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.
Habibullo 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
PhD, Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Founding Director,
International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska,
Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
Bjarne Andresen, Dr. Scient., physicist, published and presents on
the impossibility of a "global temperature", Professor, Niels Bohr
Institute (physics (thermodynamics) and chemistry), University of
J. 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, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Timothy F. Ball, PhD, environmental consultant and former climatology professor, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
James 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,
Colin 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
Joe Bastardi, BSc, (Meteorology, Pennsylvania State), meteorologist, State College, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Franco Battaglia, PhD (Chemical Physics), Professor of Physics and Environmental Chemistry, University of Modena, Italy
Richard 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.
Ian Bock, BSc, PhD, DSc, Biological sciences (retired), Ringkobing, Denmark
Ahmed Boucenna, PhD, Professor of Physics (strong climate focus),
Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Ferhat Abbas University, Setif,
Antonio 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.
Mark 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.
Rudy 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, Oregon, U.S.A.
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.
Dan 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, Townsville, Australia
Scott Chesner, B.S. (Meteorology, Penn State University), KETK Chief Meteorologist, KETK TV, previously Meteorologist with ccu Weather, Tyler, Texas, U.S.A.
Uberto Crescenti, PhD, Full Professor of Applied Geology, Università
G. d'Annunzio, Past President Società Geologica taliana, Chieti, Italy
Arthur 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.
George 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
Cornelia Codreanova, Diploma in Geography, Researcher (Areas of
Specialization: formation of glacial lakes) at Liberec University, Czech
Republic, Zwenkau, Germany
Michael Coffman, PhD (Ecosystems Analysis and Climate Influences,
University of Idaho), CEO of Sovereignty International, President of
Environmental Perspectives, Inc., Bangor, Maine, U.S.A.
Piers 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
Richard S. Courtney, PhD, energy and environmental consultant, IPCC expert reviewer, Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Roger 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.
Susan Crockford, PhD (Zoology/Evolutionary Biology/Archaeozoology),
Adjunct Professor (Anthropology/Faculty of Graduate Studies), University
of Victoria, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada
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.
Joseph 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.
David Deming, PhD (Geophysics), Professor of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
James 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
Willem de Lange, MSc (Hons), DPhil (Computer and Earth Sciences),
Senior Lecturer in Earth and Ocean Sciences, The University of Waikato,
Hamilton, New Zealand
A. Dergachev, PhD, Professor and Head of the Cosmic Ray Laboratory at
Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, St.
Silvia Duhau, Ph.D. (physics), Solar Terrestrial Physics, Buenos Aires University, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Geoff Duffy, DEng (Dr of Engineering), PhD (Chemical Engineering),
BSc, ASTCDip., FRSNZ (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
Don J. Easterbrook, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Western Washington, University, Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.
Ole Henrik Ellestad, PhD, 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,
Per Engene, MSc, Biologist, Co-author - The Climate, Science and Politics (2009), Bø i Telemark, Norway
Gordon Fulks, B.S., M.S., PhD (Physics, University of Chicago),
cosmic radiation, solar wind, electromagnetic and geophysical phenomena,
Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
Katya 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.
Gerhard Gerlich, Dr.rer.nat. (Mathematical Physics:
Magnetohydrodynamics) habil. (Real Measure Manifolds), Professor,
Institut für Mathematische Physik, Technische Universität
Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, Co-author of “Falsification Of The
Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics”,
Int.J.Mod.Phys.,2009, Braunschweig, Germany
Ivar 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.
Albrecht Glatzle, PhD, ScAgr, Agro-Biologist and Gerente ejecutivo,
Tropical pasture research and land use management, Director científico
de INTTAS, Loma Plata, Paraguay
Fred 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,
PhD, New Zealand Climate Coalition, expert reviewer for the IPCC,
author of The Greenhouse Delusion: A Critique of Climate Change 2001,
Wellington, New Zealand
William M. Gray, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Atmospheric
Science, Colorado State University, Head of the Tropical Meteorology
Project, Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A.
Charles 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,
William 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 füElektrotechnik, Hamburg, Germany
Howard Hayden, PhD, Emeritus Professor (Physics), University of Connecticut, The Energy Advocate, Pueblo West, Colorado, U.S.A.
Ross Hays, Meteorologist, atmospheric scientist, NASA Columbia
Scientific Balloon Facility (currently working at McMurdo Station,
Antarctica), Palestine, Texas, U.S.A.
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
PhD, Professor of Physical Geography, Department of Physical Geography,
Institute of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Craig D. Idso, PhD, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center
for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Tempe, Arizona,
Sherwood B. Idso, PhD, President, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.
Larry Irons, BS (Geology), MS (Geology), Sr. Geophysicist at
Fairfield Nodal (specialization: paleoclimate), Lakewood, Colorado,
Terri 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
Albert F. Jacobs, Geol.Drs., P. Geol., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hans Jelbring, PhD Climatology, Stockholm University, MSc Electronic
engineering, Royal Institute of Technology,Meteorology, Stockholm
Bill Kappel, B.S. (Physical Science-Geology), B.S. (Meteorology),
Storm Analysis, Climatology, Operation Forecasting, Vice
President/Senior Meteorologist, Applied Weather Associates, LLC, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, U.S.A.
Olavi Kärner, Ph.D., Extraordinary Research Associate; Dept. of Atmospheric Physics, Tartu Observatory, Toravere, Estonia
A. Keen, PhD (climatology, University of Colorado), Emeritus Instructor
of Atmospheric Science, University of Colorado; former President,
Boulder-Denver branch of the American Meteorological Society; Expert
AR5; author of reports and books on the regional weather and climate of
Alaska, the Arctic, and North America; NWS co-op observer, Coal Creek
Canyon, Golden, Colorado, U.S.A.
L. Khandekar, PhD, consultant meteorolgist, (former) Research
Scientist, Environment Canada, Editor "Climate Research” (03-05),
Editorial Board Member "Natural Hazards, IPCC Expert Reviewer 2007,
Unionville, Ontario, Canada
Leonid 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.
William 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
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.
Leif 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
Hans 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
Rune Berg-Edland Larsen, PhD (Geology, Geochemistry), Professor, Dep.
Geology and Geoengineering, Norwegian University of Science and
Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
C. (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 FoundationServed 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
Douglas Leahey, PhD, meteorologist and air-quality consultant, past President - Friends of Science, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
B.Eng. (Princeton), PhD (environmental science and ground water
hydrology), Science Director, The Heartland Institute, Chicago,
Bryan Leyland, M.Sc., FIEE, FIMechE, FIPENZ, MRSNZ, consulting
engineer (power), Energy Issues Advisor - International Climate Science
Coalition, Auckland, New Zealand
Edward 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.
William Lindqvist, PhD (Applied Geology), Independent Geologic
Consultant, Areas of Specialization: Climate Variation in the recent
geologic past, Tiburon, California, U.S.A.
Horst-Joachim 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), Heidelberg, Germany
Anthony R. Lupo, Ph.D., Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department
of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri,
Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.
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,
Francis 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),
Henri 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.
Ferenc Mark Miskolczi, PhD, atmospheric physicist, formerly of NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, U.S.A.
Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, Expert reviewer, IPCC Fifth
Assessment Report, Quantification of Climate Sensitivity, Carie,
PhD (Sea Level Changes and Climate), Emeritus Professor of
Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University, Stockholm,
John Nicol, PhD (Physics, James Cook University), Chairman - Australian climate Science Coalition, Brisbane, Australia
PhD, professor in philosophy of science (including a focus on "Climate
research, philosophical and sociological aspects of a politicised
research area"), Linköpings University, Sweden.
David Nowell, M.Sc., Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society,
former chairman of the NATO Meteorological Group, Ottawa, Ontario,
Cliff Ollier, D.Sc., Professor Emeritus (School of Earth and Environment - see his Copenhagen Climate Challenge sea level article here), Research Fellow, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, W.A., Australia
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 concluds that anthropogenic CO2 impact is not main
contributor in climate change,St. Petersburg, Russia.
Daniel Joseph Pounder, BS (Meteorology, University of Oklahoma), MS
(Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign);
Meteorological/Oceanographic Data Analyst forNational Data Buoy Center,
formerly Meteorologist, WILL AM/FM/TV, Urbana, U.S.A.
Brian Pratt, PhD, Professor of Geology (Sedimentology), University of Saskatchewan (see Professor Pratt's article for a summary of his views), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Harry 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
Tom Quirk, MSc (Melbourne),
D Phil, MA (Oxford), SMP (Harvard), Member of the Scientific Advisory
Panel of the Australian climate Science Coalition, Member Board
Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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, “http://moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/MoEF%20Discussion%20Paper%20_him.pdf, 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
Oleg Raspopov, Doctor of ScienceHonored 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,
S. 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
forSustainable Environment, author of 500 scientific articles and
several books - here is one: "Climate Change - Myths & Realities", Hyderabad, India
Arthur 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
Rob Scagel, MSc (forest microclimate specialist), Principal
Consultant - Pacific Phytometric Consultants, Surrey, British Columbia,
Chris Schoneveld, MSc (Structural Geology), PhD (Geology), retired exploration geologist and geophysicist, Australia and France
Tom 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
John Shade, BS (Physics), MS (Atmospheric Physics), MS (Applied
Statistics), Industrial Statistics Consultant, GDP, Dunfermline,
Scotland, United Kingdom
Chand Sharma, PhD, Associate Professor of Glacial Geomorphology, Centre
fort the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi, India
Thomas 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,
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,
Frans 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
Jan-Erik 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
H. 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,
Arlin 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,
Edward (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 Columbia, Canada
George 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
Ralf D. Tscheuschner,
Dr.rer.nat. (Theoretical physics: Quantum Theory), PhD, Freelance
Lecturer and Researcher in Physics and Applied Informatics, Co-author of
“Falsification of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The
Frame Of Physics, Int.J.Mod.Phys. 2009, Hamburg, Germany
Göran 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
Protectionat University in Växjö; Falsterbo, Sweden
Brian 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,
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
Gerrit J. van der Lingen, PhD (Utrecht University), geologist and
paleoclimatologist, climate change consultant, Geoscience Research and
Investigations, Nelson, New Zealand
A.J. (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
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
Michael 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
Gösta Walin, PhD and Docent (theoretical Physics, University of
Stockholm), Professor Emeritus in oceanografi, Earth Science Center,
Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden
Anthony Watts, ItWorks/IntelliWeather, Founder, surfacestations.org, Watts Up With That, Chico, California, U.S.A.
Carl 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
Forese-Carlo Wezel, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Stratigraphy (global
and Mediterranean geology, mass biotic extinctions and
paleoclimatology), University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy
Boris Winterhalter, PhD, senior marine researcher (retired),
Geological Survey of Finland, former professor in marine geology,
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
David E. Wojick, PhD, PE, energy and environmental consultant,
Technical Advisory Board member - Climate Science Coalition of America,
Star Tannery, Virginia, U.S.A.
George T. Wolff, Ph.D., Principal Atmospheric Scientist, Air Improvement Resource, Inc., Novi, Michigan, U.S.A.
Thomas (Tom) Wysmuller –NASA (Ret) ARC, GSFC, Hdq. - Meteorologist, Ogunquit, ME, U.S.A.
- Bob 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.