Joseph Conklin

Joseph Conklin


  • M.S., Meteorology, Rutgers University. [1]


Joseph Conklin is trained as a meteorologist with experience collecting and analyzing surface weather observations. He has additional experience in radar/lightning analysis, wind shear detection, and software development. [2]

He was the founder of which was a website promoting skeptical views on climate change. The website no longer appears to be in operation. [3]

Mr. Conklin holds a meteorology degree from Rutgers University and an interdisciplinary degree from Monmouth University where his master’s thesis involved climate studies with lightning and severe storms. He also operates, a website specializing in monthly weather forecasts. [2]

Stance on Climate Change

February 24, 2007

In a statement announcing the launch of his website, Conklin declared:

“The goal of the website [] is to show the public that other research on climate change exists and the debate is not over. In science, alternate views should always be welcomed, not silenced.” [2]

Key Quotes

Going into further detail in the press statement for his website launch, Conklin added:

“Scientific research should be apolitical. Extremist groups have promoted global warming as their primary political issue. I want this website [] to help correct that.” [2]

Key Deeds

February 2007

Conklin registered The site described its mission as “promoting an open exchange and dialog on climate change. To achieve that goal, research and articles with alternate views on climate change will be the primary sources of news and information on this site. We will not include any news or information with sensationalist claims; only sources with sound scientific evidence or research will be used.” [5]



According to a search of Google Scholar, Joseph Conklin has not published any scholarly articles on the subject of climate. [6]


  1. Conklin’s biography [archived] at
  2. Meteorologist Launches Website to promote alternate views on climate change.” i-Newswire, February 24, 2007. Archived January 8, 2011.
  3. About,” Archived May 3, 2007. Archive URL:
  4. Who’s Who on Inhofe’s List of 400 Global Warming Deniers,” The Daily Green, January 11, 2008. Archived April 30, 2009. Archive URL
  5. Mission,” Achived October 29, 2007. Archive URL
  6. Google Scholar Search for author “Joseph Conklin” for keyword “climate.” Search performed December 11, 2019.

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