Europäisches Institut für Klima und Energie

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Europäisches Institut für Klima und Energie (EIKE) is a German climate contrarian organization, founded in February 2007. The organization's motto is "Nicht das Klima ist bedroht, sondern unsere Freiheit! Umweltschutz: Ja! Klimaschutz: Nein" (Not the climate is at risk, but our freedom! Environmental protection: Yes! Climate protection: No").

EIKE has no physical address, but only a P.O. Box in Jena. All members work from their home offices, according to EIKE. Many members are elderly and come from engineering professions.


EIKE is connected to CFACT via several people:

EIKE cooperates with the libertarian foundation Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit and seems to have quite some connections to members of the libertarian party FDP.

The International Climate Science Coalition mentions EIKE on its website as the German group to contact about the Manhattan declaration.

EIKE cooperates with organizations fighting wind power, for example Arbeitsgemeinschaft für eine windradfreie Heimat e. V. (Antiwindkraft) and Sturmlauf[1].


Responsible according to imprint:

Among the foundation members are:

Other confirmed members:

Advisory Board

Fachbeirat of EIKE:

  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Alt, Dipl.-Ing., FH Aachen, i.R.
  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Ameling, Dipl.-Ing., Technische Universität Clausthal
  • Dr. Horst Borchert, Physiker, Universität Mainz, i.R.
  • Prof. Dr. Robert M. Carter, Paläontologe, James Cook University, Queensland, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Prof. Dr. Richard S. Courtney, Geologe, Kutztown University, Pennsylvania USA
  • Prof. Dr. Friedrich-Karl Ewert, Geologe, Universität Paderborn, i.R.
  • Prof. Dr. Karl-Otto Greulich, Physiker, Fritz Lipmann Institut, Universität Jena
  • Dr. Hans Jelbring, Klimatologe, Universität Stockholm
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Burkhard Horlacher, Dipl.-Ing., Universität Dresden, i.R.
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Landfried, Politologe, Universität Kaiserslautern, ehem. Präsident der Hochschul-Rektoren-Konferenz, i.R.
  • Prof. Dr. Marcel Leroux, Klimatologe, Universität Lyon (verstorben)
  • Prof. Dr. Horst-Joachim Lüdecke, Physiker, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saalandes, i.R.
  • Prof. Dr. Horst Malberg, Meteorologe, Freie Universität Berlin, ehem. Direktor des meteorologischen Instituts der FU, i.R.
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Menzel, ehem. Rektor der FH Dortmund und Gründungsrektor der FH Westliches Ruhrgebiet
  • Dr. Lubos Motl, Physiker, Universität Prag
  • Prof. Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner, Ozeanograph, Universität Stockholm, ehem. Präsident der Neotektonik-Kommission der INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research), i.R.
  • Lord Christopher Monckton Viscount of Brenchley, Journalist, Cambridge University (England)
  • Prof. Dr. Gernot Patzelt, Hochgebirgsforschung, Universität Innsbruck, i.R.
  • Prof. Dr. Carl Otto Weiss, Physiker, ehem. Direktor der physikalisch technischen Bundesanstalt Braunschweig, i.R.
  • Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski, Klimatologe, Universität Krakau (Polen)
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Zöttl, Forstwissenschaft, Universität Freiburg, ehem. Direktor des Instituts für Bodenkunde, i.R.


EIKE does not disclose its sources of funding. However, they insist that they are not funded via CFACT (which was in turn in part funded by Exxon at times), but get small to medium donations from private persons.


EIKE published a petition to Angela Merkel on 2009-JUL-26[4]. The letter denies a significant anthropogenic cause of global warming, and was, until December 2010, signed by about 400 people, ranging from engineers, meteorologists, geologists and chemists to forest officials, journalists, physicians and businessmen.


EIKE organizes climate contrarian events, for example:

  • 2007-MAY-30: "Berlin Climate Conference"
  • 2008-AUG-17: "Der Klimawandel - Ist der Mensch wirklich schuld und was sollte getan werden?"
  • 2009-DEC-04: "International Climate Conference – Climate Change Reconsidered" (Berlin)
  • 2010-JUN-18: "Wo bleibt der Klimawandel?"
  • 2010-DEC-03 Dritte Internationale Klima- und Energiekonferenz (Berlin)

EIKE members often feature prominently on other climate contrarian events, for example:

  • 2010-SEP-15: "Hat die Vermeidung von CO2 einen Einfluss auf das Klima?", organized by FDP's Paul Friedhoff within the bounds of the German parliamentary building - EIKE's Ewert was a speaker. CDU parliamentary group speaker on the environment Marie-Louise Dött also spoke there and later lauded Fred Singer's theses.

Contact Information

Postfach 11 01 11
07722 Jena
Phone: +49 (0)3641-426746
Email: ?

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