Climate Skeptics

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Climate Skeptics when you understand the facts, there's nothing to be afraid of.
Science is skepticism. If someone isn't a skeptic, then they're not a scientist: they're a politician. So the point isn't who is on this list, but who isn't. If anyone is dismissing Nobel laureates and Career Scientists on this list (like Fred Singer, Freeman Dyson, Ivar Giaever, William Happer, and so on), then I want to see their credentials or evidence. If they don't have any, then they're the deniers, polemics or cult followers who can be ignored.


People that argue consensus are missing that the bandwagon fallacy or appeal to authority fallacy are not persuasive to the rational/informed. Consensus/popularity is politics. Science IS skepticism. If they have no pedigree, accomplishments or evidence, then they're just cherry picking their data (another logical fallacy).

List of Climate Skeptics

Climate Skeptics : 4 items


Fred Singer -
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Fred Singer is an Austrian-born American physicist (Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University), established the National Weather Bureau's Satellite Service Center, founding dean of the University of Miami School of Environmental and Planetary Sciences, ex deputy assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, ex chief scientist for the Department of Transportation, and emeritus professor of environmental science at the University of Virginia and George Mason University. Author/editor of a dozen+ books, and published more than 200 technical papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Freeman Dyson -
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Freeman Dyson is an emeritus professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton. Widely considered one of the world's most distinguished scientists, he has 21 honorary degrees and is most famous for his work in quantum mechanics, solid-state physics, and nuclear engineering. Dyson is a member of the Board of Sponsors of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. After studying the Climate Models, and IPCC conclusions based on them, he believes they are junk, as are the political efforts to reduce causes of climate change.

Ivar Giaever -
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Ivar Giaever, Nobel laureate, Professor emeritus of physics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, professor-at-large at the University of Oslo, and president of Applied Biophysics. Fellow of the American Physical Society who resigned to protest over its alarmist statements about climate change. To quote him, "Is climate change pseudoscience? If I'm going to answer the question, the answer is: absolutely."

William Happer -
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Happer is an American physicist who has specialized in the study of atomic physics, optics and spectroscopy. Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Princeton University, long-term member of the JASON advisory group, where he pioneered the development of adaptive optics. Director of the Department of Energy's Office of Science (1991-1993). Trump appointed him to the Commitee on the threat of Global Warming, so NYT, WaPo and far left FakeNews outlets tried to label him a climate denier. (He knows more about the Science of the climate than any of his accusers).

More Famous AGW Deniers

  • Judith Curry, Professor and former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Steven E. Koonin, theoretical physicist and director of the Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University
  • Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan emeritus professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • David Bellamy, botanist.
  • Craig Loehle, ecologist and chief scientist at the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement.
  • Nils-Axel Mörner, retired head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics Department at Stockholm University, former chairman of the INQUA Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution (1999–2003)
  • Garth Paltridge, retired chief research scientist, CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research and retired director of the Institute of the Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre, visiting fellow Australian National University
  • Denis Rancourt, former professor of physics at University of Ottawa, research scientist in condensed matter physics, and in environmental and soil science
  • Peter Stilbs, professor of physical chemistry at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • Philip Stott, professor emeritus of biogeography at the University of London
  • Hendrik Tennekes, retired director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
  • Anastasios Tsonis, distinguished professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Fritz Vahrenholt, German politician and energy executive with a doctorate in chemistry
  • Khabibullo Abdusamatov, astrophysicist at Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Sallie Baliunas, astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Timothy Ball, professor emeritus of geography at the University of Winnipeg
  • Robert M. Carter, former head of the school of earth sciences at James Cook University
  • Ian Clark, hydrogeologist, professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Chris de Freitas, associate professor, School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Auckland
  • David Douglass, solid-state physicist, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
  • Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology, Western Washington University
  • William M. Gray, professor emeritus and head of the Tropical Meteorology Project, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
  • William Happer, physicist specializing in optics and spectroscopy, Princeton University
  • Ole Humlum, professor of geology at the University of Oslo
  • Wibjörn Karlén, professor emeritus of geography and geology at the University of Stockholm.
  • William Kininmonth, meteorologist, former Australian delegate to World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology
  • David Legates, associate professor of geography and director of the Center for Climatic Research, University of Delaware
  • Anthony Lupo, professor of atmospheric science at the University of Missouri
  • Tad Murty, oceanographer; adjunct professor, Departments of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Tim Patterson, paleoclimatologist and professor of geology at Carleton University in Canada.
  • Ian Plimer, professor emeritus of mining geology, the University of Adelaide.
  • Arthur B. Robinson, American politician, biochemist and former faculty member at the University of California, San Diego
  • Murry Salby, atmospheric scientist, former professor at Macquarie University
  • Nicola Scafetta, research scientist in the physics department at Duke University
  • Tom Segalstad, geologist; associate professor at University of Oslo
  • Nir Shaviv, professor of physics focusing on astrophysics and climate science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Willie Soon, astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Roy Spencer, meteorologist; principal research scientist, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Henrik Svensmark, physicist, Danish National Space Center
  • George H. Taylor, retired director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University
  • Jan Veizer, environmental geochemist, professor emeritus from University of Ottawa
  • Scientists arguing that the cause of global warming is unknown
  • These scientists have said that no principal cause can be ascribed to the observed rising temperatures, whether man-made or natural.
  • Syun-Ichi Akasofu, retired professor of geophysics and founding director of the International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Claude Allègre, French politician; geochemist, emeritus professor at Institute of Geophysics (Paris).
  • Robert Balling, a professor of geography at Arizona State University.
  • Pål Brekke, solar astrophycisist, senior advisor Norwegian Space Centre.
  • John Christy, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, contributor to several IPCC reports.
  • Petr Chylek, space and remote sensing sciences researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • David Deming, geology professor at the University of Oklahoma.
  • Vincent R. Gray, New Zealand physical chemist with expertise in coal ashes
  • Keith E. Idso, botanist, former adjunct professor of biology at Maricopa County Community College District and the vice president of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
  • Antonino Zichichi, emeritus professor of nuclear physics at the University of Bologna and president of the World Federation of Scientists.
  • Scientists arguing that global warming will have few negative consequences
  • These scientists have said that projected rising temperatures will be of little impact or a net positive for society or the environment.
  • Craig D. Idso, faculty researcher, Office of Climatology, Arizona State University and founder of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
  • Sherwood B. Idso, former research physicist, USDA Water Conservation Laboratory, and adjunct professor, Arizona State University
  • Patrick Michaels, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and retired research professor of environmental science at the University of Virginia
  • August H. "Augie" Auer Jr. (1940–2007), retired New Zealand MetService Meteorologist and past professor of atmospheric science at the University of Wyoming
  • Reid Bryson (1920–2008), Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, said in a 2007 magazine interview that he believed global warming was primarily caused by natural processes:
  • Robert Jastrow (1925–2008) was an American astronomer, physicist and cosmologist. He was a leading NASA scientist. Together with Fred Seitz and William Nierenberg he established the George C. Marshall Institute
  • Marcel Leroux (1938–2008) former Professor of Climatology, Université Jean Moulin
  • Frederick Seitz (1911–2008), solid-state physicist and former president of the National Academy of Sciences and co-founder of the George C. Marshall Institute in 1984.

Even more

Here's studies or groups that oppose claims of AGW, or admit that there's been extremist claims:

  • PetitionProject: 31,487 American Scientists (9,029 Ph.D's), signed up as skeptics[1]
  • A hit list of the enemies of the Church of Climatology is being tracked to pressure Scientists from exposing the truth. That's not Science, that's politics of hate and intolerance. [2]
  • NASA has some leaders that promote Climate Change Hype for government money... but their Scientists usually disagree with their management. [3]

Climate skeptics denied free speech

The left is a crusader for free speech. Wait, you understand that man-made global warming is an exaggerated crisis? Burn the witch! The Obama Administration and many state's Attorney's General banded together to bring lawsuits against corporations who disagreed with the mythical climate consensus, and was threatening to do the same to individuals. Multiple others on the left were floating trial balloons on laws to oppress or persecute Climate Skeptics. While far left tech places (Facebook, Google, Wikipedia) were falsely de-ranking or shadow banning climate skeptics stories, no matter how accurate.

Conclusion

If you think you know more than these folks, or they're all sell-outs to the oil companies, I want your evidence. That's incredibly bold and ignorant statement, that nobody on the other side is informed or has integrity -- those kind of assumptions scream ignorant fanaticism. So when someone claims the skeptics are all malinformed or lack professional integrity, they need to be challenged to make society a better place.

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