John Adams

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Professor John Adams is Emeritus Professor of Geography at University College London, and also a specialist in risk management.

He is an Honorary Member of the Institute of Risk Management and received it's 2014 lifetime achievement award[1][2]

He noted on his personal website that he was a member of the Covert Policing Ethics Committee in 2009[2] (He lists himself as a member in a speaker's biography in late 2010 though it appears to have had only the one meeting in 2009).[3]).

A former member of Friends of the Earth turned climate 'agnostic', Adams sees global warming as a 'virtual risk', in other words a risk on which scientists cannot agree.[4]


  1. Institute of Risk Management, Professor John Adams has received the 2014 Institute of Risk Management (IRM) lifetime achievement award, 14 March 2014 (accessed 21 June 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 John Adams, About, (personal website), undated (accessed 21 June 2015).
  3. Battle Of Ideas, 2010 Conference: Speaker Detail: John Adams, Institute of Ideas /, 2010 (accessed 21 June 2015).
  4. John Adams, 'Risk, Freedom and Responsibility', Paper for conference on The risk of Freedom, Inst. of US Studies, Senate House, 6 October 1998, Published in The Risk of Freedom: individual liberty and the modern world, Institute of United States Studies, 1999, p. 4.