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FACTSHEET: Madhav Khandekar

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Meteorologist (ret.), Environment Canada
Madhav Khandekar is a retired Environment Canada scientist. The Heartland Institute describes him as "an environmental consultant on extreme weather events and a scientist with the Natural Resources Stewardship Project." According to internal budget and strategy documents from the Heartland Institute, Khandekar has recieved $1,000 per month to write a chapter for a report that attacks climate science by the Nongovernmental Internatinal Panel on Climate Change.

M.Sc. in Statistics from India (Pune University). B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics. M.Sc. and Ph.D., Meteorology, from Florida State University.

QUOTES

"At this point I don’t think it’s correct to say that the planet is continuing to warm because it has essentially stayed about the same. There is no additional warming of the entire earth-atmosphere-ocean system in the last few years."
Source: DeSmogBlog profile Madhav Khandekar

"I don't see that CO2 is inducing any climate change. CO2 may have induced a small amount of warming that we saw in the 80’s and 90’s but more importantly CO2 is an inert gas, it is not a pollutant."
Source: DeSmogBlog profile Madhav Khandekar

"There is no correlation between c02 and temperature at all. In fact if we look at the temperature change over the last 100 years and link it with the c02, there is little correlation…"
Source: DeSmogBlog profile Madhav Khandekar

KEY EVENTS

The Impacts of Global Warming: Why the Alarmist View is Wrong
http://www.globalwarming.org/article.php?uid=632
The relationship of Madhav Khandekar to the event: Speaker

ORGANIZATIONS

Cooler Heads Coalition
Source: Cooler Heads Coalition website 5/04

Fraser Institute
Source: Fraser Institute website (2007)

International Climate Science Coalition
Source: ICSC list of who's who

SOURCES

Cooler Heads Coalition website 5/04
http://www.globalwarming.org

Fraser Institute website (2007)
http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/

ICSC list of who's who
http://www.climatescienceinternational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=28

DeSmogBlog profile Madhav Khandekar
http://desmogblog.com/madhav-khandekar