This week, under questioning from opposition MPs, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver confirmed that his department intends to spend up to 16.5 million dollars on advertising in the upcoming year. Further details on how this taxpayer-funded PR campaign for Canada's natural resources will be run were lacking.
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- California Massage Certificate, Aames School of Massage, Oakland, CA. (1974).
- B.A., Psychology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. (1975).
Willis Eschenbach has worked as a Construction Manager at Taunovo Bay Resort in Fiji Sport Fishing guide in Alaska and more recently as an Accounts/IT Senior Manager with South Pacific Oil.
Stance on Climate Change
"I think that the preponderance of evidence shows that humans are the main cause of the increase in atmospheric CO2. . . . I don't think that the change in CO2 will make any meaningful difference to the temperature." 
"Greenland is losing about 0.007% of its total mass every year . . . seven thousandths of one percent lost annually, be still, my beating heart . . . And if that terrifying rate of loss continues unabated, of course, it will all be gone in a mere 15,000 years." 
"There might be some adverse outcomes from that eight tenths of a degree of temperature rise threatening my Grandchildren in 2050, but neither I nor anyone else knows what those outcomes might be. We'll assuredly get an extra flood over here, and one less flood over there, it's very likely to be drier somewhere and wetter somewhere else, in other words, the climate will do what climate has done since forever — change." 
"The problem is that 71.3% of what passes as peer reviewed climate science is simply junk science, as false as the percentage cited in this sentence." 
"'Sustainable Development' is just an airy-fairy moonbeam fantasy, a New Age oxymoron. In the real world, it can’t happen." 
May 21 - 23, 2012
DeSmogBlog researched the co-sponsors behind Heartland's ICCC7 and found that they had collectively received over $67 million from ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers and the conservative Scaife family foundations.
In a "A Modest Proposal for Nuclear Waste Disposal," Willis Eschenbach argues that we should store solid nuclear waste at the bottom of the ocean.
Eschenbach disputed the accuracy of the Berkely Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project in an article at the skeptic blog Watts Up With That (WUWT). 
The BEST data had shown a similar amount of warming to NASA GISS, HadCRU, and NOAA surface temperature datasets, except that the project had received funding from private groups like the Koch brothers and included climate change skeptics Richard Muller on the team.
Initally, skeptic Anthony Watts had promised to accept whatever data the BEST study found, but once the data was released and proved to affirm global warming, he disputed it. , 
Eschenbach's own critique of the BEST data was examined by SkepticalScience and found to be lacking. 
Mahy 16 - 18, 2010
SkepticalScience examined this argument, and explains that "Multiple lines of evidence indicate Greenland's ice loss is accelerating and will contribute sea level rise in the order of metres over the next few centuries." 
Another of his arguments is that a change of only a few degrees will not likely be an issue to worry about. This is another argument debunked by SkepticalScience.
Note that his paper does not appear to be published anywhere but on the climate change skeptic blog Watts Up With That. 
SkepticalScience did a two-part analysis of Eschenbach's theory, given that WUWT does not appear to have the benefit of peer review, and found "3 obvious mistakes" with his hypothesis. 
South Pacific Oil — Accounts/IT Senior Manager 2007-2010. 
Taunovo Bay Resort — Construction Manager, 2003 - 2006. 
Watts Up With That — Blogger.
"Curriculum Vitæ: Willis Eschenbach" (.doc). Retrieved from apple.com MobileMe.
Willis Eschenbach. "Some people claim, that there’s a human to blame...", Watts Up With That, June 7, 2010.
Willis Eschenbach. "On Being the Wrong Size," Watts Up With That, May 23, 2010.
Willis Eschenbach. "Eight tenths of a degree? Think of the Grandchildren!," Watts Up With That?, October 22, 2010.
Willis Eschenbach. "Judith, I love ya, but you’re way wrong..." Watts Up With That, February 25, 2010.
Willis Eschenbach. "Nothing is Sustainable," Watts Up With That, December 22, 2011.
Willis Eschenbach. "What the BEST data actually says," Watts Up With That, October 24, 2011.
Anthony Watts. "Briggs on Berkeley’s forthcoming BEST surface temperature record, plus my thoughts from my visit there," Watts Up With That, March 6, 2011.
Anthony Watts. "The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project puts PR before peer review," Watts Up With That, October 20, 2011.
"Eschenbach and McIntyre's BEST Shot at the Surface Temperature Record," SkepticalScience, November 6, 2011.
"Speakers," 4th International Conference on Climate Change, May 9, 2010. Archived July 17, 2011.
"Why Greenland's ice loss matters," SkepticalScience. Accessed May 5, 2012.
Willis Eschenbach. "Sense and Sensitivity," Watts Up With That, February 28, 2010.
Willis Eschenbach. "The Thermostat Hypothesis," Watts Up With That, June 14, 2009.
Mark Richardson. "Is Willis Wrong at WUWT? or Sensitivity and Sensibility I," SkepticalScience, July 7, 2010.
"Peer-reviewed skeptic papers by Willis Eschenbach," SkepticalScience. Accessed May 5, 2012.
Tim Lambert. "Willis Eschenbach caught lying about temperature trends," Deltoid, December 9, 2009.