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Dr. Craig D. Idso is the coauthor, with Dr. Robert M. Carter and Dr. S. Fred Singer, of Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) (The Heartland Institute, 2011), and with Dr.

Dr. Craig D. Idso is the coauthor, with Dr. Robert M. Carter and Dr. S. Fred Singer, of Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) (The Heartland Institute, 2011), and with Dr. Singer of a preceding volume titled Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) (The Heartland Institute, 2009). He is leading an international panel of scientists that is writing a comprehensive assessment of climate science to be published in 2013.

Dr. Idso is the founder, former president, and currently chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. The Center was founded in 1998 as a non-profit public charity dedicated to discovering and disseminating scientific information pertaining to the effects of atmospheric carbon dioxide enrichment on climate and the biosphere. The Center produces a weekly online newsletter, CO2 Science, and maintains a massive online collection of editorials on and reviews of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles relating to global climate change.

Dr. Idso’s research has appeared many times in peer-reviewed journals, including Geophysical Research Letters, Energy & Environment, Atmospheric Environment, Technology, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Journal of Climate, Environmental and Experimental Botany, Physical Geography, and the Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science.

Dr. Idso is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Many Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment (Vales Lake Publishing, LLC, 2011), CO2, Global Warming and Coral Reefs (Vales Lake Publishing, LLC, 2009); Enhanced or Impaired? Human Health in a CO2-Enriched Warmer World (Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, 2003); and The Specter of Species Extinction: Will Global Warming Decimate Earth's Biosphere? (George C. Marshall Institute, 2003). He contributed chapters to McKittrick, R. (Ed.), Critical Topics in Global Warming (Fraser Institute, 2009) and Encyclopedia of Soil Science (Marcel Dekker, 2002).

Dr. Idso received a B.S. in Geography from Arizona State University, an M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and a Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University, where he also studied as one of a small group of University Graduate Scholars. He was a faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University and has lectured in Meteorology at Arizona State University.

Dr. Idso is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, Association of American Geographers, Ecological Society of America, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Recent Articles and Publications

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May 31, 2016
By Craig Idso
Results of this study show that “altered interactions among species do not necessarily constrain distribution changes but can facilitate expansions,” thereby providing another real-world example of a previously unappreciated means by which an animal
May 31, 2016
By Craig Idso
Climate alarmists claim that almost every type of storm has been getting more extreme as the planet warms. So how about this one?... Read More Climate Change and Earth’s Animal Life: Hormones to the Rescue!
November 30, 2015
By Robert M. Carter (1942-2016), Craig Idso, S. Fred Singer
November 30, 2015 – Today, on the first day of the United Nations’ twenty-first conference of the parties (COP-21) taking place in Paris, a new book emphatically rejects claims of a “scientific consensus” on the causes and consequences of climate change.
November 23, 2015
By Craig Idso, Robert M. Carter (1942-2016), S. Fred Singer
The most important fact about climate science, often overlooked, is that scientists disagree about the environmental impacts of the combustion of fossil fuels on the global climate.
October 22, 2015
By Craig Idso, Joseph Bast, Robert M. Carter (1942-2016), S. Fred Singer, Willie Soon, Laurence Gould
[NOTE: The following letter was submitted to Physics Today in response to an article by Spencer Weart titled “Climate Change Impacts: The growth of understanding.
September 24, 2015
By H. Sterling Burnett, James H. Rust, Marc Morano, Richard J. Trzupek, Paul Crovo, Paul Driessen, Craig Idso, Kenneth Haapala
Pope Francis today delivered a speech before Congress that touched on many issues, including his concern that modern industrial society is doing irreparable harm to the planet.
July 10, 2015
By Craig Idso
Argues that in the rush to do the right or moral thing, because environmental problems are complex, operating on different time and geographic scales and involve often poorly understood, complex biological, geological, chemical and atmospheric
September 24, 2014
By Robert M. Carter (1942-2016), Craig Idso, David Legates, S. Fred Singer, Willie Soon
SummaryIn July 2014, Whitehead & Associates Environmental Consultants, in consultation with Coastal Environment and with funding from the NSW Government, produced a report for Eurobodalla Shire Council and Shoalhaven City Council titled “South Coast

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