February 22, 2009

Inquisition of Tim Patterson

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Dr. Tim Patterson is a Professor of Geology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Director Ottawa-Carelton Geoscience Center

He was appointed an International Fellow in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology at the Queen's University of Belfast in 2006.

Tim Patterson was a founding executive editor of the electronic journal Palaeontologia Electronica. He served as associate Editor of Micropaleontology (1990-1997) and has just stepped down from serving a 14 year stint as Associate Editor of the Journal of Foraminiferal Research (1995-2008).

He is Canadian leader of the UNESCO supported International Geological Correlation Programme Project (IGCP) 495 "Quaternary Land-Ocean interactions" and was appointed chairman of the International Climate Science Coalition in 2008.

Tim Patterson has made ~200 scholarly contributions, including ~120 peer-reviewed research papers. He utilizes micropaleontological, sedimentological and geochemical techniques to:

study of paleoclimate records in Holocene lacustrine, marine, and bog environments to assess the dynamics of climate variability.

assess the impact of anthropogenic land-use change on natural lacustrine systems.

investigate the dynamics of sea-level change utilizing fossil salt marsh deposits.

For his research efforts he was awarded a 2002-2003 Carleton University Research Achievement Award for 'outstanding research'.

Some heretical writing by this Skeptic

The Geologic Record and Climate Change

Testimony before the Commons Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Read the sunspots

Finally, an open-minded report on climate change

Point To Ponder

"I teach a general climate change course. To get the significance of this correlation over to the students I use the following analogy. I tell the students that based on these records if you believe that climate is being driven by CO2 then they probably would have no difficulty in accepting the idea that Winston Churchill was instrumental in the defeat of King Herold by Duke William of Orange at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. If you can believe that this historical temporal incongruity could be feasible then you can have no problem believing that CO2 is what's driving Earth's climate system".

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