Re: [asa] Teaching ID and teaching that Gobal Warming is not real

From: Rich Blinne <>
Date: Sat Jan 05 2008 - 14:58:04 EST

On Jan 5, 2008, at 11:48 AM, Michael Roberts wrote:

> Janice
> Why do you have to be so obnoxious to fellow Christians like John
> Houghton and those on this list?
> I bet you know few scientists of the calibre of John Houghton
> Michael.

No kidding. Compare him against people with no higher education and
stand in front of a green screen. From the bio on the CiS site.
Sir John Houghton is currently Honorary Scientist and was the founder
of the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research at the
Meteorological Office; Honorary Scientist at the Rutherford Appleton
Laboratory; a Trustee of the Shell Foundation; and President of the
John Ray Initiative.

Previously Sir John Houghton was a Member of the UK Government Panel
on Sustainable Development (1994-2000); Chairman, Royal Commission on
Environmental Pollution (1992-98); Chairman or Co-Chairman, Scientific
Assessment Working Group, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(1988-2002); Director General (later Chief Executive), UK
Meteorological Office (1983-91); Director Appleton, Science and
Engineering Research Council (also Deputy Director, Rutherford
Appleton Laboratory), (1979-83); and Professor of Atmospheric Physics,
Oxford University (1976-83). During the 1970s Sir John Houghton was
also Principal Investigator for Space Experiments on NASA Spacecraft.

Sir John Houghton has received numerous honours and awards, most
recently the prestigious Japan Prize (2006), and amongst others, the
Glazebrook Medal (Institute of Physics, 1990); the Bakerian Prize
Lecture of the Royal Society, 1991; the Climate Institute Annual Award
(1992); the Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal (1995). He has
received Honorary Doctorates of Science from twelve UK universities
including Oxford (2006).

Recent books/reports
         Physics of Atmospheres. (Cambridge University Press 1977, 2nd ed.
1986, 3rd ed. 2002).
         Climate Change, the IPCC Scientific Assessment, eds J.T. Houghton,
G.J. Jenkins and J.J. Ephraums (Cambridge University Press 1990)
         Climate Change 1992, the Supplementary Report to the IPCC
Scientific Assessment, eds J.T. Houghton, B.A. Callander and S.K.
Varney (Cambridge University Press 1992)
         Climate Change 1994, Radiative Forcing of Climate Change and an
Evaluaion of the IPCC IS92 Emission Scenarios, eds J.T.Houghton,
L.G.Meira Filho, J.Bruce, Hoesung Lee, B.A.Callander, E.Haites,
N.Harris and K.Maskell (Cambridge University Press 1994)
         Climate Change 1995, the Science of Climate Change, eds
J.T.Houghton, L.G.Meira Filho, B.A.Callander, N.Harris, A Kattenberg
and K.Maskell (Cambridge University Press 1995)
         Climate Change 2001, The Scientific Basis, eds J.T.Houghton, Y.
Ding, D.J.Griggs, M.Noguer, P.J.van der Linden, X.Dai, K.Maskell,
C.A.Johnson (Cambridge University Press 2001)

Publications on science and religion
         The John Ray Initiative Briefing Papers:
                 Global Warming, Climate Change and Sustainability - Challenge to
Scientists, Policy Makers and Christians. (2007)
                 Big Science, Big God: Science and Faith in a strong embrace. (2007)
                 Christian Challenge of Caring for the Earth.
                 Global Pollution and Climate Change.
         The Search for God; can Science help? (Lion Publishing 1995)
         Global Warming, the Complete Briefing. (Lion Publishing 1994; 2nd
ed.: Cambridge Univ. Press 1997; 3rd ed.: Cambridge Univ. Press 2004)
         Does God Play Dice? (Intervarsity Press 1988)

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