Posted 1 December 2012
As representatives gather in Doha for a world conferebce on climate change, 129 qualified scientistys from 20 counmtries have sent an Open Letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon saying that current scientific knowledge does not substantiate his assertions about the causes of climate change. Excerpts:
and severity of extreme weather has not increased. There is little evidence
that dangerous weather-related events will occur more often in the future...."
"There is no
sound reason for the costly, restrictive public policy decisions proposed at
the U.N. climate conference in Qatar. Rigorous analysis of unbiased
observational data does not support the projections of future global warming
predicted by computer models now proven to exaggerate warming and its effects...."
these considerations, we ask that you desist from exploiting the misery of the
families of those who lost their lives or properties in tropical storm Sandy by
making unsupportable claims that human influences caused that storm. They did
not. We also ask that you acknowledge that policy actions by the U.N., or by
the signatory nations to the UNFCCC, that aim to reduce CO2
emissions are unlikely to exercise any significant influence on future climate."
OPEN CLIMATE LETTER TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL:
Current scientific knowledge does not substantiate Ban Ki-Moon
assertions on weather and climate, say 129 scientists.
Policy actions that aim to reduce CO2 emissions are unlikely to influence future climate. Policies need to focus on preparation for, and adaptation to, all dangerous climatic events, however caused
Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
First Avenue and East 44th Street, New York, New York, U.S.A.
November 29, 2012
On November 9 this year you told the General Assembly: “Extreme weather due to climate change is the new normal … Our challenge remains, clear and urgent: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to strengthen adaptation to … even larger climate shocks … and to reach a legally binding climate agreement by 2015 … This should be one of the main lessons of Hurricane Sandy.”
On November 13 you said at Yale: “The science is clear; we should waste no more time on that debate.”
The following day, in Al Gore’s “Dirty Weather” Webcast, you spoke of “more severe storms, harsher droughts, greater floods”, concluding: “Two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern seaboard of the United States. A nation saw the reality of climate change. The recovery will cost tens of billions of dollars. The cost of inaction will be even higher. We must reduce our dependence on carbon emissions.”
We the undersigned, qualified in climate-related matters, wish to state that current scientific knowledge does not substantiate your assertions.
The U.K. Met Office recently released data showing that there has been no statistically significant global warming for almost 16 years. During this period, [according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]() (NOAA), carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations rose by nearly 9% to now constitute 0.039% of the atmosphere. Global warming that has not occurred cannot have caused the extreme weather of the past few years. Whether, when and how atmospheric warming will resume is unknown. The science is unclear. Some scientists point out that near-term natural cooling, linked to variations in solar output, is also a distinct possibility.
The “even larger climate shocks” you have mentioned would be worse if the world cooled than if it warmed. Climate changes naturally all the time, sometimes dramatically. The hypothesis that our emissions of CO2 have caused, or will cause, dangerous warming is not supported by the evidence.
The incidence and severity of extreme weather has not increased. There is little evidence that dangerous weather-related events will occur more often in the future. The U.N.’s own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in its Special Report on Extreme Weather (2012) that there is “an absence of an attributable climate change signal” in trends in extreme weather losses to date. The funds currently dedicated to trying to stop extreme weather should therefore be diverted to strengthening our infrastructure so as to be able to withstand these inevitable, natural events, and to helping communities rebuild after natural catastrophes such as tropical storm Sandy.
There is no sound reason for the costly, restrictive public policy decisions proposed at the U.N. climate conference in Qatar. Rigorous analysis of unbiased observational data does not support the projections of future global warming predicted by computer models now proven to exaggerate warming and its effects.
The NOAA “State of the Climate in 2008” report asserted that 15 years or more without any statistically-significant warming would indicate a discrepancy between observation and prediction. Sixteen years without warming have therefore now proven that the models are wrong by their creators’ own criterion.
Based upon these considerations, we ask that you desist from exploiting the misery of the families of those who lost their lives or properties in tropical storm Sandy by making unsupportable claims that human influences caused that storm. They did not. We also ask that you acknowledge that policy actions by the U.N., or by the signatory nations to the UNFCCC, that aim to reduce CO2 emissions are unlikely to exercise any significant influence on future climate. Climate policies therefore need to focus on preparation for, and adaptation to, all dangerous climatic events however caused.
I. Abdussamatov, Dr. Sci., mathematician and astrophysicist, Head of the
Selenometria project on the Russian segment of the ISS, Head of Space
Research of the Sun Sector at the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian
Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
- Syun-Ichi Akasofu, PhD,
Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Founding Director, International Arctic
Research Center of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
Andresen, Dr. Scient., physicist, published and presents on the
impossibility of a “global temperature”, Professor, Niels Bohr Institute
(physics (thermodynamics) and chemistry), University of Copenhagen,
Scott Armstrong, PhD, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania, Founder of the International Journal of
Forecasting, focus on analyzing climate forecasts, Philadelphia,
F. Ball, PhD, environmental consultant and former climatology
professor, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R. Barrante, Ph.D. (chemistry, Harvard University), Emeritus Professor of
Physical Chemistry, Southern Connecticut State University, focus on
studying the greenhouse gas behavior of CO2, Cheshire, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Barton, B.Sc., PhD (Earth Science, Birmingham, U.K.), FInstEng Aus
Principal research scientist (ret.), Commonwealth Scientific and
Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Bastardi, BSc, (Meteorology, Pennsylvania State), meteorologist, State
College, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Battaglia, PhD (Chemical Physics), Professor of Physics and Environmental
Chemistry, University of Modena, Italy
Becherer, BS (Physics, Boston College), MS (Physics, University of
Illinois), PhD (Optics, University of Rochester), former Member of the
Technical Staff – MIT Lincoln Laboratory, former Adjunct Professor –
University of Connecticut, Areas of Specialization: optical radiation
physics, coauthor – standard reference book Optical Radiation
Measurements: Radiometry, Millis, MA, U.S.A.
- Edwin X. Berry, PhD (Atmospheric Physics,
Nevada), MA (Physics, Dartmouth), BS (Engineering, Caltech), Certified
Consulting Meteorologist, President, Climate
Physics LLC, Bigfork, MT, U.S.A.
Bock, BSc, PhD, DSc, Biological sciences (retired), Ringkobing, Denmark
Boucenna, PhD, Professor of Physics (strong climate focus), Physics
Department, Faculty of Science, Ferhat Abbas University, Setif, Algéria
Brambati, PhD, Emeritus Professor (sedimentology), Department of
Geological, Environmental and Marine Sciences (DiSGAM), University of
Trieste (specialization: climate change as determined by Antarctic marine
sediments), Trieste, Italy
- Stephen C. Brown,
PhD (Environmental Science, State University of New York), District
Agriculture Agent, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks,
Ground Penetrating Radar Glacier research, Palmer, Alaska, U.S.A.
Lawrence Campbell, PhD (chemical physics; gas-phase kinetic research
involving greenhouse gases (nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide)), Professor,
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.
Candler, PhD (Soil Chemistry, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)),
former agricultural laboratory manager, School of Agriculture and Land
Resources Management, UAF, co-authored papers regarding humic substances
and potential CO2 production in the Arctic due to decomposition, Union,
- Alan Carlin, B.S.
(California Institute of Technology), PhD (economics, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology), retired senior analyst and manager, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, former Chairman of the
Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club (recipient of the Chapter’s Weldon
Heald award for conservation work), U.S.A.
Carruthers, M.Sc., Arctic Animal Behavioural Ecologist, wildlife biology
consultant specializing in animal ecology in Arctic and Subarctic regions,
Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada
- Robert M. Carter, PhD,
Professor, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University,
Crescenti, PhD, Full Professor of Applied Geology, Università G.
d’Annunzio, Past President Società Geologica taliana, Chieti, Italy
Chadwick, PhD (Molecular Biology), Research Professor of Geology,
Department of Biology and Geology, Southwestern Adventist University,
Climate Specialties: dendrochronology (determination of past climate
states by tree ring analysis), palynology (same but using pollen as a
climate proxy), paleobotany and botany; Keene, Texas, U.S.A.
V. Chilingar, PhD, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering of Engineering (CO2/temp. focused research), University of
Southern California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Ian D.
Clark, PhD, Professor (isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology), Dept.
of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Codreanova, Diploma in Geography, Researcher (Areas of Specialization:
formation of glacial lakes) at Liberec University, Czech Republic,
Coffman, PhD (Ecosystems Analysis and Climate Influences, University of
Idaho), CEO of Sovereignty International, President of Environmental
Perspectives, Inc., Bangor, Maine, U.S.A.
Corbyn, ARCS, MSc (Physics, Imperial College London)), FRAS, FRMetS,
astrophysicist (Queen Mary College, London), consultant, founder
WeatherAction long range weather and climate forecasters, American Thinker
Climate Forecaster of The Year 2010, London, United Kingdom
S. Courtney, PhD, energy and environmental consultant, IPCC expert
reviewer, Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom
W. Cohen, B.S., M.S., PhD Physics, MIT and Rutgers University, Fellow,
American Physical Society, initiated and managed for more than twenty
years the only industrial basic research program in climate, Washington
Crossing, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Crockford, PhD (Zoology/Evolutionary Biology/Archaeozoology), Adjunct
Professor (Anthropology/Faculty of Graduate Studies), University of
Victoria, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada
- Walter Cunningham, B.S.,
M.S. (Physics – Institute of Geophysics And Planetary Sciences,
UCLA), AMP – Harvard Graduate School of Business, Colonel (retired) U.S.
Marine Corps, Apollo 7 Astronaut., Fellow – AAS, AIAA; Member AGU,
Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
D’Aleo, BS, MS (Meteorology, University of Wisconsin), Doctoral
Studies (NYU), CMM, AMS Fellow, Executive Director – ICECAP (International
Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project), College Professor
Climatology/Meteorology, First Director of Meteorology The Weather Channel,
Hudson, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Deming, PhD (Geophysics), Professor of Arts and Sciences, University of
Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
E. Dent; B.Sc., FCIWEM, C.Met, FRMetS, C.Env., Independent Consultant
(hydrology & meteorology), Member of WMO OPACHE Group on Flood
Warning, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
de Lange, MSc (Hons), DPhil (Computer and Earth Sciences), Senior Lecturer
in Earth and Ocean Sciences, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New
Duhau, Ph.D. (physics), Solar Terrestrial Physics, Buenos Aires
University, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duffy, DEng (Dr of Engineering), PhD (Chemical Engineering), BSc, ASTCDip.
(first chemical engineer to be a Fellow of the Royal Society in NZ),
FIChemE, wide experience in radiant heat transfer and drying, chemical
equilibria, etc. Has reviewed, analysed, and written brief reports and
papers on climate change, Auckland, New Zealand
- Don J.
Easterbrook, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Western Washington,
University, Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.
Henrik Ellestad, former Research Director, applied chemistry SINTEF,
Professor in physical chemistry, University of Oslo, Managing director
Norsk Regnesentral and Director for Science and Technology, Norwegian
Research Council, widely published in infrared spectroscopy, Oslo, Norway
Engene, MSc, Biologist, Co-author – The Climate, Science and Politics
(2009), Bø i Telemark, Norway
Fulks, B.S., M.S., PhD (Physics, University of Chicago), cosmic radiation,
solar wind, electromagnetic and geophysical phenomena, Portland, Oregon,
Georgieva, MSc (meteorology), PhD (solar-terrestrial climate physics),
Professor, Space Research and Technologies Institute, Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Lee C.
Gerhard, PhD, Senior Scientist Emeritus, University of Kansas, past
director and state geologist, Kansas Geological Survey, U.S.A.
Giaever PhD, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1973, professor emeritus at the
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a professor-at-large at the University
of Oslo, Applied BioPhysics, Troy, New York, U.S.A.
Glatzle, PhD, ScAgr, Agro-Biologist and Gerente ejecutivo, Tropical
pasture research and land use management, Director científico de INTTAS,
Loma Plata, Paraguay
Goldberg, PhD, Adj Professor, Royal Institute of Technology (Mech, Eng.),
Secretary General KTH International Climate Seminar 2006 and Climate
analyst (NIPCC), Lidingö, Sweden
- Laurence I. Gould, PhD, Professor
of Physics, University of Hartford, Past Chair (2004), New England Section
of the American Physical Society, West Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Gray, PhD, New Zealand Climate Coalition, expert reviewer for the
IPCC, author of The Greenhouse Delusion: A Critique of Climate Change
2001, Wellington, New Zealand
M. Gray, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Colorado
State University, Head of the Tropical Meteorology Project, Fort Collins,
B. Hammons, PhD (Applied Mathematics), climate-related specialties:
applied mathematics, modeling & simulation, software & systems
engineering, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management,
University of Dallas; Assistant Professor, North Texas State University
(Dr. Hammons found many serious flaws during a detailed study of the
software, associated control files plus related email traffic of the Climate
Research Unit temperature and other records and “adjustments” carried out
in support of IPCC conclusions), Coyle, OK, U.S.A.
Happer, PhD, Professor, Department of Physics, Princeton University,
Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.
- Hermann Harde, PhD, Professur
f. Lasertechnik & Werkstoffkunde (specialized in molecular
spectroscopy, development of gas sensors and CO2-climate
sensitivity), Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Universität der Bundeswehr
Fakultät für Elektrotechnik, Hamburg, Germany
Hayden, PhD, Emeritus Professor (Physics), University of Connecticut, The
Energy Advocate, Pueblo West, Colorado, U.S.A.
Hays, Meteorologist, atmospheric scientist, NASA Columbia Scientific
Balloon Facility (currently working at McMurdo Station, Antarctica),
Palestine, Texas, U.S.A.
- Martin Hovland,
M.Sc. (meteorology, University of Bergen), PhD (Dr Philos, University of
Tromsø), FGS, Emeritus Professor, Geophysics, Centre for Geobiology,
University of Bergen, member of the expert panel: Environmental Protection
and Safety Panel (EPSP) for the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) and the
Integrated ODP, Stavanger, Norway
Humlum, PhD, Professor of Physical Geography, Department of Physical
Geography, Institute of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
D. Idso, PhD, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for the
Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.
B. Idso, PhD, President, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global
Change, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.
Irons, BS (Geology), MS (Geology), Sr. Geophysicist at Fairfield Nodal
(specialization: paleoclimate), Lakewood, Colorado, U.S.A.
Jackson, MSc (plasma physics), MPhil (energy economics), Director, Independent
Climate Research Group, Northern Ireland and London (Founder of the
energy/climate group at the Institute of Physics, London), United Kingdom
F. Jacobs, Geol.Drs., P. Geol., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jelbring, PhD Climatology, Stockholm University, MSc Electronic
engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, BSc Meteorology,
Stockholm University, Sweden
Kappel, B.S. (Physical Science-Geology), B.S. (Meteorology), Storm
Analysis, Climatology, Operation Forecasting, Vice President/Senior
Weather Associates, LLC, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs,
Kärner, Ph.D., Extraordinary Research Associate; Dept. of Atmospheric
Physics, Tartu Observatory, Toravere, Estonia
F. Khilyuk, PhD, Science Secretary, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences,
Professor of Engineering (CO2/temp. focused research), University of
Southern California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Kininmonth MSc, MAdmin, former head of Australia’s National Climate Centre
and a consultant to the World Meteorological organization’s Commission for
Climatology, Kew, Victoria, Australia
- Gerhard Kramm, Dr. rer. nat.
(Theoretical Meteorology), Research Associate Professor, Geophysical
Institute, Associate Faculty, College of Natural Science and Mathematics,
University of Alaska Fairbanks, (climate specialties: Atmospheric
energetics, physics of the atmospheric boundary layer, physical
climatology – see
interesting paper by Kramm et al), Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
Kullman, PhD (Physical geography, plant ecology, landscape ecology),
Professor, Physical geography, Department of Ecology and Environmental
science, Umeå University, Areas of Specialization: Paleoclimate (Holocene
to the present), glaciology, vegetation history, impact of modern climate
on the living landscape, Umeå, Sweden
H.J. Labohm, PhD, Independent economist, author specialised in climate
issues, IPCC expert reviewer, author of Man-Made
Global Warming: Unravelling a Dogma and climate
science-related Blog, The Netherlands
Berg-Edland Larsen, PhD (Geology, Geochemistry), Professor, Dep. Geology
and Geoengineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU),
(Kees) le Pair, PhD (Physics Leiden, Low Temperature Physics), former
director of the Netherlands Research Organization FOM (fundamental
physics) and subsequently founder and director of The Netherlands Technology
Foundation STW. Served the Dutch Government many years as member of
its General Energy Council and of the National Defense Research Council.
Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences Honorary Medal and honorary doctorate
in all technical sciences of the Delft University of technology,
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Leahey, PhD, meteorologist and air-quality consultant, past President –
Friends of Science, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Jay Lehr, B.Eng. (Princeton), PhD
(environmental science and ground water hydrology), Science Director, The
Heartland Institute, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Leyland, M.Sc., FIEE, FIMechE, FIPENZ, MRSNZ, consulting engineer (power),
Energy Issues Advisor – International Climate Science Coalition, Auckland,
Liebsch, B.A. (Earth Science, St. Cloud State University); M.S.
(Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University), former Associate
Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; former Adjunct Professor of
Meteorology, St. Cloud State University, Environmental Consultant/Air
Quality Scientist (Areas of Specialization: micrometeorology, greenhouse
gas emissions), Maple Grove, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Lindqvist, PhD (Applied Geology), Independent Geologic Consultant, Areas
of Specialization: Climate Variation in the recent geologic past, Tiburon,
Lüdecke, Prof. Dr. , PhD (Physics), retired from university of appl.
sciences HTW, Saarbrücken (Germany), atmospheric temperature research,
speaker of the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE),
R. Lupo, Ph.D., Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Soil,
Environmental, and Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri, Columbia,
- Oliver Manuel, BS, MS, PhD, Post-Doc
(Space Physics), Associate - Climate & Solar Science Institute,
Emeritus Professor, College of Arts & Sciences University of
Missouri-Rolla, previously Research Scientist (US Geological Survey) and
NASA Principal Investigator for Apollo, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, U.S.A.
Massen, professeur-docteur en physique (PhD equivalent, Universities of
Nancy (France) and Liège (Belgium), Manager of the Meteorological Station
of the Lycée Classique de Diekirch, specialising in the measurement of
solar radiation and atmospheric gases. Collaborator to the WOUDC (World
Ozone and UV Radiation Data Center), Diekirch, Luxembourg
Masson, Prof. dr. ir., Emeritus Professor University of Antwerp (Energy
& Environment Technology Management), Visiting professor Maastricht
School of Management, specialist in dynamical (chaotic) complex system
analysis, Antwerp, Belgium.
Mark Miskolczi, PhD, atmospheric physicist, formerly of NASA’s Langley
Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, U.S.A.
Monckton of Brenchley, Expert reviewer, IPCC Fifth Assessment Report,
Quantification of Climate Sensitivity, Carie, Rannoch, Scotland
Mörner, PhD (Sea Level Changes and Climate), Emeritus Professor of
Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Nicol, PhD (Physics, James Cook University), Chairman – Australian climate
Science Coalition, Brisbane, Australia
Nordin, PhD, professor in philosophy of science (including a focus on
“Climate research, philosophical and sociological aspects of a politicised
research area”), Linköpings University, Sweden.
Nowell, M.Sc., Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, former chairman
of the NATO Meteorological Group, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ollier, D.Sc., Professor Emeritus (School of Earth and Environment – see
Climate Challenge sea level article here),
Research Fellow, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, W.A.,
- Oleg M.
Pokrovsky, BS, MS, PhD (mathematics and atmospheric physics – St.
Petersburg State University, 1970), Dr. in Phys. and Math Sciences (1985),
Professor in Geophysics (1995), principal scientist, Main Geophysical
Observatory (RosHydroMet), Note: Dr. Pokrovsky analyzed long climates and concludes
that anthropogenic CO2 impact is not the main contributor in climate
change,St. Petersburg, Russia.
Joseph Pounder, BS (Meteorology, University of Oklahoma), MS (Atmospheric
Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign); Meteorological/Oceanographic
Data Analyst for the National Data Buoy Center, formerly
Meteorologist, WILL AM/FM/TV, Urbana, U.S.A.
Pratt, PhD, Professor of Geology (Sedimentology), University of
Professor Pratt’s article for a summary of his views), Saskatoon,
N.A. Priem, PhD, Professore-emeritus isotope-geophysics and planetary
geology, Utrecht University, past director ZWO/NOW Institute of Isotope
Geophysical Research, Past-President Royal Netherlands Society of Geology
and Mining, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Raspopov, Doctor of Science and Honored Scientist of the Russian
Federation, Professor – Geophysics, Senior Scientist, St. Petersburg
Filial (Branch) of N.V.Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism,
Ionosphere and Radiowaves Propagation of RAS (climate specialty: climate
in the past, particularly the influence of solar variability),
Editor-in-Chief of journal “Geomagnetism and Aeronomy” (published by
Russian Academy of Sciences), St. Petersburg, Russia
- Curt G.
Rose, BA, MA (University of Western Ontario), MA, PhD (Clark University),
Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Studies and Geography,
Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Jeevananda Reddy, M.Sc. (Geophysics), Post Graduate Diploma (Applied Statistics,
Andhra University), PhD (Agricultural Meteorology, Australian University,
Canberra), Formerly Chief Technical Advisor—United Nations World
Meteorological Organization (WMO) & Expert-Food and Agriculture
Organization (UN), Convener - Forum for a Sustainable
Environment, author of 500 scientific articles and several books –
here is one: “Climate
Change – Myths & Realities“, Hyderabad, India
Rorsch, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Molecular Genetics, Leiden University,
former member of the board of management of the Netherlands Organization
Applied Research TNO, Leiden, The Netherlands
Scagel, MSc (forest microclimate specialist), Principal Consultant –
Pacific Phytometric Consultants, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Schoneveld, MSc (Structural Geology), PhD (Geology), retired exploration
geologist and geophysicist, Australia and France
V. Segalstad, PhD (Geology/Geochemistry), Associate Professor of
Resource and Environmental Geology, University of Oslo, former IPCC expert
reviewer, former Head of the Geological Museum, and former head of the
Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden (UO), Oslo, Norway
Shade, BS (Physics), MS (Atmospheric Physics), MS (Applied Statistics),
Industrial Statistics Consultant, GDP, Dunfermline, Scotland, United
P. Sheahen, B.S., PhD (Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
specialist in renewable energy, research and publication (applied optics)
in modeling and measurement of absorption of infrared radiation by
atmospheric CO2, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2005-2009);
Argonne National Laboratory (1988-1992); Bell Telephone labs (1966-73),
National Bureau of Standards (1975-83), Oakland, Maryland, U.S.A.
- S. Fred
Singer, PhD, Professor Emeritus (Environmental Sciences), University of
Virginia, former director, U.S. Weather Satellite Service, Science and
Environmental Policy Project, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.
W. Sluijter, Prof. dr ir, Emeritus Professor of theoretical physics,
Technical University Eindhoven, Chairman—Skepsis Foundation, former
vice-president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics,
former President of the Division on Plasma Physics of the European
Physical Society and former bureau member of the Scientific Committee on
Sun-Terrestrial Physics, Euvelwegen, the Netherlands
Solheim, MSc (Astrophysics), Professor, Institute of Physics, University
of Tromsø, Norway (1971-2002), Professor (emeritus), Institute of
Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway (1965-1970, 2002-
present), climate specialties: sun and periodic climate variations,
scientific paper by Professor Solheim “Solen
varsler et kaldere tiår“, Baerum, Norway
Leighton Steward, Master of Science (Geology), Areas of Specialization:
paleoclimates and empirical evidence that indicates CO2 is not a
significant driver of climate change, Chairman, PlantsNeedCO2.org and CO2IsGreen.org, Chairman of the
Institute for the Study of Earth and Man (geology, archeology &
anthropology) at SMU in Dallas, Texas, Boerne, TX, U.S.A.
B. Super, PhD (Meteorology – University of Wisconsin at Madison), former
Professor of Meteorology at Montana State University, retired Research
Meteorologist, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, U.S.A.
(Ted) R. Swart, D.Sc. (physical chemistry, University of Pretoria), M.Sc.
and Ph.D. (math/computer science, University of Witwatersrand). Formerly
Director of the Gulbenkian Centre, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor
and Head of the Department of Computer Science, University of Rhodesia and
past President of the Rhodesia Scientific Association. Set up the first
radiocarbon dating laboratory in Africa. Most recently, Professor in the
Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo
and Chair of Computing and Information Science and Acting Dean at the
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, now retired in Kelowna British
H. Taylor, B.A. (Mathematics, U.C. Santa Barbara), M.S. (Meteorology,
University of Utah), Certified Consulting Meteorologist, Applied Climate
Services, LLC, Former State Climatologist (Oregon), President, American
Association of State Climatologists (1998-2000), Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A.
- J. E.
Tilsley, P.Eng., BA Geol, Acadia University, 53 years of climate and
paleoclimate studies related to development of economic mineral deposits,
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Tullberg, Civilingenjör i Kemi (equivalent to Masters of Chemical
Engineering), Co-author – The
Climate, Science and Politics (2009) (see here
for a review), formerly instructor of Organic Chemistry (specialization in
“Climate chemistry”), Environmental Control and Environmental Protection
Engineering at University in Växjö; Falsterbo, Sweden
Gregory Valentine, PhD, Adjunct professor of engineering (aero and fluid
dynamics specialization) at the University of Maryland, Technical manager
at US Department of Energy, for large-scale modeling of atmospheric
pollution, Technical referee for the US Department of Energy’s Office of
Science programs in climate and atmospheric modeling conducted at American
Universities and National Labs, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
- Bas van Geel, PhD,
paleo-climatologist, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics,
Research Group Paleoecology and Landscape Ecology, Faculty of Science,
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J. van der Lingen, PhD (Utrecht University), geologist and paleoclimatologist,
climate change consultant, Geoscience Research and Investigations, Nelson,
(Tom) van Loon, PhD, Professor of Geology (Quaternary Geologyspecialism:
Glacial Geology), Adam Mickiewicz University, former President of the
European Association of Science Editors Poznan, Poland
Vahrenholt, B.S. (chemistry), PhD (chemistry), Prof. Dr., Professor of
Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Former Senator for environmental affairs
of the State of Hamburg, former CEO of REpower Systems AG
(wind turbines), Author of the book Die
kalte Sonne: warum die Klimakatastrophe nicht stattfindet (The Cold
Sun: Why the Climate Crisis Isn’t Happening”, Hamburg, Germany
G. Vershovsky, Ph.D. in meteorology (macrometeorology, long-term
forecasts, climatology), Senior Researcher, Russian State
Hydrometeorological University, works with, as he writes, “Atmospheric
Centers of Action (cyclones and anticyclones, such as Icelandic
depression, the South Pacific subtropical anticyclone, etc.). Changes in
key parameters of these centers strongly indicate that the global
temperature is influenced by these natural factors (not exclusively but
nevertheless)”, St. Petersburg, Russia
Walin, PhD and Docent (theoretical Physics, University of Stockholm),
Professor Emeritus in oceanografi, Earth Science Center, Göteborg
University, Göteborg, Sweden
Watts, ItWorks/IntelliWeather, Founder, surfacestations.org, Watts Up With That, Chico,
Otto Weiss, Direktor und Professor at Physikalisch-Technische
Bundesanstalt, Visiting Professor at University of Copenhagen, Tokyo
Institute of Technology, Coauthor of ”Multiperiodic Climate Dynamics:
Spectral Analysis of…“, Braunschweig, Germany
Wezel, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Stratigraphy (global and Mediterranean
geology, mass biotic extinctions and paleoclimatology), University of
Urbino, Urbino, Italy
Winterhalter, PhD, senior marine researcher (retired), Geological Survey
of Finland, former professor in marine geology, University of Helsinki,
E. Wojick, PhD, PE, energy and environmental consultant, Technical
Advisory Board member – Climate Science Coalition of America, Star
Tannery, Virginia, U.S.A.
T. Wolff, Ph.D., Principal Atmospheric Scientist, Air Improvement
Resource, Inc., Novi, Michigan, U.S.A.
(Tom) Wysmuller –NASA (Ret) ARC, GSFC, Hdq. - Meteorologist,
Ogunquit, ME, U.S.A.
Zybach, PhD (Environmental Sciences, Oregon State University),
climate-related carbon sequestration research, MAIS, B.S., Director, Environmental Sciences Institute Peer review
Institute, Cottage Grove, Oregon, U.S.A.
Chand Sharma, PhD, Associate Professor of Glacial Geomorphology, Centre fort
the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,
A. Dergachev, PhD, Professor and Head of the Cosmic
Ray Laboratory at Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of
Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
Kumar Raina, Ex-Deputy Director General, Geological Survey of India,
Ex-Chairman Project Advisory and Monitoring Committee on Himalayan
glacier, DST, Govt. of India and currently Member Expert Committee on
Climate Change Programme, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of
India, author of 2010 MoEF Discussion Paper, “Himalayan
Glaciers – State-of-Art Review of Glacial Studies, Glacial Retreat and
Climate Change”, the first comprehensive study on the region.
Winner of the Indian Antarctica Award, Chandigarh, India
Chesner, B.S. (Meteorology, Penn State University), KETK Chief
Meteorologist, KETK TV,
previously Meteorologist with Accu Weather, Tyler, Texas, U.S.A