Deniers:Scientists:Chris DeFreitas

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During his time at the University of Auckland, de Freitas has served as Deputy Dean of Science, Head of Science and Technology and four years as Pro Vice Chancellor. He has been Vice President of the Meteorological Society of New Zealand and is a founding member of the Australia New Zealand Climate Forum. Formerly an editor of the international journal Climate Research. From 1999-2001, he served on the Executive Board of the International Society of Biometeorology.
{ University of Auckland Bio (2006)}

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May 1st, 2003

"It is universally agreed that Kyoto will have an imperceptible effect on predicted global warming." (2006)


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In early 2003, Willie Soon and Sallie Baliunas submitted a controversial paper to de Freitas for publication in the journal Climate Research. His decision to publish the article sparked heated debate and controversy, resulting in the resignation of half of the journal's editors. Source:Scientific American (2006)

October, 2006

One of several scientists submiting amicus brief organized by Competitive Enterprise Institute on Carbon Dioxide pollution case before Supreme Court 25
Source:Amici Curiae Brief on CO2 case


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Climate Research Journal
Source:University of Auckland Bio (2006)

Competitive Enterprise Institute
Scientist Lobbyist
Source:Amicus brief written by Competitive Enterprise Institute

Heartland Institute expert
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