CLIMATE CHANGE: So much for that “97 percent consensus” — Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings – and their Meaning

July 10, 2015 in News by RBN Staff

“Clearly then, even though the declaration’s carefully crafted text refers to the IPCC’s claims, rather than their own opinions, it did not sway many of the Nobel Laureates to sign this year’s declaration.” –Dr. Klaus L. E. Kaiser

Source: Ice Age Now

Nearly half of Nobel Laureates refuse to sign “Mainau Declaration 2015 on Climate Change.”  In this article, Dr. Klaus Kaiser lays bare the lie of a 97 percent consensus on man-made climate change.

Island of Mainau

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings – and their Meaning

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
July 3, 2015

There is an annual conference of Nobel Prize Laureates (NPL), commonly held on the picturesque island of Mainau in Lake Constance, Germany, picture above. The 65th of such meetings, under the name Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings just concluded.

Purpose of the Meetings

The purpose of their meetings is found on their website:

Once every year, some dozens of Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.

Undoubtedly, it’s a laudable intention and, who knows, there may well be future Nobel Laureates among the listeners. The assembled laureates also have become known for signing “declarations” of sorts that are supposed to warn the world of potential problems and consequences. This year was no exception. A total of 36 out of 65 Nobel Laureates signed the “Mainau Declaration 2015 on Climate Change;” available in six languages.  You may have noticed that’s just barely over one half of the attendees.

If one thing is obvious, not everyone buys into the climate-change and doom-and-gloom hype!  Now, let’s drill down a bit further and look at the numbers in different Nobel Prize fields of honor.

Nobel Prize Fields of Honour

Initially (in 1895), there were only five disciplines Alfred Nobel’s foundation prizes were to go to, namely:

  • Chemistry,
  • Literature,
  • Peace,
  • Physics,
  • Physiology or Medicine

Later on, in 1968, the “Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences” was added by Sweden’s central bank.

Now to some details of the 2015 NPL meeting at Mainau as it relates to their declaration.

The Mainau 2015 Declaration

In brief, the Mainau 2015 Declaration (MD) says, inter alia, “Based on the IPCC assessment, the world must make rapid progress towards lowering current and future greenhouse gas emissions to minimize the substantial risks of climate change.” IPCC, of course stands for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Even shirking any direct opinion on the actually perceived “risks,” as proclaimed by the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, the assembled Laureates did not sign this declaration in unison. In fact, nearly half of them did not. The percentages of those signing onto it versus not signing were almost even between the fields of chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine.

Clearly then, even though the declaration’s carefully crafted text refers to the IPCC’s claims, rather than their own opinions, it did not sway many of the Nobel Laureates to sign this year’s declaration.


Dr Klaus L E Kaiser

Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser is author of CONVENIENT MYTHS, the green revolution – perceptions, politics, and facts.

Dr. Kaiser, scientist and author, has been conducting research for more than four decades.

After receiving his doctorate in chemistry from the Technical University Munich, he joined Environment Canada’s National Water Research Institute where he served as research scientist and project manager for several research groups. He represented the institute at a variety of national and international committees, gave numerous presentations at scientific conferences, was editorial board member and peer reviewer for several journals, adjunct professor and external reviewer of university theses, and was the Editor-in- Chief of the the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada for nearly ten years.

Dr. Kaiser is an author of nearly 300 publications in scientific journals, government and national and international agency reports, books, trade magazines, and newspapers. He has been president of the Intl. Association for Great Lakes Research, and is a recipient of the Intl. QSAR Award. He is currently Director of Research of TerraBase Inc., and is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada.

Dr. Kaiser is widely recognized for his expertise in environmental chemistry and his “no-nonsense” approach to issues.

Dr. Kaiser can be reached at: