 am

Maybe she just didn’t want to wear a headscarf.

Reply to  ron long
November 3, 2022 12:37 pm

Capitalism is racist? Does that mean that Bono and Magatte Wade are racist?
From Magatte Wade (

Bono, who has long been a staunch advocate for redistribution and aid to end poverty, has now come out admitting that he’s been wrong all along.
After all of his years of activism, he has finally understood that redistribution is not the way to fix poverty. Instead… COMMERCE of “entrepreneurial capitalism”, which some like to refer to as “entrepreneurial value creation”, is the only way to fix poverty to get people into prosperity.
Check out the quote from his interview in the New York Times here:
“I ended up as an activist in a very different place from where I started. I thought that if we just redistributed resources, then we could solve every problem. I now know that’s not true. There’s a funny moment when you realize that as an activist: The off-ramp out of extreme poverty is, ugh, commerce, it’s entrepreneurial capitalism.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Mike Jonas
November 3, 2022 12:54 pm

How many years did it take him to realize the obvious?

ron long
Reply to  John Hultquist
November 3, 2022 1:19 pm

Quite a few years, but only shortly after he switched from smoking marijuana to drinking whiskey.

Reply to  John Hultquist
November 3, 2022 9:07 pm

His IQ rivals that of room temperature … it is a common issue with those types.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Mike Jonas
November 3, 2022 1:24 pm

Wow. Talk about an epiphany headed in the right direction!

Reply to  Mike Jonas
November 3, 2022 9:06 pm

LOL, when you are a good musician, stick to music.

November 3, 2022 10:22 am

Clintel isn’t the only voice calling out the “religious faith” in renewable energy capability to replace proven generation methods –

Reply to  Mr.
November 3, 2022 10:49 am

When will the Democrate voters in the US realise that the Biden Administration is just another form of total Government
Control, ie Communism.

We need Tail Gunner Joe & Richard Nixon back again.

Michael VK5ELL

James B.
Reply to  Michael
November 3, 2022 1:52 pm

They may already acknowledge that the Biden Administration is just another totalitarian regime … and welcome it gladly.

Reply to  Mr.
November 3, 2022 11:23 am

Here is a great podcast interview with Michael Shellenberger about the “green” religion and many of the motivations behind environmental wokeism.

Not specifically about COP n+1, but very insightful.

Reply to  Pflashgordon
November 3, 2022 3:21 pm

I chuckled at how he describes the WEF and their Davos conferences –
“a festival for incompetent narcissists”.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Mr.
November 4, 2022 9:29 am

“Clintel isn’t the only voice calling out the “religious faith” in renewable energy capability to replace proven generation methods” –

Take one step further back. If this
Climate bugbear was the idea, not of scientists, but of a Canadian communist, highschool dropout, genius billionaire who created the the UN bureaucracy of environment, the Rio Summit, the UNFCCC and the IPCC, specifically for advancing knowledge on human caused climate change due CO2 emmissions from fossil fuels, how should that effect scientific response to the hypothesis? Look up “Bertrand Russell’s Teapot” if more explanation is needed.

The creator of Anthro Crisis Global Warming was Maurice Strong, who also said at the time, ““Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”

Scientists like Lindzen, Spencer, Christy, Happer, Freeman Dyson, etc. responded by investigating the scientific merits and found it wanting. The vast majority, however, out of self interest, ignorance, fear for their jobs, lack of talent, political motivation… jumped in uncritically and built an edifice that went a long way toward Maurice Strong’s apocalyptic goals. Shame on the 100s of thousands (millions?) who did this to us.

Chris Nisbet
November 3, 2022 10:47 am

“unintended consequence” – I really am doubtful that the negative consequences are unintended.

Reply to  Chris Nisbet
November 3, 2022 11:05 am

Yep: it’s all proceeding very well, sir!

Reply to  Chris Nisbet
November 3, 2022 11:09 am

Shut up, clap, pay your taxes and eat the bugs, pleb!

Reply to  Chris Nisbet
November 4, 2022 9:27 am

My first thought on reading. Didn’t go any further, in truth.
The consequences are explicitly intended.
The consequences will include unnecessary deaths – I hope not so many, but I fear many millions in very short order, with billions in due course – if this misanthropic evil is not stopped.


November 3, 2022 11:20 am

In 2014 I thought by 2022 that the masses would probably wake up to the blatant and empty scare tactics. In 2006 I thought by 2014 the world certainly have caught on to the scam. In 1998 I thought by 2006 the left would have moved on to a new pet cause. So I’m not super hopeful that by 2030 humanity will have learned their lesson. Maybe 2100.

ron long
Reply to  Mantis
November 3, 2022 12:04 pm

It pains me to click the + on your comment, but I did it anyway, you know, because it is true, and I’m not hopeful of the CAGW crowd, and their varied enablers, ever learning their lesson.

Reply to  ron long
November 3, 2022 12:58 pm

I think they have learned to translate all other causes into green shades of this one and therefore the hybrids will spin onward and upward.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Mantis
November 4, 2022 1:41 pm

The consequences of feckless actions by the politicians are only just now beginning to bite into peoples’ lifestyles. The CliSciFi edifice may be in the early phase of its destruction. Who knows?

Any bad consequences will be blamed on capitalism and right wing troglodytes. It may work.

November 3, 2022 11:44 am

This needs to be sent to every major news outlet, newspapers, radio, television and social media. Make a public list of all outlets who refuse to report it.

Richard Page
Reply to  Bob
November 3, 2022 11:53 am

BBC, CNN, the Guardian would, no doubt, start the list.

Reply to  Richard Page
November 3, 2022 1:50 pm

You are probably right but let the list get started.

Reply to  Bob
November 3, 2022 12:19 pm

That’s going to be a very looooooong list

Reply to  Redge
November 3, 2022 1:53 pm

All we need to do is get our foot in the door. Open one door and others will follow even if it is to ridicule us. Them saying bad things isn’t always bad, we can defend ourselves all they can do is call us names. Bring it on.

Rick C
Reply to  Bob
November 3, 2022 12:47 pm

At least get it linked at RealClearPolitics. RCP is read by both left and right media pundits. Many of our friends such as Lomborg, Shellenberger, and Francis Melton regularly appear there.

Uncle Mort
November 3, 2022 11:57 am

My open letter would be somewhat shorter.

Jeff Reppun
November 3, 2022 12:26 pm

Why? Because this is about the UN being the leader in a new world order. Addressing any of the questions put forward by Clintel will not lead to that goal.

The peace thingy just hasn’t worked out. Saving the world from overpopulation/starvation just didn’t work out as predicted. “Climate Armageddon” is their new hope at relevance.

November 3, 2022 12:50 pm

Any reasonable governing body would have realized by now that they need to support nuclear over coal plants if they believe in C02mageddon….and that intermittent power like solar is only useful to counter air conditioning loads on sunny afternoons, and windmills only cause backup fossil fuel plants to be built……but 26 conferences have gone by.….

Reply to  DMacKenzie
November 3, 2022 2:18 pm

….but 26 conferences….and their assumption is that by hobbling the industrialized world, shutting steel smelters, cement, cutting down people driving to work, cutting transportation of food and goods, will be a cure that everyone, especially governments, will be in favor of…..including peasant villagers who will get free solar panels….

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Michael in Dublin
November 3, 2022 1:14 pm

Perhaps all who appreciate the work of Clintel and all the signatories should make the effort to get this open letter into the hands of our local politicians, targeting first those most likely to be prepared to read through the letter? The next group of people are journalists and academics in our communities. It is best first giving this to people we know and interact with.

November 3, 2022 1:24 pm

I think a practical suggestion would be to disband WGs 2 & 3. That would remove a lot of unnecessary noise from “climate science” that feeds much of the media.

Climate believer
November 3, 2022 1:45 pm

On the 14th it’s “gender and climate” day! in good old sharia law Egypt, can’t wait.

david s
November 3, 2022 7:26 pm

It’s not about climate. it’s not about science. It’s about power. They convince gullible people that there is an existential threat which will kill us unless we follow their dictates. That gives them power, enormous power.

November 3, 2022 9:04 pm

I have only one comment, why are these UN scumbags referred to as “Your Excellencies” ? Be truthful, call them what they are, scum-sucking free-loaders!

November 4, 2022 3:57 am

obviously last yr in Scotland upset too many of them by being a wee bit chilly
back to warm sunny places again, where temps are FAR above 1.5c higher than where the majority live

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