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FACTSHEET: Antonio Zichichi

DETAILS

Currently, he is an emeritus professor of physics at the University of Bologna
president of the World Federation of Scientists, Geneva. Founder and director of the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture. Leading scientist, CERN, Geneva Founder of the World Laboratory, Geneva Emeritus Professor at University of Bologna.

Much of Mr. Zichichi's has been focused on showing that there is no conflict between science and the Catholic faith.

Antonio Zichichi is listed as an "expert" in global warming by the oil and gas industry funded Heartland Institute, however he has written no peer-reviewed papers on climate change according to Skeptical Science.


DEEDS

Zichichi 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

Mr. Zichichi claims Global warming “natural” and caused by cosmic rays http://www.zenit.org/article-19481?l=english
Source: Zenit

Mr. Zichichi believes nclear power to be “the way forward” and advocates its use over other forms of energy.
Source: liberal international

He attended a conference on climate change hosted by the Vatican. An attending journalist had this to say about him The man most responsible for quelling any potential call to action is one of the Vatican's own, Antonino Zichichi, a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Dr. Zichichi, who made the seminar's most powerful presentation, set its tone. It amounted to a damning indictment of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the body responsible for most of the dire warnings that the press reports daily.
Source: Canada National Post

ORGANIZATIONS

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland global warming experts list

SOURCES

Heartland global warming experts list
http://www.globalwarmingheartland.org/

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

Zenit
http://www.zenit.org/article-19481?l=english

liberal international
http://www.liberal-international.org/editorial.asp?ia_id=1451

Canada National Post