Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

Appendix C: Backgrounds of the Contributors to the Programme

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He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Cato Institute (see


Until at least June 2004, he was an Adjunct Fellow of the Frontiers of Freedom Institute and Foundation (see and


He is an E-Team Adjunct Scholar at the National Center for Policy Analysis (see


He is a Research Fellow of, and is sponsored by, the Independent Institute (source He has also written reports on behalf of The Independent Institute, e.g. New Perspectives in Climate Change: What the EPA Isnt Telling Us, July 28, 2003,


He is on the Board of Advisors of the Environmental Conservation Organization (see [Note: After this complaint was submitted, the ECO website appears to have been shut down. We originally linked to their Who we are page, which was then located at The new link is to an archive of their Who we are page, which was archived by the Wayback Machine on 15 April 2007.]


He is a Featured Expert of the Centre for the New Europe (see Singer, S.F., Climate Policy – from Rio to Kyoto: A Political Issue for 2000 and Beyond, Centre for the New Europe: PDF file at


He is a Featured Expert of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (see Singer, S.F., 2000, The Road from Rio to Kyoto: How Climate Science was Distorted to Support Ideological Objectives, published in Environmental Law and Property Rights, Washington, DC,, PDF).


He was a Robert Wesson Endowment Fund Fellow and Featured Author of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace between 1997–99 and 2001–02 (source: Singer, S.F., Letter to the editor, Washington Post, February 12, 2001,


Singer has also been involved in campaigns to promote the views of the tobacco industry (see


Professor Patrick Michaels

In 2004 Michaels co-authored a paper which purported to show that a half of the warming measured by weather stations was explained by economic factors, but which included the basic mathematical error of mixing up degrees with radians (see

Michaels has also written several other papers claiming to demonstrate that global warming is not occurring, which have been shown to have some similar flaws and to use cherry-picked data (see

In Congressional testimony in June 2003, Professor. John Holdren, who is Professor of Environmental Science and Public Policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, at Harvard University, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, told the US Senate Republican Policy Committee, that:

Michaels … has published little if anything of distinction in the professional literature, being noted rather for his shrill op-ed pieces and indiscriminate denunciations of virtually every finding of mainstream climate science. [See PDF file at]

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