Climate Science International
Click on country name in the following list to see endorsers from that nation: Algéria (1 endorser), Australia (8), Bulgaria (1), Canada (17), Denmark (1), Estonia (1), Finland (1),France (1), Germany (4), Greece (1), India (3), Italy (3), Luxembourg (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (6), Norway (5), Poland (3), Russia (5), South Africa (1), Sweden (8), United Kingdom (6), United States of America (64).
Complete Endorser List:
- Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, Dr. Sci., mathematician and astrophysicist, Head of the Russian-Ukrainian Astrometria project on the board of the Russian segment of the ISS, Head of Space Research Laboratory at the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
- Syun-Ichi Akasofu, PhD, Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Founding Director, International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
- J.R. Alexander, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Member, UN Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters, 1994-2000, Pretoria, South Africa
- Bjarne Andresen, Dr. Scient., physicist, published and presents on the impossibility of a "global temperature", Professor, Niels Bohr Institute (areas of specialization: fundamental physics and chemistry, in particular thermodynamics), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
August 2, 2016: “Climate denier smear a cheap shot by McKenna,” by Tom Harris, Executive Director, International Climate Science Coalition, published in the Toronto Sun (and Ottawa Sun and Winnpeg Sun), Ontario, Canada.
“The climate debate is one of the world’s most important discussions. At stake are billions of dollars, millions of jobs, and, if Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of [Environment and] Climate Change is right, the fate of the environment. We need leaders in science, engineering, economics, and public policy to contribute to the discussion without fear of retribution.
“Yet the opposite is happening. Because the issue has been poisoned with ridicule, censorship, and even death threats, many of the world’s experts are afraid to comment publicly.”
Read whole piece. The Minister has yet to apologize for her attack on people who do not agree with the government on the causes and consequences of climate change.
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENT MINISTER DEMONSTRATES MAJOR PROBLEM WITH GOVERNMENT'S CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATIONS
July 31, 2016: Minister neglects key skill requirement in "Job Posting for The Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change." Catherine McKenna, MP, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, advertised on July 30 for a climate change communications Special Assistant, describing the required qualifications as:
"The ideal candidate will have a degree in English or journalism, be bilingual, and have experience writing communication materials - including speeches - on public policy issues."
A serious oversight in the above is the lack of any mention of a need for a solid understanding of science, preferably the science of climate change. At least a B.Sc. in physics is required (or at least some other serious analytical skills and background) to do this job properly. Superior communications skills are obviously important, but they are not enough.
Having a pure Arts graduate in such a position perpetuates one of the most serious problems in government climate change communications - the lack of a reasonable level of personal understanding about the topic on the part of script writers and spokespeople presenting the issue to the public.