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William Briggs

William Matt Briggs

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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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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, 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
August 25, 2017
By Bette Grande, Alan Carlin, John Coleman (1934-2018), Frederick D. Palmer, Timothy Ball, S.T. Karnick, Paul Driessen, Christopher Essex, Daniel Sutter, William Briggs, Joseph S. D'Aleo, Tom Harris
" As millions brace for the potentially devastating impact from Harvey, stories are being written tying Harvey to man-made climate change." - Bette Grande
July 10, 2017
By Kesten Green, Willie Soon, J. Scott Armstrong, William Briggs, Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
A recent letter by prominent scientists to the MIT President Rafael Reif.
April 20, 2017
By William Briggs
Nobody, save the odd lunatic, denies the earth’s climate has changed. And all scientists agree that mankind affects the climate. So the term "climate change denier" has to be one of the dumbest, inapt, and foolish slogans of our times.
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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