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Anthony Watts

Anthony Watts is a senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute.

Watts has been in the weather business both in front of, and behind the camera as an on-air television meteorologist since 1978, and currently does daily radio forecasts. He has created  weather graphics presentation systems for television, specialized weather instrumentation, as well as co-authored peer-reviewed papers on climate issues. He operates the most viewed website in the world on climate, the award-winning website wattsupwiththat.com.

His work on climate issues, specifically the problems with temperature measurements via his surfacestations.org website, has been cited worldwide in books, studies and government reports. 

His views on climate are pragmatic, believing that while indeed climate has changed in the last 100 years, it isn't a crisis, and that many of the predictions and pronouncements have been oversold to the public, as evidenced by the fact that many of them have not come true since first being made.

Recent Articles and Publications

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May 15, 2019
By Anthony Watts
It appears that the authors of the Susskind et al. paper were motivated by timing and opportunity. It was crafted to advance an agenda, not climate science.
April 10, 2019
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., James Taylor, Anthony Watts, George Jamerson, H. Sterling Burnett, Tim Benson, Bette Grande
For years, far-left politicians have abused their authority and deprived America of much-needed energy infrastructure.”
April 5, 2019
By Jim Lakely, Anthony Watts, James Taylor
Meteorologist and Founder of Most-read Climate Website in the World Named Senior Fellow
February 5, 2016
By Anthony Watts
At the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), held on December 17, I presented research conducted by myself, Evan Jones, John Nielsen-Gammon, and John R.
December 17, 2015
By Anthony Watts
Paper finds temperature trend estimates vary according to site classification, with poor siting leading to an overestimate of minimum temperature trends and an underestimate of maximum temperature trends.
March 1, 2009
By Anthony Watts
The stakes in the debate over global warming are high. If human activities are causing a major warming of the earth’s atmosphere, then actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions costing hundreds of billions of dollars would be necessary.

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