European researchers say there is a lack of scientific data supporting the view that the world is currently experiencing a climate crisis.
Their study assessed time series and crisis indicators—such as natural disasters, heatwaves, and crop yields—ultimately concluding that observations to date show “no clear positive trends of extreme events.”
“In conclusion on the basis of observational data, the climate crisis that, according to many sources, we are experiencing today, is not evident yet,” the authors said.
“It would be nevertheless extremely important to define mitigation and adaption strategies that take into account current trends.”
The paper, “A critical assessment of extreme events trends in times of global warming,” is led by Gianluca Alimonti of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics and was published on Jan. 13….
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