David R. Legates

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David R. Legates is a Professor at the University of Delaware and an Associate Professor in Climatology, George Marshall Institute.

Dr. Legates is a climate change "contrarian" and prolific writer.

"In addition to teaching at Louisiana State University, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Virginia, Dr. Legates has served as chief research scientist in a variety of commercial venues, including the Southern Regional Climate Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the Center for Computational Geosciences in Norman, Oklahoma." (From George Marshall website)

Quotes

15 May, 2006 “The underlying theme is that the climate system is complex, resilient and inherently stable. Research from a wide variety of disciplines, published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and spanning a broad spectrum of climate expertise, supports this conclusion. Throughout the millennia, life has survived and thrived despite wide changes in solar output, air temperature and atmospheric gas concentrations.” Source: "Climate Science: Climate Change and Its Impacts" NCPA Study

15 May, 2006 “Climate science has improved but debate continues regarding the extent to which human activities contribute to global warming and what the potential impact on the environment might be. Importantly, much of the scientific evidence contradicts assertions that substantial global warming is likely to occur soon and that the predicted warming will harm the Earth's biosphere.” Source: "Climate Science: Climate Change and Its Impacts" NCPA Study

15 May, 2006 "Importantly, much of the scientific evidence contradicts assertions that substantial global warming is likely to occur soon and that the predicted warming will harm the Earth's biosphere” Source: Daily Policy Digest May 15, 2006 from NCPA by David R. Legates

Activities

Co-authored a paper with Willie Soon and Sallie Baliunas, which claimed that temperatures in the 20th Century were not higher than average. Legates later testifed, along with Soon, before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Source: "Earth Last," The American Prospect, 5/7/04

Key events

NCPA Earth Day Briefing on Global Warming: 'What Do We Really Know vs. What We Are Told' http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=123-04202004 The relationship of David R. Legates to the event: Speaker

Organisations

Sources

CEI website, 3/04 http://www.cei.org

NCPA website 4/04 http://www.ncpa.org/

"Earth Last," The American Prospect, 5/7/04 article by Chris Mooney http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewPrint&articleId=7603

Independent Institute website 4/04 http://www.independent.org/

Tech Central Station Bio - Legates http://www.techcentralstation.com/biolegatesdavid.html

"Climate Science: Climate Change and Its Impacts" NCPA Study by David R. Legates, Ph.D., C.C.M http://www.ncpa.org/pub/st/st285/index.html

Daily Policy Digest May 15, 2006 from NCPA by David R. Legates http://www.ncpa.org/newdpd/dpdarticle.php?article_id=3328

George Marshall Institute website 5/06 http://www.marshall.org

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