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, amateurs and industry-supported scientists. Also included are these 49 retired people. Read here about why that could be an issue of concern.
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1. Don Aitkin, PhD, professor, social scientist, retired Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Canberra, Australia.
2. 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.
3. Don Barron, retired soil scientist
4. Dr. Norman Borlaug, retired. Known as the father of the "Green Revolution" for helping to develop high-yield farming techniques. He is one of only five people in history who has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Doesn't seem to have any climate experience.
5. Daniel Botkin, president of the Center for the Study of the Environment and Professor Emeritus in the department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California. Retired.
6. Dr. John Brignell, a UK Emeritus Engineering Professor of Northampton Engineering College who held the Chair in Industrial Instrumentation at Southampton and was awarded the Callendar Silver Medal by InstMC. He's a retired engineering professor with no discernable climate experience.
7. Harold Brown, an agricultural scientist and professor emeritus at the University of Georgia.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Freeman J. Dyson, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, N.J.
11. Don J. Easterbrook, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Western Washington University. Retired.
12. Dr. Hugh W. Ellsaesser, physicist/meteorologist, previously with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Calif.; atmospheric consultant. Heavily connected to industry-funded groups.
13. Lance Endersbee, Emeritus Professor, former Dean of Engineering and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Monasy University, Australia. Retired Engineer with no discernable climate experience.
14. Dr. Michael R. Fox, retired nuclear scientist who holds a PhD in physical chemistry and is a science analyst for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.
15. 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.
16. Dr. William Gray, emeritus professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University (CSU), and head of the school's Tropical Meteorology Project. Well-respected hurricane specialist, but has been criticized by other scientists for his views on climate.
17. Dr. Keith D. Hage, climate consultant and professor emeritus of Meteorology, University of Alberta.
18. James Hammond, a councilor for the American Chemical Society's San Gorgonio section. Retired.
19. 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.
20. Dr. Martin Hertzberg, a retired Navy meteorologist with a PhD in physical chemistry.
21. Douglas V. Hoyt, senior scientist at Raytheon (retired), and co-author of the book The Role of the Sun in Climate Change; previously with NCAR, NOAA, and the World Radiation Center, Davos, Switzerland.
22. Wibjorn Karlen, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, Sweden. Connected to industry-funded groups.
23. Joel M. Kauffman, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, U.S. Retired. Doesn't have any discernable climate experience.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. Professor R.W.J. Kouffeld, Emeritus Professor, Energy Conversion, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
27. Marcel Leroux, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Climatology, University of Lyon, France; former director of Laboratory of Climatology, Risks and Environment. Believed to be retired.
28. Dr. D. Bruce Merrifield is a former Undersecretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, Professor Emeritus of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Visiting Committee for Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago. Biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1984.
29. John Nicol, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Physics, James Cook University, Australia.
30. 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.
31. Professor Emeritus Peter R Odell of International Energy Studies at the University of Rotterdam. Retired Economist with no natural science experience.
32. Cliff Ollier, PhD, Professor Emeritus (Geology), Research Fellow, University of Western Australia.
33. Dr. Norman J. Page, a retired independent geological consultant.
34. 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.
35. 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.
36. Dr. Renato Angelo Ricci, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Padua.
37. R.G. Roper, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.
38. Arthur Rorsch, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Molecular Genetics, Leiden University, The Netherlands
39. Arthur T. "Terry" Safford III, Meteorologist a retired Lt Col. of the U.S. Air Force
40. Dr. Chris Schoneveld, a retired exploration geophysicist.
41. Peter Sciaky, retired, who has served as a chief geologist for companies and written scientific reports.
42. 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.
43. Philip Stott of the University of London, retired.
44. Hendrik Tennekes, PhD, former Director of Research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Retired, hasn't done anything peer reviewed in over 17 years.
45. Dick Thoenes, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
46. Dr. Jan Veizer, professor emeritus of University of Ottawa.
47. Boris Winterhalter, PhD, senior marine researcher (retired), Geological Survey of Finland, former professor in marine geology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Retired, with no discernable climate science experience.
48. Jan Pieter van Wolfswinkel, a retired mechanical engineering professor, TU Delft. No discernable climate science experience.
49. Dr. Antonio Zichichi, president of the World Federation of Scientists and a retired professor of Advanced Physics at the University of Bologna in Italy.
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