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William Briggs

William Matt Briggs

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matt@wmbriggs.com 917-392-0691 @mattstat

William M. ‘Matt’ Briggs is a policy advisor at The Heartland Institute.

William M. Briggs is a statistical consultant whose research interests include prediction and forecast accuracy and usefulness; skill and cognitive biases in prediction; practical decision analysis; graphical data display; climate variability; and the philosophy of statistics and probability. He is a consultant to New York Methodist Hospital, where he teaches a course to emergency medicine and surgical residents in basic probability and statistics and consults on departmental research projects.

In 2007, he was visiting professor of statistics in the Department of Mathematics at Central Michigan University; from 2003-2007 was assistant professor of statistics at Weill Medical College of Cornell University; and has been adjunct assistant professor of statistical science at Cornell University. He has been a featured speaker at Heartland's International Conferences on Climate Change. 

Visit his website, wmbriggs.com.

Recent Articles and Publications

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April 2, 2018
By William Briggs
California thought there might have been some kind of conspiracy by oil companies to hide secrets about global warming. Umm ... no.
March 20, 2018
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Willie Soon, William Briggs, Peter Ferrara
"The amici curiae will demonstrate that there is no 'consensus' among scientists that recent global warming was chiefly anthropogenic, still less that unmitigated anthropogenic warming has been or will be dangerous or catastrophic."
March 19, 2018
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Willie Soon, William Briggs
Submitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco District. Written by Monckton, Soon, Legates, Briggs, Limburg, Jeschke, Henney, Whitfield, and Morrison. Attorneys: Braden and Ferrara.
March 14, 2018
By William Briggs
The descent of climate science into the surreal is about to take another comedic slide. 
January 31, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jay Lehr, Peter Ferrara, Frederick D. Palmer, H. Sterling Burnett, Lennie Jarratt, Bette Grande, Tom Harris, James H. Rust, David S. D’Amato, Kenneth Haapala, David Guldenschuh, Corey DeAngelis , Wayne Allyn Root, J.T. Edwards, E. Calvin Beisner, Jane M. Orient, M.D., David L. Applegate, Howard L. Simons, William Briggs, Timothy Ball, Michelle Smith, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Ronald D. Rotunda (1945 - 2018), Randal O’Toole, James Wanliss , Yuri Maltsev, Stephen B. Presser, Michael Schaus, Jim Waters, Russ McCullough, Christopher Garbacz
“The Heartland Institute has been advising many in the administration on climate and energy policy, so we were certainly encouraged and excited the president promoted his pro-energy, pro-America vision in his State of the Union Address.” - Tim Huelskamp
January 13, 2015
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Willie Soon, William Briggs
Global warming predictions made by the IPCC and other climate alarmists organizations are unreliable because the climate models they use incorporate flawed feedback mechanisms in their math and, as a result, grossly overstate the amount of warming we
January 8, 2015
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Willie Soon, William Briggs
An irreducibly simple climate-sensitivity model is designed to empower even non-specialists to research the question how much global warming we may cause.

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