Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

Appendix J: Backgrounds of the Peer Reviewers of this Complaint

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Appendix J: Backgrounds of the Peer Reviewers of this Complaint


Professor John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Professor of Marine Sciences, School of Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton.

He is also a Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1999. See also

Professor Shepherd reviewed the entire complaint.


Dr William Connolley

[Note: Subsequent to this complaint being submitted, Dr Connolley retired from climate science, BAS and Realclimate, in order to pursue a career in software engineering. See also]

Research interests include sea-ice modelling and comparison of climate models and observations (see A frequent contributor to Realclimate (, a weblog initiative to explain the latest climate science developments to laymen. Senior Scientific Officer and Climate Modeller in the Physical Sciences Division of the British Antarctic Survey, but reviewed this document in a personal capacity.

Dr Connolley reviewed the entire complaint.


Dr Robert Marsh

See also Appendix I.2.1: Dr Robert Marsh.

Dr Marsh reviewed those sections of this complaint that he did not write himself.


Dr Bert Bolin

[Note: Sadly, Bert Bolin died of cancer on December 30, 2007. He was a remarkable man as well as being an outstanding scientist. There are obituaries at: [The Guardian, UK] [The New York Times] [The Times, UK], and [The Independent, UK]]

Dr Bolin is a meteorologist and a climate researcher, who served as the first Chairman of the IPCC, from 1988 to 1997. He was Professor of Meteorology at Stockholm University between 1961-1990. He has been scientific director of the European Space Research Organisation (now known as European Space Agency) and has received many awards and honours for his meteorological and climate research, including the Blue Planet Prize (1995), often considered to be the Nobel Prize for environmental sciences. See also (PDF).

Dr Bolin reviewed those sections of this complaint that relate to IPCC Working Group I.


Professor James McCarthy

James J. McCarthy is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University. His research interests relate to plankton productivity in the sea in regions that are strongly affected by seasonal and inter-annual variation in climate; and he is the author of many scientific papers. He served as co-chair of the IPCC Working Group II (2001) and was a Lead Author for the recently completed Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. For two decades he was the Director of Harvards Museum of Comparative Zoology, and he is President-Elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. See also

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