Science lost a champion and we lost a friend.
Respected climatologist Bob Carter has died at 74 years of age following a sudden heart attack. Services will likely be next Monday in his hometown of Townsville, Australia. We send our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Bob Carter worked in paleoclimatology, the study of past climate. His knowledge in this field informed his conclusion that scientific data does not support the UN's claims of catastrophic man-made global warming.
Bob appears prominently in CFACT's film Climate Hustle which is now being prepared for theater showings and home video distribution. Last month CFACT flew Bob to Paris for the film's premiere and to participate in a science briefing. You can see him celebrating with us front and center in this picture.
Marc Morano posted this at Climate Depot: "Bob was a man of great courage, intellect and wit. I am deeply saddened by his passing. He easily seemed a decade younger than his 74 years with his youthful looks and energy level. the world of science has lost a true champion. I first met Bob when I invited him to speak at the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee hearing on climate in December 2006. Bob's full 2006 testimony here. I was in contact with Bob over the years, seeking analysis, quotes and of course he is featured prominently in the upcoming film Climate Hustle. Bob was in Paris decked out in his tux for the Paris premier of the film during the UN climate summit.
Bob was amazing in Paris, good humored and adeptly handling the media and protesters. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Anne and his family and friends. He will be sorely missed."
In 2010, then Czech President Vaclav Klaus wrote a fitting tribute to Bob titled, "Thank heavens for Bob Carter."
We do thank God for Bob.
We will miss him terribly.
For nature and people too,