Andreas Prokoph

Andreas Prokoph (Deceased)

Credentials

Background

Andreas Prokoph was an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa from 1996 until 2007, and was also an Adjunct Professor at Carlton University from 1997 until at least 2013. He passed away on March 22, 2016.3“Andreas Prokoph,” ResearchGate profile. Archived January 25, 2016. WebCite URL: http://www.webcitation.org/6ems1yNFi 4ANDREAS PROKOPH (1965-2016),” The Heartland Institute. Archived October 4, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/sOoMI

Phrokoph’s archived profile at the Heartland Institute, an organization dedicated to questioning the science behind man-made climate change, described him as an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa. However, a search of both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University directories in January, 2016 do not list him as a professor at either institution.5Heartland Experts: Andreas Prokoph,” The Heartland Institute. Archived January 24, 2016. WebCite URL: http://www.webcitation.org/6emspEeaa 6Professor directory,” Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of Ottawa). Archived January 26, 2016. WebCite URL: http://www.webcitation.org/6emsTWnjB 7Department of Earth Sciences,” Carleton University. Archived January 24, 2016. WebCite URL: http://www.webcitation.org/6emtApkJa

His areas of specialization include cyclostratigraphy, sedimentology, and Cretaceous stratigraphy. Since 2001, Prokoph has owned the consulting business SPEEDSTAT, which specializes in research support—image and data analysis, computer modeling, and software development—in Earth and environmental science.8Heartland Experts: Andreas Prokoph,” The Heartland Institute. Archived January 24, 2016. WebCite URL: http://www.webcitation.org/6emspEeaa

Prokoph’s name appears on Senator James Inhofe’s list of “prominent scientists” who deny the existence of man-made climate change.9List of 400 Global Warming Deniers, Debunked – 3,” The Daily Green, January 1, 2008. Archived January 25, 2016. WebCite URL: http://www.webcitation.org/6emtgy08O

Stance on Climate Change

“Until ~200 million years ago, CO2 may have be a diver of global temperature change … In the past ~150Myr CO2 follows global temperature.”10Andreas Prokoph. “Mismatch of CO2 and Earth’s temperatures ~35 million cyclicity over the last 420 million years” (.ppt) Archived August 3, 2014./p>

Key Quotes

“Even the IPCC knows about [the urban heat island effect], and tried to adjust for it, but as [Ross] McKitrick mentioned, they adjust poorly for it…” (See video of his speech at the Heartland Institute’s ICCC1 below).

Key Deeds

August 15, 2013

Andreas Prokoph co-published a paper in The Holocene journal with fellow climate change skeptic R. Timothy Patterson that suggested a correlation between solar activity and climate change.11Hafida El Bilali„ R Timothy Patterson, and Andreas Prokoph. “A Holocene paleoclimate reconstruction for eastern Canada based on δ18O cellulose of Sphagnum mosses from Mer Bleue Bog,” The Holocene, February 24, 2013. Retrieved from Sage Journals. Archived January 25, 2016. WebCite URL: http://www.webcitation.org/6emuxwfDE

May, 2010

Prokoph spoke at Heartland Institute‘s Fourth International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago, Illinois. His speech was titled “Mismatch of Carbon Dioxide and the Earth’s Temperatures: 35 Million Cyclicity Over the Last 420 Million Years”:12“4th International Conference on Climate Change” (PDF), The Heartland Institute. Retrieved from the web page of Laurence I. Gould at the University of Hartford. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog. 13Andreas Prokoph, ICCC4,” International Conferences on Climate Change. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/moH1O

March, 2008

Prokoph was a speaker at the Heartland Institute’s First International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC1).14The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change: Global Warming is not a crisis! (PDF), Archived July 25, 2015. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

His speech was titled “Urban Heat Island Effect on Temperature Trends in Eastern Ontario, Canada”:15Andreas Prokoph, ICCC1,” International Conferences on Climate Change. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/pccwr

April, 2006

Andreas Prokoph is listed on the “60 scientists letter to Stephen Harper” as Andreas Prokocon, however in a search of publications this name does not exist.16Richard Littlemore. “Denying Climate Change; Urging Inaction,” DeSmog, April 19, 2006.

Prokoph’s email address is [email protected], so it is safe to assume this Andreas is one and the same.

Affiliations

Publications

According to a search of 22,000 academic journals, Prokoph has published over 20 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly on the subject of sedimentology.

A search of Google Scholar finds that Prokoph has co-published published a number of research papers in conjunction with climate change skeptic RT Patterson.

Other Resources

Resources

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