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 social scientists, mathematicians, TV weathermen, retired scientists, amateurs and the industry supported. Also included are these 20 names of economists. Read here about why that could be an issue of concern.
Here are the names below. View the full list here.
1. Gary S. Becker, Nobel Prize-winning economist who is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and University Professor of Economics and Sociology at the University of Chicago. Not a natural scientist.
2. Tim Curtin, economist, and a former advisor to the EU, World Bank, and an emeritus faculty member of Australian National University. No discernable climate or natural science background.
3. Tim Curtin, economist, and a former advisor to the EU, World Bank, and an emeritus faculty member of Australian National University. No discernable climate or natural science background.
4. Robert W. Hahn, economist who is heavily involved in industry-funded groups (EPW report lists him as a chemical engineer).
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Dr. Arnold Kling, economist with no discernable climate or natural science background. Sssociated with CATO, which receives Exxon funding.
8. 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.
9. The Rt. Hon. Lord Lawson of Blaby, economist; Chairman of the Central Europe Trust; former Chancellor of the Exchequer, U.K.
10. Alister McFarquhar, PhD, international economist, Downing College, Cambridge, U.K.
11. Ross McKitrick, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada. Economist with heavy connections to industry-funded groups.
12. 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.
13. Frank Milne, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Queen's University, Canada.
14. Des Moore, former deputy secretary of the federal treasury in Australia.
Economist and political commentator. not a natural scientist. Director of the Institute for Private Enterprise. which receives industry funding.
15. 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.
16. Professor Emeritus Peter R Odell of International Energy Studies at the University of Rotterdam. Retired Economist with no natural science experience.
17. Gwyn Prins of the London School of Economics. Economist with no discernable natural science experience.
18. Alex Robson, PhD, Economics, Australian National University. Economist who is connected to industry-funded groups.
19. 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.
20. 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.
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