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FACTSHEET: William Kininmonth

DETAILS

Director, Australasian Climate Research Institute
Contributing Author, Fraser Institute science adviser, Science and Public Policy Institute (SPPI) Australasian Climate Research Institute, Director Australian Climate Science Coalition (ACSC), Member of the "Scientific Advisory Panel. Lavoisier Group, Contributor

Contributing Author, Fraser Institute 2007 Independent Summary for Policymakers Signatory to the anti-climate-change petition sent in April, '06 to Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper

According to DeSmogBlog.com: Kinimonth is a frequent writer for a climate change skeptic organization called the "Lavoisier Group," and in Nov. 2004, the Lavoisier Group helped launch Kilimonth's book Climate Change; a natural hazard. According to Nov. 27, '04 news article , the Lavoisier Group was founded by Hugh Morgan the former CEO of Western Mining Corporation, a uranium mining company recently taken over by BHP Billiton. Lavoisier founders, "... are of the view that the science behind global warming policy is far less certain than its protagonists claim, and we also believe that the economic damage which Australia would suffer, if a carbon tax of the magnitude canvassed in AGO [Australia's Greenhouse Office] documents were imposed." No published peer-reviewed research on climate change According to a search of 22,000 academic journals, Kininmonth has not published any research in a peer-reviewed journal on the subject of climate change. There is one study published in 1972 by "Kininmon, WR" on the subject of Rain-grown rice in Northern Australia. Kininmonth is a retired meteorologist and headed Australia's national climate centre for 12 years. Kininmonth is the also the director of an organization called the "Australasian Climate Research Institute." Kinimonth's "Climate Research Institute" appears to be run out of his home in Australia, as the mailing address for the Institute is the same as Kinimonth's residence.

Kininmonth has a B.Sc. from the University of Western Australia, a M.Sc. from Colorado State University, and a M.Admin. from Monash University

QUOTES

"In a spirited defence of his integrity, Tim Flannery (Insight, 8/10) repeats his misunderstanding of how the climate system works: Greenhouse gases emit more radiation than they absorb and their direct impact is to cool the atmosphere. More greenhouse gases will not cause the atmosphere to warm, as Flannery states in his book."
Source: DeSmog Blog profile William Kininmonth

DEEDS

Kininmonth is one of 16 scientists who signed a Wall Street Journal opinion piece titled "No Need to Panic About Global Warming"
Source: "No Need to Panic About Global Warming" Wall Street Journal

Kininmonth was a speaker at the Heartland Institute's annual International Conference on Climate Change (2010).
Source: DeSmog Blog profile William Kininmonth

EVENTS

Heartland Climate Conference 6
http://climateconference.heartland.org/about-2/speakers/
The relationship of William Kininmonth to the event: speaketr

ORGANIZATIONS

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List

Fraser Institute
Source: DeSmogBlog.com (2007)

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

Science and Public Policy Institute
Source: SPPI personnel pages

Australian Climate Science Coalition
Source: ACSC "about us"

SOURCES

DeSmogBlog.com (2007)
DeSmog Leaks Advance Copy of Think Tank's IPCC Attack
http://www.desmogblog.com/fraser-institute-ipcc-london-report

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

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

SPPI personnel pages
http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/personnel.html

ACSC "about us"
list of advisors
http://www.auscsc.org.au/about_us.html

"No Need to Panic About Global Warming" Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204301404577171531838421366.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_News_BlogsModule

DeSmog Blog profile William Kininmonth
http://www.desmogblog.com/william-kininmonth