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 and amateurs. Also included are these 84 names of scientists who have received support for their work from fossil fuel industries. Read here about why that could be an issue of concern.
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1. Professor Tom Addiscott of the University of East London SA.
2. David Archibald, Australia. Geologist with Summa Development Limited. Associated with Australia's Lavoisier Group, which was established specifically to be skeptical of climate change. The group receives funding from the coal and oil industry.
3. Dr. August H. Auer (Deceased), co-founder of New Zealand Climate Science Coalition. Heavily involved with industry-funded groups.
4. 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.
5. Dr. Nils-Axel Morner, emeritus professor of paleogeophysics and geodynamics, Stockholm University, Sweden. Strong ties to the oil industry, and claims to be an expert in "dowsing." Connected to the anti-global warming group Natural Resources Stewardship Project.
6. Donald G. Baker of the University of Minnesota. Heavily involved with industry-funded groups.
7. Dr. Sallie Baliunas, astrophysicist and climate researcher, Boston, Mass.
Heavily connected to many industry-funded groups.
8. Dr. Robert Balling, heavily involved with industry-funded groups. Has received money from Exxon for studies.
9. Timothy F. Ball, PhD, environmental consultant, former climatology professor, University of Winnipeg, Canada. Founder of many industry groups.
10. Dr. Jack Barrett, chemist and spectroscopist, formerly with Imperial College London, U.K. Heavily connected to the oil and mining industry
11. 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.
12. Sonja A. Boehmer-Christiansen, PhD, Reader, Dept. of Geography, Hull University, UK; Editor, Energy & Environment journal. Member of the "Scientific Alliance," which has many industry-funded scientists involved with it.
13. Dr. Robert. M. Carter, professor, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. Paleoclimate scientist. Member of the institute of public affairs. a Industry funded think tank that takes money from places like Monsanto, Big Tobacco and so on.
14. 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.
15. Ian D. Clark, PhD, Professor, isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada. Heavily connected to -industry-funded groups.
16. W. Dennis Clark, Department of Plant Biology at Arizona State University. Involved with industry-funded groups.
17. Dr. Paul Copper, FRSC, professor emeritus, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ont. Now tied to the oil industry, and connected to the Natural Resource Stewardship Project.
18. Richard S. Courtney, PhD, climate and atmospheric science consultant, IPCC 4
Industry funded, with no education, but likes to say he has one
19. Joseph D'Aleo, served as the first Director of Meteorology at The Weather Channel and was the Chief Meteorologist at Weather Services International Corporation. Served as chairman of the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting. Involved with industry-funded groups such as the Fraser Institute, and he the website icecap.us
20. Peter Dietze, independent energy advisor and scientific climate and carbon modeller, official IPCC reviewer, Bavaria, Germany. Electrical engineer who has connections to industry-funded groups.
21. Dr. Michael J. Economides, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cullen College of Engineering at University of Houston.
Petroleum Engineer with deep ties to the oil industry.
22. Dr. Hugh W. Ellsaesser, physicist/meteorologist, previously with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Calif.; atmospheric consultant.
Heavily connected to industry-funded groups.
23. Dr. Cal Evans, geochemist and a prominent researcher who has advised the Alberta Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and who is affiliated with the Calgary-based, industry-funded group Friends of Science.
24. Ray Evans, engineer and founding member of the Australia-based Lavoisier Group, which was set up to deny global warming. The group receives funding from the coal and oil industries.
25. Bob Foster, geologist and director of the Australia-based, global warming-denying Lavoisier Group (which is heavily funded by the oil and coal industries). Ex-General Manager Marketing with BHP Petroleum.
26. Lee C. Gerhard, PhD, senior scientist emeritus, University of Kansas; former director and state geologist, Kansas Geological Survey. Retired geologist who is involved with industry-funded groups.
27. Indur M Goklany, Ph.D, who has represented the United States at the International Panel on Climate Change and in the negotiations leading to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Affiliated with the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, which takes money from ExxonMobil and other big corps.
28. Vincent Gray, PhD, expert reviewer for the IPCC and author of The Greenhouse Delusion: A Critique of 'Climate Change 2001,' Wellington, New Zealand. Associated with coal research, has not published any peer-reviewed work in regards to climate. Hasn't published anything in over 17 years. Also a member of the NRSP, which gets funding from energy companies such as Exxon.
29. Robert W. Hahn, economist who is heavily involved in industry-funded groups (EPW report lists him as a chemical engineer).
30. Howard Hayden, PhD, emeritus professor of physics, University of Connecticut, U.S. Retired, takes money from Exxon, and has never published anything peer reviewed relating to climate.
31. 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.
32. 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.
33. Craig D. Idso, PhD, Chairman, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Arizona, U.S. Received direct funding from Exxon.
34. Keith Idso, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Arizona.
35. Sherwood B. Idso, PhD, President, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, AZ, USA. Industry funded.
36. Andrei Illarionov, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, U.S.; founder and director of the Institute of Economic Analysis, Russia. Involved with industry funded groups.
37. 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.
38. Dr. Kelvin Kemm, formerly a scientist at South Africa's Atomic Energy Corporation. Connected to the industry-funded group The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, he is a nuclear physicist and mathematician turned consultant/lobbyist.
39. Madhav Khandekar, PhD, former research scientist with Environment Canada; Editor of "Climate Research" (03-05); Editorial Board Member "Natural Hazards," IPCC Expert Reviewer 2007. Connected to multiple industry-funded groups.
40. William Kininmonth, M.Sc., M.Admin., former head of Australia's National Climate Centre and a consultant to the World Meteorological organization's Commission for Climatology. Connected to industry-funded groups.
41. Dr. Arnold Kling, economist with no discernable climate or natural science background. Sssociated with CATO, which receives Exxon funding.
42. Paul C. Knappenberger, previously involved with a now-closed branch of the George C. Marshall Institute, which according to Newsweek is a "central cog in the denial machine." The institute has received funding from ExxonMobil.
43. 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.
44. Douglas Leahey, PhD, meteorologist and air-quality consultant, Calgary, Canada. Connected to industry-funded groups.
45. David R. Legates, PhD, Director, Center for Climatic Research, University of Delaware, U.S. Connected to industry-funded groups.
46. Bryan Leyland, electrical and mechanical engineer, International Climate Science Coalition, consultant, Auckland, New Zealand.
47. Richard S. Lindzen, PhD, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S. Former IPCC reviewer who is connected to industry-funded groups.
48. Martin Livermore, chemist, director of the Scientific Alliance. Connected to industry-funded group.
49. Anthony R. Lupo, PhD, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science, Dept. of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, U.S. Connected to industry-funded groups and scientists.
50. Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, a field biologist who has worked in remote parts of Africa and published in international and Australian scientific journals. Affiliated with the Institute of Public Affairs, where she is the Director of the Environment. The group receives funding from the oil, coal and tobacco industries.
51. Ross McKitrick, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada. Economist with heavy connections to industry-funded groups.
52. 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.
53. John McLean, climate data analyst, computer scientist, Melbourne, Australia. Climate-related work was published by the Science and Public Policy Institute, which receives funding from ExxonMobil.
54. Dr. Patrick J. Michaels, professor of environmental sciences, University of Virginia. Admits he is industry funded.
55. Professor Vivian Moses of King's College and University College in London. Leader of CropGen. industry-funded group.
56. Alan Moghissi of the Institute for Regulatory Science. connected to industry-funded groups.
57. Alan Moran, PhD, energy economist, Director of the IPA's Deregulation Unit, Australia, which is industry funded.
58. 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.
59. James J. O'Brien, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Meteorology and Oceanography, Florida State University. Connected to the George C. Marshall Institute and the Fraser Institute, both of which receive money from ExxonMobil and other corporate interests.
60. Garth W. Paltridge, PhD, atmospheric physicist, Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia. Is associated with Big Oil via the industry-funded nonprofit The Natural Resources Stewardship Project.
61. 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.
62. Harry N.A. Priem, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Planetary Geology and Isotope Geophysics, Utrecht University; former director of the Netherlands Institute for Isotope Geosciences. Retired, with connections to industry-funded groups.
63. 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.
64. William E. Reifsnyder, meteorologist. Connected to industry-funded groups.
65. Dr. Paul Reiter, professor, Institut Pasteur, Unit of Insects and Infectious Diseases, Paris, France. Expert reviewer, IPCC Working group II, chapter 8 (human health). Connected to industry-funded groups.
66. 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.
67. Alex Robson, PhD, Economics, Australian National University. Economist who is connected to industry-funded groups.
68. Rob Scagel, M.Sc., forest microclimate specialist, principal consultant, Pacific Phytometric Consultants, B.C., Canada. connected with the Natural Resources Stewardship Project which is an industry group.
69. Joel Schwartz, who holds a master's degree in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology. Associated with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the American Enterprise Institute and the Heartland Institute.
70. Gary D. Sharp, PhD, Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study, Salinas, CA, U.S. marine biologist and connected to industry-funded groups.
71. Clinton H. Sheehan of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas. Connected to industry-funded groups.
72. C. Robert Shoup, petroleum geologist, authored a summer 2007 scientific study for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Works directly for Shell(which the EPW left out).
73. Paavo Siitam, M.Sc., agronomist, chemist, Cobourg, Ont.
Retired, connected to industry-funded groups.
74. S. Fred Singer, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia and former director, U.S. Weather Satellite Service.
connected to several industry-funded groups.
75. Dr. Willie Soon, Astrophysicist with Harvard-Smithsonian Center.
Connected to industry-funded groups.
76. Roy W. Spencer, PhD, climatologist, Principal Research Scientist, Earth System Science Center, the University of Alabama, Huntsville.
Meteorologist, creationist and has many industry-funded connections.
77. Dr. Walter Starck, Australian marine scientist.
Connected to industry-funded groups.
78. Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Professor of Meteorology at Iowa State University and a former project scientist with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
79. Hendrik Tennekes, PhD, former Director of Research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Retired, hasn't done anything peer reviewed in over 17 years.
Connected to Fred Singer via SEPP:
80. Professor Anthony Trewavas of the Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Involved with many scientists who are industry funded or run industry groups.
81. Kenneth E. F. Watt, zoologist. Connected to industry-funded groups.
82. Dr. Richard C. Willson of Columbia University's Center for Climate Systems Research. Can't find much on him other than the fact he is connected to a bunch of industry-funded scientists via icecap.us.
83. Sylvan H. Wittwer of Michigan State University. Connected to industry-funded groups.
84. David E. Wojick, PhD, P.Eng., UN IPCC Expert Reviewer, energy consultant, Virginia. Is involved in industry-funded groups backed by coal and oil corporations.
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