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Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels RIP: Michaels battled climate hysteria & tortured data – He will be sorely missed

By Gregory Wrightstone

It is with a heavy heart that we report on the death of dear friend and colleague Pat Michaels on July 16, 2022 (born February 15, 1950).

Patrick Michaels obtained a B. A. in biological science in 1971 and an M. S. in biology in 1975 from the University of Chicago, and in 1979 he obtained his Ph.D. in ecological climatology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His doctoral thesis was titled Atmospheric anomalies and crop yields in North America.

Patrick J. Michaels was a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society. He was a research professor of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia for 30 years. Michaels was a contributing author and is a reviewer of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

.His writing was been published in the major scientific journals, including Climate Research, Climatic Change, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Climate, Nature, and Science, as well as in popular serials worldwide. He was the author or editor of nine books on climate and its impact, and he was an author of the climate “paper of the year” awarded by the Association of American Geographers in 2004. He appeared on most of the worldwide major media.

Dr. Michaels was Senior Fellow at the CO2 Coalition and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

He remained very active up to his last days. He had just completed his review and comments on the USGCR decadal plan and filed them on Thursday. He met with Coalition staff just the day before his passing to discuss his next venture looking at regional assessments of changing climate/CO2 on the Midwest.

He leaves a legacy of sound science and dedication to the scientific process. He will be missed terribly.

1992 Sound and Fury: The Science and Politics of Global Warming
2000 The Satanic Gases: Clearing the Air about Global Warming
2004 Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media
2005 Shattered Consensus: The True State of Global Warming
2009 Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don’t Want You to Know
2011 Climate Coup: Global Warmings Invasion of Our Government and Our Lives
2015 Climate Change: The Facts
2016 Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything
2019 Scientocracy: The Tangled Web of Public Science and Public Policy



Watch: Climatologist Dr. Patrick Michaels discusses climate change for a full hour on Fox News

Read: Bonus chapter: Intimidating the ‘Deniers’ to Enforce the ‘Consensus’ – Climate ‘deniers’ threatened with being ‘thrown in jail’ – ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change’


Excerpt: Patrick Michaels was forced out of his job as Virginia State Climatologist in 2007 after clashing with Virginia’s governor over climate change. The Washington Post reported that then-Governor Tim Kaine “had warned Michaels not to use his official title in discussing his (climate change) views.”

The paper reported, “Nobody dislikes [Michaels] because of his day job” but because he “moonlights as one of the country’s most aggressive and, in some circles, most reviled skeptics about the scientific consensus on climate change.” Critics of Michaels lamented that he “creates the false impression of another side to a closed debate.”

“I resigned as Virginia state climatologist because I was told that I could not speak in public on my area of expertise, global warming, as state climatologist,” Michaels said in 2007. “It was impossible to maintain academic freedom with this speech restriction.”
Other states have also found ways to force out their inconvenient skeptical state climatologists.


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Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels: Pope Francis Recycles (Stale Arguments About Climate)


Via Norm Kalmanovitch

There is no better way to honour Patrick Michaels legacy than to publish this link to the 1990 Documentary “The Greenhouse Conspiracy” which completely destroyed the climate change narrative before it was used to implement Maurice Strong’s Agenda with the issuing of the 1992 UNFCCC Agreement and Agenda 21 at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit convened and chaired by Maurice Strong.

To prevent the green agenda from being destroyed the climate cabal prevented its airing on PBS as noted by Tim Ball in this email thanking me for finding a copy of the Greenhouse Conspiracy on the web.

Thanks for this. I have been trying to get a copy for years now. I first saw a pirated copy of this in Manitoba Hydro’s boardroom where I was asked to provide commentary. For some reason it virtually disappeared. In Canada Suzuki almost single-handed blocked its showing on CBCPBS refused to show it claiming it was biased. It is interesting to see Wigley wiggling. 

Thanks again 

   Tim Ball

Here is the link again

Patrick Michaels leads off the documentary asking a question that eferyone gets wrong