About this website


This website is alarming. It’s full of alarming messages related to climate change.

In the public domain the emotions often run high when it comes to this subject. Nonsensical discussions often degenerate into personal attacks and accusations. And they don’t listen to each other. Unfortunately.

The ‘climate discussion’ is often presented as a debate between supporters and opponents. Opinions vary from ‘disbelief’ to ‘doomsday thinking’. You are for or against climate change, as if that makes any difference to the climate. You are called a ‘climate denier’ or ‘climate alarmist’, but you consider yourself a ‘climate realist’ because you don’t believe in the nonsense from the other side.

As a natural scientist, I am more interested in measurements than in opinions or beliefs. But I personally have this opinion: the climate does not care about our views, the climate is not left or right and we are all affected by it, whether we like it or not.

On this site I collect scientific literature on climate research, where possible with download links to the original publications.

As the creator of this website, I give space to arguments, from those of climate deniers to those of climate alarmists. And I report on what I read in the – mainly English – scientific and popular scientific literature about our climate. It is more often alarming than reassuring. Hence I called the Dutch version of this site ‘climate alarmist’.

As a teenager I read ‘The Earth and its life forms’, two paperback books that opened up a world to me (Prisma 339/340, Het Spectrum, 1958). I haven’t stopped reading about that vast subject since.

Many insights into origins and evolution have since changed and adjusted based on new research and discoveries. Many speculations and hypotheses have been thrown to the trash bin and replaced by well-founded theories. Other ‘wonders of nature’ still await investigation and explanation.

But never before has so much groundbreaking research been conducted in the span of a human life, new measuring methods have developed so rapidly and measurement accuracy has increased so quickly as in the past 60 years.

As a result, old assumptions became certainties and false certainties were undermined for good. More things have also become certain in the field of climate.

In processing what I read, I gratefully draw on what I have learned during a lifelong interest in the origins and evolution of the planet on which I was born… and on which I will die. Because I won’t be able to get off. And that also applies to the more than 7 billion other people on Earth.

The climate is now more predictable than the weather. But not enough attention is paid to it. Maybe this website will help a little.

Ike de Pagter, May 21, 2019