The UnAustralian

Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Project Steve II

A interesting new project (and tribute to SJ Gould) is Project Steve, by the National Center for Science Education. Various creationist organizations have circulated lists of PhD who support creationism, so the NCSE has responding by making up their own list of scientists who support evolution. But they have made life harder for themselves, their list only has scientists whose name is Steve (or variants of Steve). They already have 220 names.

For my own amusement, I decided to do a similar thing for global warming.

Because I'm lazy, I'm just going to restrict myself to authors and reviewers of the 2001 major IPCC reports, using the find function on my browser. The total number should be far less than the NCSE list because, the climate sciences are smaller than the biological sciences, some of the reports don't list first names, not all climate scientists are involved with the IPCC (I studied global warming in both chemistry and physics, and neither of the two lecturers had any involvement with the IPCC).

The List

D. S. Stevenson Met Office, UK
P. Stephens National Science Foundation
Steven Crimp Queensland Centre for Climate Applications
Stephen Decanio University of California at Santa Barbara
Stephen Guptill U.S. Geological Survey
Stephen R. Piotrowicz NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Stephen Schneider Stanford University
Steven R. Shafer U.S. Department of Agriculture
Steve Lennon Eskom
Steve Gregory Forestry Commission
Steven M. Japar Ford Motor Company

Not a bad little list, I wonder if the climate change skeptics can match it?

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