The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)

McKitrick, Ross

McKitrick chatting up some right-wing babesat a Fraser Institute fund-raiser
McKitrick chatting up some right-wing babes
at a Fraser Institute fund-raiser

A Canadian economist specializing in environmental economics and policy analysis who is a professor at the University of Guelph and a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, a Canadian free-market think tank.

A capital(ist)-S skeptic

Mckitrick is a full-on skeptic: "I have been probing the arguments for global warming for well over a decade. In collaboration with a lot of excellent coauthors, I have consistently found that when the layers get peeled back, what lies at the core is either flawed, misleading or simply non-existent."

Hockey Stick Controversy

He has published research on palaeoclimate reconstruction, including co-authoring with Steve McIntyre the paper that kicked off the hockey stick controversy:
Corrections to the Mann et. al. (1998) Proxy Data Base and Northern Hemisphere Average Temperature Series
If you feel up to reading it, click here.

Why McKitrick thinks the blade is too curved

1. His skepticism knows no bounds. Click here to read his highly critical essay about the climate science peer review process: Circling the Bandwagons: My Adventures Correcting the IPCC.

2. In a daring attempt to be the most skeptical guy of all, he has co-authored a paper that starkly proposes the notion that there is no such thing as a global temperature at all. Is he playing some sort of insane denier game? Click here to find out.

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