Deniers:Scientists:William Kininmonth

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Director, Australasian Climate Research Institute

Contributing Author, Fraser Institute

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

According to 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 changeAccording 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.

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December 12th, 2007

Kininmonth signed an open letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations alleging that that the "UN climate conference is taking the World in entirely the wrong direction." It claimed that the process resulting in the IPCC report was flawed, and that if Global Warming really was human-caused that energy would be better spent trying to mitigate the damage it would do, as opposed to trying to stop it. The letter was signed by 100 so-called "Prominent Scientists."
Source:Open Letter taken from Science and Public Policy website, 12.18.07


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