Chief Science Adviser: Willie Soon PhD. - Soon is an astrophysicist and a geoscientist interested in all aspects of the science. He writes and lectures both professionally and publicly on important issues related to the Sun, other stars, the Earth as well as general science topics in astronomy and physics. He is the author of "The Maunder Minimum and the Variable Sun-Earth Connection" http://www.wspc.com/books/physics/5199.html) published March 2004. Dr. Soon's honors include a 1989 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Graduate Scholastic Awards and a Rockwell Dennis Hunt Scholastic Award from the University of Southern California for "the most representative Ph.D. research thesis" of 1991. In 2003, he was invited to testify in the United States Senate and was later recognized, with an award, for "detailed scholarship on biogeological and climatic change over the past 1000 years" by the Smithsonian Institution. In June 2004, he was presented with the Petr Beckmann award of the by Doctors for Disaster Preparedness for "courage and achievement in defense of scientific truth and freedom."
Chief Policy Adviser: Lord Christopher Monckton, UK, - Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley was Special Advisor to Margaret Thatcher as UK Prime Minister from 1982 to 1986, and gave policy advice on technical issues such as warship hydrodynamics (his work led to his appointment as the youngest Trustee of the Hales Trophy forthe Blue Riband of the Atlantic), psephological modeling (predicting the result of the 1983 General Election to within one seat), embryological research, hydrogeology (leading to the award of major financial assistance to a Commonwealth country for the construction of a very successful hydroelectric scheme), public-service investment analysis(leading to savings of tens of billions of pounds), public welfare modeling (his model of the UK tax and benefit system was, at the time, more detailed than the Treasury's economic model, and led to a major simplification of the housing benefit system) and epidemiological analysis. On leaving 10 Downing Street, he established a successful specialist consultancy company, giving technical advice to corporations and governments. His two articles in the Sunday Telegraph late in 2006 debunking the climate-change "consensus" received more hits to the newspaper's website than almost any other in the paper's history before the volume of hits caused the link to crash.
Science Adviser: William Kininmonth - B.Sc (UWA), M.Sc (Colo State U), M.Admin (Monash U). William Kininmonth is a consulting climatologist who: worked with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology for 38 years in weather forecaster, research and applied studies. For 12 years until 1998 he was head of its National Climate Centre; Project Manager of an Australian Government project of assistance to the Meteorology and Environmental Protection Administration of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah (1982-85); Australian delegate to the World Meteorological Organization’s Commission for Climatology (1982-1998) and served two periods on its Advisory Working Group (1985-89 and 1993-97). He participated in Expert Working Groups of the Commission and carried out regional training activities in relation to climate data management and climate monitoring; Between 1998 and 2002, consulted to the World Meteorological Organization, including coordinating an international review of the 1997-98 El Niño event and preparation of a WMO publication, Climate into the 21st Century (Cambridge); was a member of Australia’s delegations to the preparatory meetings for the Ministerial Declaration of the Second World Climate Conference (1990) and to the United Nations Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Framework Convention on Climate Change (1991-92). William Kininmonth is author of the book, Climate Change: A Natural Hazard (Multi-Science Publishing Co, UK – 2004)
Science Adviser: Robert M. Carter, Ph.D., - Bob Carter is a Research Professor at James Cook University (Queensland). He is apalaeontologist, stratigrapher and marine geologist of more than thirty years professional experience, and holds degrees from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and the University of Cambridge (England). He has held tenured academic staff positions at the University of Otago and James Cook University (Townsville),where he was Professor and Head of School of Earth Sciences between 1981 and1999. Bob has wide experience in management and research administration, including service as Chair of the Earth Sciences Discipline Panel of the Australian Research Council, Chair of the national Marine Science and Technologies Committee, Director of the Australian Office of the Ocean Drilling Program, and Co-Chief Scientist on ODP Leg 181 (Southwest Pacific Gateways). Dr. Carter has more than 95 research papers to his credit.
Science Adviser: Craig Idso, Ph. D., - Now serving as Chairman of the Board, CRAIG D. IDSO is the founder and former President of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. Dr. 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.Dr. Idso's current research focus is on carbon sequestration, but he remains actively involved in several other aspects of global and environmental change, including climatology and meteorology, along with their impacts on agriculture. Dr. Idso has published scientific articles on issues related to data quality, the growing season, the seasonal cycle of atmospheric CO2, world food supplies, coral reefs, and urban CO2 concentrations, the latter of which he investigated via a National Science Foundation grant as a faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University. In addition, he has lectured in Meteorology at Arizona State University, and in Physical Geography at Mesa and Chandler-Gilbert Community Colleges.Dr. Idso is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, Association of American Geographers, Ecological Society of America, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Science Adviser: David Legates, Ph.D. - Dr. Legates is an Associate Professor at the University of Delaware, Director of its Center for Climatic Research, and the Associate State Climatologist for the State of Delaware. He is a hydroclimatologist specializing in climate change on the hydrologic cycle and has written numerous professional papers and publications. His dissertation has been widely used to represent global and regional patterns of precipitation and air temperature and to evaluate General Circulation Model simulations of present-day scenarios. Dr. Legates also was one of a team of researchers who signed the first protocol with the Soviet Union regarding the exchange of data for climate change research.
Science Adviser: James J. O'Brien, PhD -Director Emeritus, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies - Florida State University Robert 0. Lawton Distinguished Professor, Meteorology & Oceanography Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Meteorology, 1966 Texas A&M University, M.S., Meteorology, 1964 Rutgers University, B.S., Chemistry, 1957 Bio: http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/bios/obrien.html 1957-58 Chemist, E. I. dePont de Nemours and Company, Inc. 1958-60 Weather Officer, U.S. Air Force 1960-62 Technical Representative, E. I. dePont de Nemours and Company, Inc. 1962-65 NASA Trainee, Texas A&M University 1966-67 Advanced Study Group Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 1967 (summer) Visiting Lecturer in Meteorology, Florida State University 1967-68 Research Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 1969-72 Associate Professor of Meteorology and Oceanography, Florida State University 1969- Associate Member of the Institute of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics,present Florida State University 1969-1971 Visiting Research Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric (summers) Research, Boulder, Colorado 1972-1973 Visiting Professor, Department of Oceanography, Oregon State University 1972-74 Professor of Meteorology and Oceanography, Florida State University 1974-76 Program Director, Physical Oceanography, Office of Naval Research 1972 - Professor of Meteorology and Oceanography, Florida State present University 1985-Secretary of Navy Professor, Florida State University 1991-Distinguished Research Professor, Florida State University 1994-Director, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies 1996 Adjunct Professor, University of Miami, Rosenthiel School of Atmospheric and Marine Science 1999- Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Award, Florida State University. see http://coaps.fsu.edu/people/obrien.shtml for additional data and awards.
Meteorology Adviser: Joe D'Aleo, PhD, CCM, AMS Fellow - Joseph D’Aleo has over 35 years experience in professional meteorology. He was the first Director of Meteorology and co-founder of the cable TV Weather Channel. Mr. D’Aleo was Chief Meteorologist at Weather Services International Corporation and Senior Editor for WSI’s popular Intellicast.com web site. He is a former college professor of Meteorology at Lyndon State College. He is the author of a Resource Guide on El Nino and La Nina. Mr. D’Aleo has frequently written about and made presentations on how research into ENSO and other atmospheric and oceanic phenomena has made skillful seasonal forecasts possible as well as the roles cycles in the sun and oceans have played in climate change. He is currently Executive Director of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project.