Fred Singer Speaks on Global Warming Tomorrow

Posted: April 9, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

S. Fred Singer, a well-known skeptic concerning the idea that humans are significantly contributing to global warming, presents “Is the Climate Warming?” on Tuesday, April 10, at 9 a.m. in the Johnson Center, Room H.

Singer, an atmospheric physicist, is professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, and president of the Fairfax-based Science and Environmental Policy Project, a nonprofit policy institute. He has held several academic and governmental positions. He was the first director of the U.S. Weather Satellite Service, deputy assistant administrator for policy of the Environmental Protection Agency, and most recently, chief scientist of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

In Singer’s potentially controversial lecture, he is expected to say the balance of evidence suggests that the climate is not warming. A U.S. National Research Council report has highlighted but not explained the disparity between different data sets. While a variety of surface thermometers report a substantial warming trend, microwave sensing units on weather satellites and instruments carried in weather balloons show little if any warming of the atmosphere in the last twenty years.

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