Dr. Benjamin D. Santer is a climate researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He specializes mainly in statistical analysis of climate data sets, and detection/attribution of climate change forcings. He was the convening Lead Author of Chapter 8 of 1995 IPCC Working Group I Report, which addressed the global warming issue.
Siegfried Frederick Singer (born 27 September 1924 in Vienna) is an American atmospheric physicist. Singer is Professor Emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia, specializing in planetary science, global warming, ozone depletion, and other global environmental issues.
Stephen H. Schneider (born c. 1945) is Professor of Environmental Biology and Global Change (Professor by Courtesy in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) at Stanford University, a Co-Director at the Center for Environment Science and Policy of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Senior Fellow in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
Edmond Halley FRS (8 November 1656 – 14 January 1742) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's comet.
Keith Shine FRS is the head of the Atmospheric Radiation and Climate group and previous head of department at the University of Reading's meteorology department. He was a lead author of Climate Change 1995, the 1995 IPCC report on global warming. He held the University's annual Children's Christmas lecture on Clouds in 2008. Keith Shine was admitted as a fellow to the Royal Society in 2009.
Milutin Milanković (28 May 1879 – 12 December 1958), was a Serbian civil engineer and geophysicist, best known for his theory of ice ages, relating variations of the Earth's orbit and long-term climate change, now known as Milankovitch cycles.
Richard Siegmund Lindzen (born February 8, 1940, Webster, Massachusetts) is an American atmospheric physicist and Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lindzen is known for his work in the dynamics of the middle atmosphere, atmospheric tides and ozone photochemistry. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and books.
Patrick J. Michaels (born February 15, 1950) is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and a former Professor of Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia where he worked from 1980-2007. He is a former state climatologist for Virginia, a position he was appointed to in 1980 and resigned from in 2007 amid uncertainty over whether he still officially retained the position. He earned his Ph.D. in ecological climatology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1979.
Michael E. Mann (born 28 December 1965) is an American climatologist, and author of more than 80 peer-reviewed journal publications. He has attained public prominence as lead author of a number of articles on paleoclimate and as one of the originators of a graph of temperature trends dubbed the "hockey stick graph" for the shape of the graph. The graph received both praise and criticism after its publication in an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
Joseph Alphonse Adhemar was a French mathematician. He was the first to suggest that ice ages were controlled by astronomical forces in his 1842 book Revolutions of the Sea. The earth's orbit is elliptical, with the sun at one focus; lines drawn through the summer and winter solstice; and the spring and autumn equinox; intersect with the sun at right angles.
William Michael Connolley (born 12 April 1964) is a British software engineer, writer, and blogger on climate science. Until December 2007 he was Senior Scientific Officer in the Physical Sciences Division in the Antarctic Climate and the Earth System project at the British Antarctic Survey, where he worked as a climate modeller.
Roy W. Spencer is a principal research scientist for the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. He has served as senior scientist for climate studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He is principally known for his satellite-based temperature monitoring work, for which he was awarded the American Meteorological Society's Special Award.
Wladimir Peter Köppen was a Russian born geographer, meteorologist, climatologist and botanist of German descent. After studies in St. Petersburg, he spent the bulk of his life and professional career in Germany and Austria. His most notable contribution to science was the development of the Köppen climate classification system, which, with some modifications, is still commonly used. Köppen made significant contributions to several branches of science.
Robert C. Balling, Jr. is the former director of the Office of Climatology and is a professor of geography at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Oklahoma in 1979. He is affiliated with the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. His research interests include climatology, global climate change, and geographic information systems. Balling has declared himself one of the scientists who oppose the consensus on global warming.
Craig D. Idso is the founder and chairman of the board of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. He is the brother of Keith E. Idso and son of Sherwood B. Idso. Idso received his B.S. in Geography from Arizona State University, his M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and his Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University, where he studied as one of a small group of University Graduate Scholars.
Sherwood B. Idso assumed the Presidency of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change on 4 October 2001. Prior to that time he was a Research Physicist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service at the U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked since June 1967.
Hubert Horace Lamb (1913 - 1997) was an English climatologist who founded the Climatic Research Unit in 1971 in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. Most of his scientific life Lamb spent at the Meteorological Office, UK, where he started as a Technical Officer by special merit promotion.
Professor John F B Mitchell OBE FRS is a British climatologist and climate modeller. He was a convening lead author for the first and third IPCC Working Group I reports and lead author for the second. He is currently chair of the WMO JSC/CLIVAR Working Group on Climate Modelling. He currently works at the Hadley Centre in climate modelling and detection and attribution of climate change and is Chief Scientist at the Met Office.
Willi Dansgaard (born 1922) is a Danish paleoclimatologist. He is Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at the University of Copenhagen and a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Icelandic Academy of Sciences, and the Danish Geophysical Society.
Professor Hans Oeschger (1927 – 1998) was the founder of the Division of Climate and Environmental Physics at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern in 1963 and director until his retirement in 1992. Oeschger was the first to date the "age" of Pacific deep water. The Oeschger counter was the leading instrument for many years which enabled the Oeschger's team to measure the activity of naturally occurring radioisotopes (3H, 14C, 26Al, 37Ar, 39Ar, 81Kr, 85Kr).