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Tue, 2010-05-18 22:42Morgan Goodwin
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Will Happer To Testify At Congressional Hearing on Climate Science

Will Happer, as chair of the George C. Marshall Institute, will testify Thursday before Rep. Ed Markey’s Select committee as the sole GOP witness arguing against the global warming consensus.  Even though Happer, a physicist, has published exactly one paper that discusses climate change, he is apparently the top choice of the GOP to discuss “the ability to present data and information that can guide global warming solutions in a sometimes fierce political landscape.”

Professor Will Happer augments his Princeton duties with high-profile climate denial.  Ever since he and Fred Singer claimed that ozone depletion was not happening, Happer has been willing to let his Princeton position and American Physical Union title serve the whims of ExxonMobil’s policy goals. 

Happer proudly says “I believe that the increase of CO2 is not a cause for alarm and will be good for mankind.” 

He even falsely told a congressional committee: “We evolved as a species when CO2 concentrations were three or four times what they are now”.  Actually, you need to go back hundreds of millions of years to find CO2 levels this high.  Sorry Mr. Happer, your facts might be a bit muddled, but your motivations are clear.

Fri, 2008-12-05 07:48Sheril Kirshenbaum
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The Global Warming Deniers Are Restless

Just when you thought it was safe to acknowledge the unequivocal reality of global warming…..

Just when you thought the U.S. government was ready to admit that it has a serious emissions problem, and do something about it….

Just when you thought the skeptic party was over…

No way: There has been a strong run of nonsense from global warming “skeptics” and deniers lately. They are not ashamed, and they are not changing their tune. In fact, it sounds like they are gearing up for the next battle.

Peter Dietze

Peter Dietze

 Credentials

  • Civil Engineer (Studied electrical and control engineering). [1]

 Background

Peter Dietze is an independent energy advisor from Bavaria, Germany. He is an electrical engineer.  According to one profile, Dietze studied electrical and control engineering and his professional work was in “software development for power system control.”

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Hugh W. Ellsaesser

Hugh W. Ellsaesser

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Meteorology. [1]

 Background

A meteorologist by training, Ellsaesser is a retired “guest scientist” at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and a widely-quoted global warming skeptic.

He is “CEO of HWE Atmospheric Consultant.” [1]

Wed, 2006-10-11 10:08Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball: Finding New Ways to Fudge His Credentials

In a September 26, 2006 letter to the Royal Society, Dr. Tim Ball, the leading signatory, identifies himself as “Professor of Climatology, University of Winnipeg.”

Not quite. From 1988 until his retirement in 1996, Dr. Ball was a Professor of Geography at that university. He has not, since, had any official position at U of W or at any university. So, he is not now a Professor of Climatology at the University of Winnipeg and, arguably, never was.
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