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Physicist at the Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and an astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory

Dr. Willie Soon is a physicist at the Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and an astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory.

He writes and lectures both professionally and publicly on important issues related to the Sun, other stars, and the Earth as well as general science topics in astronomy and physics.  The multidisciplinary nature of his research range has led to many fruitful collaborations with atmospheric, agricultural and health scientists in addition to astronomers, mathematicians, space physicists, and oceanographers. 

His original book manuscript (with S. Yaskell) "The Maunder Minimum and the Variable Sun-Earth Connection" will be published later this year by World Scientific Publishing Company.

Dr. Willie Soon's views expressed are not those of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Global warming
  • Mercury
  • Solar Variability
  • Arctic

Articles by Willie Soon
What Defines the Arctic? A Discussion of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
20 Dec 2004
Is the Arctic "warming much more rapidly than previously known"?
Would Wind Farms Hurt Food Farms?
11 Nov 2004
A new simulation finds serious and previously unrecognized environmental threats from massive wind farms in the American Great Plains.
Is the Hockey Stick Broken?
27 Oct 2004
"Junk" methodology -- the 1,000-year temperature caricature.
What is the Earth's 20th Century Temperature Trend?
24 Jun 2004
It is extremely important that a scientific statement or claim can be subjected to replication.
Greenland and Global Warming
10 Jun 2004
I am reminded of a quote from Kari Enqvist: "To only dwell on horror scenarios of the future shows only a lack of imagination."
Winter Weather Wonder, Part II.
24 Feb 2004
"We will not come to an understanding of climate by computational cycles of models with incorrect physics."
Winter Weather Wonder
28 Jan 2004
Can the increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide be the cause of the bitter cold weather of January 2004?
Facts Are in Fashion in Milan
03 Dec 2003
Delegates are assembled in Italy to assess the political future of the climate change debate.
"Kinds of Weather"
06 Oct 2003
"I reverently believe that the Maker who made us all makes everything in New England but the weather."
A Flood of Information
16 Sep 2003
Extreme floods in Europe: A CO2-caused increase in flooding activities?
'Not Debatable'
08 Aug 2003
Some of Sen. Clinton's statements are backed up by the latest science.
Hot Soil?
01 Jul 2003
Underlying assumptions in 'holistic climate model' limit its conclusions.
Mercury Matters
08 May 2003
U.S. power plants are not a dominant source of the world's total mercury emissions.
Is the Arctic Melting?
24 Mar 2003
If so, where is the alarming man-made Arctic warming?
Great Alaska Shootout II
10 Feb 2003
Natural warming and lowering sea level in Alaska.
Hot or Not?
03 Jan 2003
Putting 2002's "global" surface temperature in perspective.
Raining on the Parade
06 Dec 2002
The fantasy world of rainforests according to Harvard Magazine.
Facts Are in Fashion in Milan
03 Dec 2002
Delegates are assembled in Italy to assess the political future of the climate change debate.
Level With Me
01 Nov 2002
Sea level change and the marketing of fears.
Sunny Cali-fear-nia
24 Jul 2002
Misguided concerns over the effects of greenhouse gases terrorize the Golden State.