Paul Copper

Paul Copper


  • Ph.D., Imperial College. [1]
  • M.A., Saskatchewan. [1]
  • B.A., Saskatchewan. [1]


Copper is a Professor Emeritus of Paleobiology at the Laurentian University Earth Sciences department.

Copper was an Allied Expert to the now-defunct Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP), and the organization described Copper as an “expert on pre-historic global climate patterns.” [3]

Stance on Climate Change

“We, the undersigned scientists, maintain that the case for alarm regarding climate change is grossly overstated. Surface temperature changes over the past century have been episodic and modest and there has been no net global warming for over a decade now. After controlling for population growth and property values, there has been no increase in damages from severe weather-related events.The computer models forecasting rapid temperature change abjectly fail to explain recent climate behavior.” [2]

Key Quotes

[Pending further investigation.]

Key Deeds

March 30, 2009

Copper’s signature is displayed alongside a full-page ad funded by the CATO institute that appeared in numerous newspapers including the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune in 2009.

The advertisement criticizes President Obama’s declaration that “few challenges facing America and the world are more urgent than combating climate change,” stating that “with all due respect Mr. President, that is not true.”

The ad claims “there has been no net global warming for over a decade,” and that the dangers of global warming are “grossly overstated.” [2]

March 2008

Signed the 2008 Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change, a document brought forth for consideration at the end of the Heartland Institute’s 2008 International Conference on Climate change.

Created by the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC)—a group of climate skeptics directed by Tom Harris—the declaration concludes that “attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change.”

April 6, 2006

Copper was a signatory of the 2006 open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, “Open Kyoto to debate,” which disputed the existence of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW) while urging inaction on climate policy.



A search of 22,000 academic journals shows his primary academic topic is palaeobiology. Dr. Paul Copper is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

A full list of Copper’s publications is available on his profile at Laurentian University.


  1. Faculty: Paul Copper,” Laurentian University. Accessed February 23, 2017.
  2. Climate Change Reality,” The Cato Institute. Archived April 2, 2009.
  3. Natural Resources Stewardship Project Allied Experts,” Archived February 9, 2007.

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