Michael Limburg

Michael Limburg

Credentials

  • Dipl. Ing. (Engineering degree). [1]

Background

Michael Limburg is the Vice President and Deputy Press-speaker for the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE). In his position he regularly attends EIKE's International Conferences on Climate and Energy, and regularly speaks with the media.

Stance on Climate Change

“At best, this conference [the climate conference in Copenhagen] will decide nothing. For there is no climate problem. Even if it actually […] is a warming caused by humans - which I doubt - [it] is not bad at all. A warmer climate is better for humanity [than] a colder [one]. We know from our own history: In warm periods there was abundance [while] in cold phases [people] starved […]” [2]

Key Quotes

“Eventually all these costs [for renewable energy] add up and in the end they get passed along to the consumer. Under the bottom line, consumers have to pay more and more, and for a lower and lower quality supply.” [3]

Key Deeds

August, 2016

Michael Limburg is listed as a “Founding Member” of group named Climate Exit (Clexit) led by climate change denier Christopher Monckton. According to Clexit's founding statement (PDF), “The world must abandon this suicidal Global Warming crusade. Man does not and cannot control the climate.” [10], [11]

Desmog reports on how the group grew in the wake of the UK's decision to leave the EU. A key member of Clexit's “60 well-informed science, business and economic leaders” is Hugh Morgan, a former board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia and former CEO of Western Mining Corporation with close ties to Australia's Liberal party. [12][13]

According to Clexit's founding statement

If the Paris climate accord is ratified, or enforced locally by compliant governments, it will strangle the leading economies of the world with pointless carbon taxes and costly climate and energy policies, all with no sound basis in evidence or science […]” [11]

November 30 - December 1, 2012

Michael Limburg was a speaker (PDF) at the Eighth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-8)/Fifth International Conference on Climate and Energy (ICCE-5) sponsored by both the Heartland Institute and the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE). Limburg presented on a panel with James Taylor of the Heartland Institute to discuss the supposed “(Un)-Intended Consequences of Today's Environmental Policies.” [4]

December 3, 2010

Limburg was a speaker at EIKE's 3rd International Energy and Climate Conference in Berlin. His speech was titled “'Saving the Climate & Energy Concept – Does it Fit?” [5]

December 4, 2009

Limburg attended and spoke at the Second International Climate Conference in Berlin – a joint effort of the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE), the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), The Liberal Institute of the Foundation for Freedom, the Institute for  Enterprise (IUF), and the Confederation of Freedom Science. In an interview for the conference, Limburg describes man-made climate change as “a big lie.” [6]

March 2 - 4, 2008

Limburg was an endorser of Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change, a document presented at the Heartland Institute's 2008 International Conference on Climate Change. The document disputes the greenhouse ffect of CO2 and states “That human-caused climate change is not a global crisis.” [7]

Affiliations

Publications

Limburg has written books promoting climate change skepticism. For example, Climate hysteria - what is it? published by TVR Medienverlag Jena in 2009. According to a search of Google Scholar, Limburg has only published one article in a “peer reviewed” journal related to climate/energy. His article is titled “Energy is the Key: Renewable Energy Problems in Germany: 'Renewable' Energies are not a Solution Rather They Increase Foreign Dependency.” His article was published in the controversial journal Energy and Environment, which has been criticized for publishing sub-par articles and for catering to climate change skeptics.

Resources

  1. Imprint,” EIKE. Accessed November, 26, 2012.

  2. Climate lie: Interview with Michael Limburg II Nothing But The Truth,” Unzensiertinformiert.de, December 1, 2009.

  3. Germany’s Green Energy Supply Transformation Has Already Failed!”, EIKE, January 25, 2012.

  4. “8th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-8): V International Conference on Climate and Energy (ICCE-5). Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, November 30 – December 1, 2012” (PDF) retrieved from eike-klima-energy.eu on November 24, 2012.

  5. 3rd International Energy and Climate Conference (IECC),” Berlin Manhattan Institute.

  6. 'Climate change - a big lie' - Michael Limburg (Eike) on climate change,” Unzensiertinformiert.de, December 21, 2009.

  7. ENDORSERS OF THE DECLARATION PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK CITY,” ICSC. Accessed November 26, 2012.

  8. WHO WE ARE,” International Climate Science Coalition. Accessed November 26, 2012.

  9. CFACT Europe Board of Advisors,” CFACT. Accessed November 26, 2012.

  10. The Clexit Committee comprises” (PDF), Clexit.net. Archived.pdf on file at Desmog.

  11. After Brexit, Clexit” (PDF), Clexit.net. Archived .pdf on file at Desmog.

  12. Graham Readfearn. “After Brexit, Climate Science Denialists Form New Group to Call for a Clexit,” Desmog, August 3, 2016.

  13. Hugh Morgan AO,” Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Archived February 22, 2002. Archive.is URLhttps://archive.is/1ObOB