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FACTSHEET: Ross McKitrick

DETAILS

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Guelph, Ontario
Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute, Vancouver, B.C. George Marshall Institute Expert

According to the GMI website, McKitrick "specializes in the application of economic analysis to environmental policy design and climate change." Co-author of the Interfaith Stewardship Council's "A Call to Truth, Prudence, and Protection of the Poor: An Evangelical Response to Global Warming" a July 2006 point-by-point refutation of “Climate Change: A Call to Action,” issued in February 2006 by the Evangelical Climate Initiative (ECI) Author of chapter 2 in Pat Michaels book "Shattered Consensus" (2006) Author of 2002 book "Taken By Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy and Politics of Global Warming" http://www.takenbystorm.info/

Holds a BA in economics from Queen's University, and an MA and Ph.D. in economics from the University of British Columbia.

DEEDS

Regular critic of Michael Mann et al "Hockey Stick" graph.
Source: McKitrick and MacIntyre

25 July, 2006
Co-author of the Interfaith Stewardship Council letter in July 2006, which included the claim: "The role of the IPCC in climate studies is similar to that of the Jesus Seminar in New Testament scholarship in the 1990s and Darwinism for the past century." The ISC seeks to counter the efforts of the Evangelical Climate Initiative, a group calling for action on climate change.
Source: Interfaith Stewardship Council (2006)

KEY EVENTS

Fraser Institute Press Conference 2007 Independent Summary for Policymakers
http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/shared/readmore.asp?sNav=nr&id=781
The relationship of Ross McKitrick to the event: Featured Speaker

ORGANIZATIONS

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List

George C. Marshall Institute
Source: George Marshall Institute website 5/06

Fraser Institute
Source: Fraser Institute website 4/04

Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
Source: Interfaith Stewardship Alliance "Call to Faith"

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland Institute - HeartlandGlobalWarming.org

SOURCES

Fraser Institute website 4/04
http://www.fraserinstitute.ca

George Marshall Institute website 5/06
http://www.marshall.org

Interfaith Stewardship Alliance "Call to Faith"
http://www.interfaithstewardship.org/pages/article.php?&id=160

McKitrick and MacIntyre
The M&M Project: Replication Analysis of the Mann et al. Hockey Stick
http://www.uoguelph.ca/~rmckitri/research/trc.html

Interfaith Stewardship Council (2006)
http://www.interfaithstewardship.org/pages/article.php?&id=160

Heartland Institute - HeartlandGlobalWarming.org
http://www.globalwarmingheartland.org/

Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List
More than 70 speakers will make keynote presentations or participate in panel discussions at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, May 16-18, 2010 in Chicago.
http://www.heartland.org/events/2010Chicago/speakers.html