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, as well as scientists who have received support for their work from fossil fuel industries. Read here about why that could be an issue of concern.
Here are the names below, with some explanation.
1. Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of Space Research for the Pulkovo Observatory in Russia.
2. Professor Tom Addiscott of the University of East London SA.
3. Alexandre Aguiar, Meteorologist of Brazil's MetSul Weather Center.
4. Don Aitkin, PhD, professor, social scientist, retired Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Canberra, Australia.
5. Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu, the former director of both University of Alaska Fairbanks' Geophysical Institute and International Arctic Research Center 2. The claim of him being one of the 1,000 most-quoted scientists of all time is over 27 years old now.
6. David Aldrich, TV weatherman/meteorologist.
7. Kjell Aleklett of the Department of Radiation Sciences and the Uppsala Hydrocarbon Depletion Study Group at Uppsala University in Sweden.
8. William J.R. Alexander, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Civil and Biosystems Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Member, UN Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters, 1994-2000.
9. Dr. Claude Allegre, a top Geophysicist and French Socialist politician.
10. Chris Allen, TV weatherman/meteorologist who believes man-made global warming isn't real.
11. 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.
12. Bjarne Andresen, PhD, physicist, professor, The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
13. Scott Armstrong of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
14. Dr. August H. Auer (Deceased), co-founder of New Zealand Climate Science Coalition. Heavily involved with industry-funded groups.
15. Geoff L. Austin, PhD, FNZIP, FRSNZ, Professor, Dept. of Physics, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. Donald G. Baker of the University of Minnesota. Heavily involved with industry-funded groups.
19. Dr. Herbert Backhaus; name taken from The Climate Manifest of Heiligenroth. That list of global warming skeptics are the ones who have compared Al Gore to Hitler.
20. Frederick Bailey, solar system researcher.
21. Dr. Sallie Baliunas, astrophysicist and climate researcher, Boston, Mass.
Heavily connected to many industry-funded groups.
22. Dr. Robert Balling, heavily involved with industry-funded groups. Has received money from Exxon for studies.
23. Timothy F. Ball, PhD, environmental consultant, former climatology professor, University of Winnipeg, Canada. Founder of many industry groups.
24. Don Barron, retired soil scientist
25. Dr. Jack Barrett, chemist and spectroscopist, formerly with Imperial College London, U.K. Heavily connected to the oil and mining industry
26. Vladimir Bashkirtsev, of the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics of the Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
27. Steve Baskerville, TV weatherman/meteorologist
28. Joe Bastardi, Accuweather meteorologist with a bachelor's degree in meteorology from Penn State. Has spent entire career at Accuweather since graduation.
29. Dr. Franco Battaglia, a professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Modena in Italy.
30. Ernst-Georg Beck, Dipl. Biol., Biologist, Merian-Schule Freiburg, Germany.
31. 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.
32. Paul G. Becker, a former chief meteorologist with the Air Force and former Colorado Springs chapter president of the American Meteorological Society.
33. Botanist Dr. David Bellamy, a famed UK environmental campaigner, former lecturer at Durham University.
34. Dieter Ber.
35. Justin Berk, TV weatherman/meteorologist
36. Andre and Sally Bernier, Meteorologists of WJW-TV, in Cleveland, Ohio. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Bernier
37. Dr. Edward F Blick, Professor of Meteorology and Engineering at University of Oklahoma. Engineer and Creationist who doesn't believe the earth is billions of years old. Lacks climate science experience.
38. Peter Bloemers, professor of biochemistry, University of Nijmegen NL.
39. 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.
40. Chris C. Borel, PhD, remote sensing scientist, U.S.
41. 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.
42. Paul Bossert; name taken from The Climate Manifest of Heiligenroth. That list of global warming skeptics are the ones who have compared Al Gore to Hitler.
43. Brigitte Bossert; name taken from The Climate Manifest of Heiligenroth. That list of global warming skeptics are the ones who have compared Al Gore to Hitler.
44. 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. http://www.danielbbotkin.com/about
45. Dr. John W. Brosnahan, develops remote-sensing instruments for atmospheric science.
46. Dr. Simon Brassell, of the Department of Geological Sciences at Indiana University.
47. 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.
48. Frank Britton, Chemist
49. Adriaan Broere, an engineer and geophysicist, worked in satellite technology NL.
50. Bob Breck, TV weatherman/meteorologist.
51. Dr. David B Bredenkamp, Hydrogeologist.
52. Georgia D. Brown, an instructor of Geology & Oceanography at College of Lake County in Illinois (a community college).
53. Harold Brown, an agricultural scientist and professor emeritus at the University of Georgia.
54. Donald S. Burke, The Dean of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. Epidemiologist. No discernable climate or earth science experience.
55. 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.
56. Dr. Tony Burns, Chemical Engineer of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
57. Nigel Calder, former editor of New Scientist. Not a scientist by training, but rather a journalist.
58. Dan Carruthers, M.Sc., wildlife biology consultant specializing in animal ecology in Arctic and Subarctic regions, Alberta, Canada.
59. 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.
60. John L. Casey of the Florida-based Verity Management Services Inc. (VMS) NASA consultant and former space shuttle engineer.
61. Dr. Randy Cerveny, geography professor, is in charge of developing a global weather archive for the UN.
62. Dr. Christopher L. Castro, a Professor of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona. http://www.atmo.arizona.edu/students/courselinks/fall07/atmo529/home_files/castro.htm
63. Dr. George Chilingar, USC, petroleum engineer/geologist. http://www.usc.edu/dept/civil_eng/dept/faculty-staff/faculty-directory/chilingarian-george.htm
64. Tom Chisholm, TV weatherman/meteorologist.
65. Dr. John Christy of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and NASA.
Has changed his views over time. Still says man is contributing to global warming, but thinks it will be beneficial. Also is heavily involved with industry-funded groups and think tanks.
66. 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.
67. Jim Clark, TV weatherman/meteorologist.
68. Ian D. Clark, PhD, Professor, isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada. Heavily connected to -industry-funded groups.
69. Roy Clark, aeronautical engineer.
70. W. Dennis Clark, Department of Plant Biology at Arizona State University. Involved with industry-funded groups.
71. Robert Cohen, a member of the American Meteorological Society.
72. John Coleman, meteorologist and founder of The Weather Channel, which he was allegedly forced out of within one year.
73. Dennis Compayre, "polar bear expert." No discernable formal training in science.
74. Joseph Conklin, meteorologist
75. 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.
76. Piers Corbyn, astrophysicist of the UK-based, long-term solar forecast group Weather Action.
77. Dr. Paulo N. Correa, biophysicist, oncologist (specialty - molecular hematology), author and inventor.
78. Larry Cosgrove, TV weatherman/meteorologist.
79. Dr. William R. Cotton of the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University.
80. 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.
81. Richard S. Courtney, PhD, climate and atmospheric science consultant, IPCC 4
Industry funded, with no education, but likes to say he has one
82. Dr. Susan Crockford, evolutionary biologist and paleozoologist of University of Victoria in Canada.
83. 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.
84. Grant Dade, TV weatherman/meteorologist in Texas. A member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
85. 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
86. Dr. Robert E. Davis, a Professor at University of Virginia, a former UN IPCC contributor and past president of the Association of American Geographers.
Has industry-funded connections via the Independent Institute.
87. Luc Debontridder of the Belgium Weather Institute's Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI).
88. David Deming, PhD (Geophysics), Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma. Controversial Geophysicist and polarizing figure due to his alleged sexist remarks.
89. Roger Dewhurst, of Katikati, a consulting environmental geologist and hydrogeologist
90. 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.
91. David Dilley, founder of Global Weather Oscillations, Inc. Nothing beyond his website found. Gives no credentials.
92. Dr. David Douglass, Professor of Physics of the University of Rochester.
93. Dr. Donald DuBois, who holds a PhD in Philosophy of Science, has spent most of his career modeling computer networks for NASA's International Space Station, GE Space Systems, the Air Force, and the Navy.
94. Robert Durrenberger, former president of the American Association of State Climatologists.
95. 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.
96. Freeman J. Dyson, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, N.J.
97. Don J. Easterbrook, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Western Washington University. Retired.
98. Gunter Ederer; name taken from The Climate Manifest of Heiligenroth. That list of global warming skeptics are the ones who have compared Al Gore to Hitler.
99. 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.
100. Bob Edleman, former Chief Engineer of Boeing's Electronic Systems Division.
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