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Italian Clintel Group Argues To Stop Disinformation, There Is No Climate Emergency

July 31, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Responding to the massive terror propaganda, boosted by statements from Italian State President Sergio Mattarella against “climate deniers,” and by Pope Francis on the need for accelerating energy transition, and blaming human activity for the “unprecedented” extreme weather with storms in northern Italy, and high temperatures in southern Italy (and southern Europe), the Italian Clintel group issued a statement yesterday rebuking such a terror campaign and characterizing climate policies as destructive.

The statement is signed by Uberto Crescenti, Professor Emeritus of Applied Geology, University of Chieti-Pescara (former Rector and President of the Italian Geological Society), President of Clintel-Italy; and by Alberto Prestininzi, Professor of Applied Geology (formerly at La Sapienza University of Rome) and Ambassador for Italy of the Clintel International Foundation. Professor Prestininzi was an acclaimed speaker at the July 8-9 Schiller Institute conference in Strasbourg.

Clintel Italy expresses “concern about the alarm that the media are sounding regarding a climate emergency of allegedly anthropogenic origin. This unwarranted alarm is polluting consciences, including of policy makers at high levels, a circumstance that causes them to address problems of real risk, not with prevention, but with measures that, in fact, do not even address the problems.

“The climate emergency that generates panic and worries mostly pertains to the fact that the average global temperature would be about 1° [Celsius] higher than it was more than a century ago. To this phenomenon, which is natural, and not necessarily unpleasant, are being attributed, without any scientific reason, all the severe weather events and, with them, all the damage that until the 1980s was framed in the prevention activities and studied through risk analysis, where human vulnerability was the essential element. For example, they attribute deaths from heat waves, drought phenomena, flooding phenomena, and more, to this degree of temperature above the value of more than a century ago.

“Those sounding the alarm also have their own recipe: commit trillions of taxpayers’ money and implement the energy transition, the magic word that would be their promise for solving the said problems. Unfortunately, it is precisely the energy transition that is the real cause of the said problems. It, pursued now for more than two decades, has led, on the one hand, to an increase in the cost of electricity, a circumstance that has increased, among the weakest, the number of people who cannot afford air conditioning in the rooms where they live or work, which alone would prevent not that single extra degree to which global warming pertains to, but the 15° to 20° higher heat waves that have always characterized the summer, and today no more than in the past.”

The statement then insists that drought and floods are dealt not with by solar panels or wind turbines, but by infrastructure (dams, reservoirs, etc.).

“The energy transition also takes resources away from another major and real risk, earthquake risk, obscured in the media and in the speeches of policymakers, by the fake risk of the changing climate.

“We at Clintel-Italy stigmatize the illusion of energy transition that is dazzling public opinion and some politicians at the highest levels. We stigmatize the misinformation spread by all the press and mass media organs, which avoid any confrontation on what is the real problem affecting humanity, especially in its weakest components: the availability of abundant and affordable energy. We stigmatize the refusal by those who wield the terror of fake climate alarm to confront the technical-scientific aspects of the alleged alarm raised by them and by the false solutions they propose.”

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