Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu-Founding Director of the International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF),its Director since its establishment in 1998 until January 2007. Previously he was director of the Geophysical Institute since 1986
"We must restore respectability – by that I mean scientific rigor - to the basic science of climatology. We must also stop “tabloid” publications in science. Only then, can we make real progress in projecting future temperature change. Although I have been “designated” by the news media as “Alaska’s best known climate change skeptic,” I am a critic, not a skeptic. Science without criticism could go astray.
In the meantime, environmental protection advocates might consider a return to their original important themes of protecting the environment from destruction, pollution, over-harvesting, massive deforestation, and habitat destruction. All these processes of environmental degradation are taking place right now before our very eyes, and they are not all related to global warming."
Note-Dr Akosufu was a presenter at the 2009 ICCC conference in New York (the Skeptics Conference) and has signed numerous petitions popularly regarded as skeptic's petitions