Sen. James M. Inhofe's list of 400+ supposedly prominent climate scientists who doubt global warming is full of names that should raise big question marks, including economists and other social scientists, mathematicians, TV weathermen, retired scientists, amateurs and industry-supported scientists. Also included are these 70 names of people who seem to lack any discernible background in climate science. Read here about why that could be an issue of concern.
Here are the names below. View the full list here.
1. Don Aitkin, PhD, professor, social scientist, retired Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Canberra, Australia.
2. Scott Armstrong of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
3. Dennis Avery. Not a scientist...he is director of the Center for Global Food Issues at the Hudson Institute, which receives funding from Exxon, Dupont, Monsanto and so on.
4. Dr. Franco Battaglia, a professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Modena in Italy.
5. Dr. John W. Brosnahan, develops remote-sensing instruments for atmospheric science.
6. Georgia D. Brown, an instructor of Geology & Oceanography at College of Lake County in Illinois (a community college).
7. Dr. Reid Bryson, the founding chairman of the Department of Meteorology at the University of Wisconsin (now the Department of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences). Was one of the people who thought we were facing global cooling in the 70's.
8. John L. Casey of the Florida-based Verity Management Services Inc. (VMS) NASA consultant and former space shuttle engineer.
9. Dr. Petr Chylek, adjunct professor, Dept. of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax. Connected to the Fraser Institute, which is an industry-funded group, and works at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
10. W. Dennis Clark, Department of Plant Biology at Arizona State University. Involved with industry-funded groups.
11. Larry Cosgrove, TV weatherman/meteorologist.
12. Vincent Courtillot is the director of the Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris, a member of the Academy of Sciences, a geomagnetism scientist, and president of the Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism Section of the American Geophysical Union.
13. Dr. David Douglass, Professor of Physics of the University of Rochester.
14. Dr. Denis Dutton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and recipient of the New Zealand Royal Society Medal for Services to Science and Technology. Associate Professor of Philosophy and former Chairman of the New Zealand Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal. No discernable climate experience.
15. Don J. Easterbrook, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Western Washington University. Retired.
16. Alexander G. Egorov, a researcher with the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in Saint Petersburg.
17. Robert Ellison, civil engineer with a Masters Degree in Environmental Science. Owns a engineerng consulting firm.
18. Robert H. Essenhigh, PhD, E.G. Bailey Professor of Energy Conversion, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University. No discernable climate experience.
19. Eduardo Ferreyra, aeronautical engineer. Doesn't have any discernable experience in climate science.
20. Gerhard Gerlich, professor for Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, Institut für Mathematische Physik der TU Braunschweig, Germany.
21. Dr. Jeffrey A. Glassman, applied physicist and engineer. Blogs at
22. Albrecht Glatzle, PhD, agro-biologist.
23. Former California State Climatologist Jim Goodridge, a consultant for the California Department of Water Resources. TV weatherman/meteorologist who now runs this blog:
24. Kesten Green of Monash University in Australia. No discernable scientific background.
25. Dr. Peter Harris, Australian engineer.
26. David Henderson, a professor at the Westminster Business School and former chief economist for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Has no discernable formal education in science and is associated with the right-leaning Hoover Institution, which receives funding from ExxonMobil, Arco, big tobacco and similar interests.
27. Dr. Robert Higgs, a Senior Fellow for the Independent Institute who has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University, Stanford University, and a fellow for the National Science Foundation. Economist with no discernable scientific background. Higgs is also a Senior Fellow with the Libertarian Independent Institute, which is industry funded.
28. David Holland is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He's an engineer who seems to have no climate science experience.
29. Art Horn, meteorologist currently operating http://www.theartofweather.com.
30. Yury Izrael, the director of Global Climate and Ecology Institute, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and UN IPCC Vice President. He is reportedly the "most influential scientific adviser" for Vladamir Putin. Believes we should be putting aerosol pollution into the air to lesson global warming.
31. Albert F. Jacobs, co-founder and spokesperson of the Canadian group Friends of Science, which was established to challenge the Kyoto Protocol. The group is known for close ties to the fossil fuels industry, though its actual funding sources are not well known.
185. Craig James, TV weatherman/meteorologist.
32. Hub Jongen, electrical engineer, the Netherlands. No discernable experience in climate science.
33. Wibjorn Karlen, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, Sweden. Connected to industry-funded groups.
34. Dr. Arnold Kling, economist with no discernable climate or natural science background. Sssociated with CATO, which receives Exxon funding.
35. Jan J.H. Kop, M.Sc. Ceng FICE (Civil Engineer Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers), Emeritus Professor of Public Health Engineering, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands.
36. Professor R.W.J. Kouffeld, Emeritus Professor, Energy Conversion, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
37. Ray Kurzweil, inventor. No discernable background in climate or earth sciences.
38. Hans H.J. Labohm, PhD, economist, former advisor to the executive board, Clingendael Institute, who was an IPCC reviewer. No degrees in or peer-reviewed articles in natural sciences. Connected to industry-funded groups.
39. The Rt. Hon. Lord Lawson of Blaby, economist; Chairman of the Central Europe Trust; former Chancellor of the Exchequer, U.K.
40. Arthur E. Lemay, a renowned computer systems specialist. Has no discernable climate science experience.
41. Bryan Leyland, electrical and mechanical engineer, International Climate Science Coalition, consultant, Auckland, New Zealand.
42. Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist" and professor at the Copenhagen Business School. Statistician/Political scientist, not a natural scientist.
43. Richard Mackey, PhD, statistician, Australia.
44. Nigel Marven, UK wildlife documentary filmmaker and ornithologist. No discernable climate or earth sciences experience.
45. Alister McFarquhar, PhD, international economist, Downing College, Cambridge, U.K.
46. Ross McKitrick, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada. Economist with heavy connections to industry-funded groups.
47. Stephen McIntyre of ClimateAudit.org, mathematics, philosophy, politics and economics. No discernable climate science experience. He is the guy who found the slight error in NASA's hockey stick data. He is also heavily involved in the mining industry, and even founded his own mining corporation.
48. Owen McShane, B. Arch., Master of City and Regional Planning (UC Berkeley), economist and policy analyst, joint founder of the International Climate Science Coalition, Director - Centre for Resource Management Studies, New Zealand. Economist, not a natural scientist.
49. Bill Meck, TV weatherman/meteorologist.
50. Dr. Patrick J. Michaels, professor of environmental sciences, University of Virginia. Admits he is industry funded.
51. Dr. Daniel W. Miles, a former professor of physics who earned his PhD from the University of Utah.
52. Lord Christopher Monckton, the Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
No discernable scientific background. Has a degree in classics and a diploma in journalism.
53. Dr. Patrick Moore, a Greenpeace founding member turned industry consultant and promoter of nuclear energy.
54. Dr. Thomas Gale Moore is a former professor at Michigan State University, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, which receives funding from corps like Exxon.
55. David Noble of Canada's York University. Has no discernable experience in earth sciences. He was denied tenure at MIT, allegedly forced to leave his appointment at the Smithsonian Institution, and was blocked from giving the commencement address at Harvey Mudd College because the administration argued he was "anti-technology."
56. Professor Emeritus Peter R Odell of International Energy Studies at the University of Rotterdam. Retired Economist with no natural science experience.
57. Dr. Benny Peiser, professor of social anthropology, Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University, U.K. Doesn't have discernable climate/earth science experience.
58. R. Timothy Patterson, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences (paleoclimatology), Carleton University, Canada. Connected to Friends of Science and the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, which is industry funded.
59. Dr. Tom Quirk, a former University lecturer, fellow of three Oxford Colleges, and a board member of the Australia-based Institute of Public Affairs. Former mining consultant, corporate mining executive. No discernable climate experience.
60. Dr. Art Robinson, founder, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, Cave Junction, Ore. Industry backer who has no discernable experience in climate scientist and whose Oregon Petition against global warming was condemned by the National Academy of Science.
61. Alex Robson, PhD, Economics, Australian National University. Economist who is connected to industry-funded groups.
62. Lenny Smith of the London School of Economics, who co-authored a study on the uncertainties of climate models for the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in Oxford. Statistician with no discernable experience in climate or earth sciences.
63. Dr. Richard Tol, the director of the Centre for Marine and Atmospheric Science, and a prominent economist with Hamburg University in Germany.
An economist with no discernable experience in climate or earth sciences.
64. Dr. G. Cornelis van Kooten, professor and Canada Research Chair in environmental studies and climate change, Dept. of Economics, University of Victoria. Economist, with no discernable climate or earth science experience.
65. Len Walker, PhD, power engineering, Pict Energy, Melbourne, Australia.
66. Edward J. Wegman, Department of Statistics and Department Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University, Virginia. Statistics professor.
67. Stephan Wilksch, PhD, Professor for Innovation and Technology Management, Production Management and Logistics, University of Technology and Economics Berlin, Germany.
68. Nico Willemse, engineer.
69. Jan Pieter van Wolfswinkel, a retired mechanical engineering professor, TU Delft. No discernable climate science experience.
70. James Woudhuysen, a professor at De Montfort University in the Department of Product & Spatial Design.
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