FACTSHEET: Benny Peiser
Social Anthropologist, Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
Peiser contributed to "Adapt or Die: The science, politics and economics of climate change," published by IPN in 2004.
17 May, 2005
As DeSmogBlog notes: Peiser's 'claim to fame' in the war on climate change science was a 2005 study that he claimed refuted an earlier study by Dr. Naomi Oreskes. Originally published in the prestigious publication, Science, the Oreskes study looked at 928 research papers on climate change and found that 100% agreed with the scientific consensus. Peiser originally stated in January, 2005 that Oreskes was incorrect and that "in light of the data [Peiser] presented... Science should withdraw Oresekes' study and its results in order to prevent any further damage to the integrity of science." On October 12, 2006, Peiser admitted that only one of the research papers he used in his study refuted the scientific consensus on climate change, and that study was NOT peer-reviewed and was published by American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Peiser's incorrect claims were published in the Financial Post section of the National Post in a May 17, 2005 commentary authored by Peiser himself.
Source: DeSmogBlog Peiser Profile (2006)
International Policy Network website 4/04
DeSmogBlog Peiser Profile (2006)
Heartland Institute - HeartlandGlobalWarming.org