ICSC announces the sad passing away of our Policy Advisory Board member Owen McShane, Resource Economist, Centre for Resource Management Studies, New Zealand. One of the most brilliant minds on urban land use planning policy, Owen McShane, was a co-founder of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, which created ICSC. As quoted from the NZCSC Website: "Owen has been a lucid, articulate voice of reason across a wide range of infrastructure and planning issues, always impeccable in the depth of his research and staunchly courageous in his willingness to question the rationale for centralisation. We join his many friends and colleagues around the world in conveying our deep sympathy to his wife Jenny, in a loss that we also feel so deeply of someone whose friendship and irreplaceable wide counsel we will miss."
You can read more from New Zealand’s National Business Review here.
ICSC has two advisory boards with associated consultant advisers: one each for science and policy.
ICSC Science Advisory Board:
1. William Alexander, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Member, UN Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters, 1994-2000, Pretoria, South Africa
2. J. Scott Armstrong, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Founder of the International Journal of Forecasting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
3. Tim Ball, PhD, Environmental consultant and former climatology professor, University of Winnipeg (founded the Rupertsland Research Centre). Now residing in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
4. David Bellamy, OBE, PhD, English botanist, author, broadcaster, environmental campaigner, Hon. Professor of Botany (Geography), University of Nottingham, Hon. Prof. Faculty of Engineering and Physical Systems, Central Queensland University, Hon. Prof. of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Durham, United Nations Environment Program Global 500 Award Winner, Dutch Order of The Golden Ark, Bishop Auckland County, Durham, England, U.K.
5. Ian D. Clark, PhD, Professor (isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology), Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
6. Paul Copper, BSc, MSc, PhD, DIC, FRSC, Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
7. Hans Erren, Doctorandus, geophysicist and climate specialist, Sittard, The Netherlands
8. Christopher Essex, PhD, professor of applied mathematics, and Associate Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics, Former Director, Program in Theoretical Physics, University of Western Ontario, Former NSERC postdoc at the Canadian Climate Centre's Numerical Modelling Division (GCM), London, Ontario, Canada
9. Lee C. Gerhard, PhD, Senior Scientist Emeritus, University of Kansas, past director and state geologist, Kansas Geological Survey, U.S.A.
10. Vincent Gray, PhD, New Zealand climate Coalition, expert reviewer for the IPCC, author of The Greenhouse Delusion: A Critique of climate Change 2001, Wellington, New Zealand
11. Kesten C. Green, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Managerial Economics, International Graduate School of Business, and Senior Research Associate of the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
12. Ole Humlum, PhD, Professor of Physical Geography, Department of Physical Geography, Institute of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. See Professor Humlum's important colation of climate data at http://climate4you.com/.
13. Albert F. Jacobs, MS, Geol.Drs., P. Geol., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
14. Madhav L. Khandekar, PhD, consultant meteorologist, (former) Research Scientist, Environment Canada, Editor "Climate Research” (03-05), Editorial Board Member "Natural Hazards, IPCC Expert Reviewer 2007, Unionville, Ontario, Canada
15. William Kininmonth, MSc, MAdmin, former head of Australia’s National climate Centre and a consultant to the World Meteorological organization’s Commission for Climatology, Kew, Victoria, Australia
16. R.W.J. (Rob), Kouffeld, PhD, Emeritus Professor - Energy Conversion, Technical University Delft, Driebergen, The Netherlands
17. Hans H.J. Labohm, PhD, Independent economist, author specialised in climate issues, expert reviewer of the IPCC, author of Man-Made Global Warming: Unravelling a Dogma and climate science-related Blog, former advisor to the executive board, Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands Institute of International Relations), The Netherlands
18. Jay Lehr, Ph.D. (ground water hydrology, University of Arizona), Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
19. Fred Michel, PhD, Director, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
20. Nils-Axel Mörner, PhD (Sea Level Changes and climate), Emeritus Professor of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
21. Brian Pratt, PhD, Professor of Geology (Sedimentology and Paleontology), University of Saskatchewan (see Professor Pratt's article on p. 10 - 12 here for a summary of his views), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
22. Peter Stilbs, TeknD, Professor of Physical Chemistry, Research Leader, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), member of American Chemical Society and life member of American Physical Society, Chair of "Global Warming - Scientific Controversies in climate Variability", International seminar meeting at KTH, 2006, Stockholm, Sweden
23. Gerrit J. van der Lingen, PhD (Utrecht University), geologist and paleoclimatologist, climate Change consultant, Geoscience Research and Investigations, Christchurch, New Zealand
ICSC Consultant Science Advisers:
1. Chris R. de Freitas, PhD, climate Scientist, Professor, School of Environment, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
2. Willem de Lange, MSc (Hons), DPhil (Computer and Earth Sciences), Senior Lecturer in Earth and Ocean Sciences, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand
3. Tad Murty, PhD, Professor, University of Ottawa, Previously Senior Research Scientist for Fisheries and Oceans Canada and former director of Australia's National Tidal Facility and professor of earth sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Ottawa, Canada - see September 17, 2010 Ottawa Citizen article about Dr. Murty's award from the International Tsunami Society for outstanding contributions to tsunami research.
ICSC Policy Advisory Board:
1. Ferdinand Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, Germany
2. Alan Gibbs, United Kingdom
3. Michael Limburg, Engineer, deputy press-speaker of Europäisches Institut für Klima & Energie (EIKE - European Institute for Climate & Energy), Groß Glienicke, Germany
4. John McLean, Climate Data Analyst, Computer scientist, Melbourne, Australia
5. Christopher Monckton, Viscount of Brenchley, Chief Policy Advisor, Science and Public Policy Institute, Quantification of Climate Sensitivity, Carie, Rannoch, Scotland
6. Julian Morris, Graduate Diploma (Law), MPhil (Land Economics), MSc (Environment and Resource Economics), MA (Economics), Director, International Policy Network, Visiting Professor, University of Buckingham, United Kingdom
7. Viv Forbes, Chairman, Carbon Sense Coalition, Sheep and Cattle Grazier, Soil Scientist and Mining Consultant, Rosewood, Queensland, Australia
ICSC Consultant Policy Advisers:
1. Sonja A. Boehmer-Christiansen, PhD, Reader Emeritus, Dept. of Geography, Hull University, Editor - Energy&Environment, Multi-Science (www.multi-science.co.uk), Hull, United Kingdom
2. David Henderson, formerly Head of the Economics and Statistics Department of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, currently a Visiting Professor at the Westminster Business School in London, United Kingdom.