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Tue, 2007-01-09 09:34Richard Littlemore
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Rightwing Site Now NRSP Central

The tireless Tom Harris, executive director of the NRSP (Not Really Science People), has discovered the right-wingy Alberta website Free Dominion, “The Voice of Principled Conservatism.” Harris popped up on FD a week ago, pleading for $10 donations that might help him argue that his mysteriously funded astroturf group is actually a grassroots organization with wide public support.

Howard Hayden

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Howard Hayden

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Denver. [1]

 Background

Howard C. Hayden is a retired professor of physics at the University of Connecticut. [2]  He is the editor of The Energy Advocate, a monthly newsletter promoting energy and technology. [3]

Organizations: 
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Tue, 2006-12-05 17:01Richard Littlemore
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Lonely NRSP "experts" Shouting into the Wind

Here 's a bit of pathos, the lonely lament of a couple of public relations has-beens who can no longer get anyone (other than Financial Post Editor Terence Corcoran) to answer their phone calls.

The mournful victims here are Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris (right), the nominal brains behind the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP, or Not Really Science People). In this article, printed in the business pages of the National Post, Ball and Harris complain that, even among Canadian Conservatives, “open discussion of the vast uncertainties (my emphasis) in climate change science has been declared off-limits.” Which is to say, the Tories no longer invite industry-funded climate-change deniers like Tim Ball to their policy sessions.

Paavo Siitam

Paavo Siitam

 Credentials

  • M.Sc., Agronomist and chemist. [1]

 Background

Paavo Siitam is a plant scientist and has been a teacher and chemist for the sugar industry. One profile lists him as a Marine Biology and Chemistry teacher in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.

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Al Pekarek

Alfred (Al) Pekarek

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming (1974).
  • B.A. University of Minnesota-Twin (1965).

Source: [1]

 Background

Al Pekarek is a past associate professor of geology at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn., and is a consulting geologist in the petroleum industry.

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Sun, 2006-11-26 17:49Richard Littlemore
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NRSP's Tim Ball's Delusions Now Include Paranoia

Climate denier, retired geography professor and chair of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP or Not Really Science People), Dr. Tim Ball, has been less in evidence lately: perhaps Canada's biggest media company (CanWest Global) is reticent to publish his meanderings after being added to the lawsuit against University of Lethbridge Professor (and defender of truth) Dan Johnson.

But apparently Ball is still chatting with the converted, spreading disinformation and (this is juicy) claiming that we at the DeSmogBlog are tracking his mail.

We have received this excerpt from a ClimateSceptics listserv which you can only access with an account. (We don't have one, but it would appear from the anonymous hits in our inbox that at least a couple of actual skeptics do.)

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]

Tue, 2006-11-21 16:10Richard Littlemore
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NRSP Director a "Freelance Writer" for Hire

Like some not-very illusive Scarlet Pimpernel, Natural Resources Stewardship Project (Not Really Science People) Executive Director Tom Harris is everywhere in the blogosphere these days, posting comments wherever anyone is saying positive things about the recent CBC climate change documentary, The Denial Machine .
Tue, 2006-11-07 09:08Richard Littlemore
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NRSP: Climate Change Denial Wrapped Up as Science

Natural Resources Stewardship Project (think: Not Really Science People) Executive Director Tom Harris is back in the only venue that seems willing to give him a soapbox, the “news” site Canada Free Press. And he's up to the same tawdry tricks as ever.



Mon, 2006-10-23 09:41Richard Littlemore
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NRSP Team Finally Earns Publishing Credit

Just a week after I marvelled (see, NRSP: Not Really Serious People) at the low profile being maintained by Canada's newest “environmental organization” (see, NRSP: Not Really Science People), the NRSP principals, Tim Ball and Tom Harris pop up with a column - where else, but on Canada Free Press.

Ball and Harris go on the attack against Canada's Johanne Gélinas, Canada's Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development. Gélinas, whose job is to audit “how well the federal government is meeting its environmental and sustainable development commitments,” earned the NRSP's wrath by releasing a report in September, suggesting that the last federal adminstration had done an appalling job dealing with climate change. Ball and Harris were particularly offended that Gelinas said this:

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