Stanley Goldenberg

Stanley B. Goldenberg


  • M.S. Synoptic Meteorology, Florida State University (1980). [1]
  • B.S. Meteorology, Florida State University, (1978). [1]
  • A.A., Miami-Dade Community College (1972). [1]


Stanley B. Goldenberg is a Meteorologist with the Hurricane Research Division/AOML/NOAA located in Miami, Florida. He is one of the lead authors of NOAA‘s Seasonal Hurricane Outlooks for the Atlantic basin.

Goldenberg received his M.S. in Meteorology under the guidance of fellow climate change skeptic Jim O’Brien.

Stanley Goldenberg has been associated with the Heartland Institute as an expert and a regular speaker at the Heartland Institute‘s International Conference on Climate Change.

Goldenberg is known for his views on arctic sea ice. While Goldenberg has conceded that “it is possible that a small fraction of the increase in hurricane activity might be associated with the gradual, long-term SST increase,” he is also on the record for claiming there is raw data showing an increase in Arctic sea ice depth and an expansion of its coverage. [9], [10]

Stance on Climate Change

“Just because climate change has happened doesn’t mean AGW. Just because weather disasters happen doesn’t mean AGW. And an inconvenient truth that most of the media are speaking of, CAGW – that’s very important. They’re not just talking about AGW, but catastrophic [anthropogenic global warming]. If we just have a little bit of warming from manmade causes, nobody really cares, but they’re talking about it’s going to be catastrophic.” [2]

Key Quotes

“[The scientific consensus] is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of scientists who don’t buy into anthropogenic global warming.” [3]

“Not a single, to my knowledge – not a single scientist at the National Hurricane Center, the Hurricane Research Division, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center – I’m trying to find out about the Central Pacific Hurricane Center – believe that hurricanes – numbers, activity – that there’s any measurable impact from any so-called global warming.” [2]

Key Deeds

July 7–9, 2014

Stanley Goldenberg was a speaker at the Heartland Institute’s Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC9) in Las Vegas, Nevada. [13]

DeSmogBlog has done in-depth research on the other speakers and sponsors from Heartland’s ICCC9, which can be found here.

May 21–23, 2012

Goldenberg was a speaker at the Heartland Institute’s Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC7)[4]

His speech, titled “Hurricaines and other weather events” can be viewed below.

DeSmogBlog researched the co-sponsors behind Heartland’s ICCC7 and found that they had collectively received over $67 million from ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers and the conservative Scaife family foundations.

March 2009

Goldenberg was a speaker at the Heartland Institute’s Second International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC2).

His speech, titled “Is There a Link Between Global Warming and Hurricane Activity?” can be viewed below. [5]

DeSmogBlog researched the funding behind Heartland’s Second International Conference on Climate Change, and found that sponsor organizations had received over $47 million in funding from energy companies and right-wing foundations, with 78% of that total coming from Scaife Family foundations.

March 2008

Goldenberg is listed as a signatory to the Manhattan Declaration. The declaration was released after the Heartland Institute’s First International Conference on Climate Change. [6][7]

March 9, 2008

Goldenberg was a speaker at the Heartland Institute‘s First International Conference on Climate Change in New York (ICCC1) His speech, titled “The Mythical Link Between Hurricanes and Global Warming” can be viewed below. 


Social Media


According to his profile at AOML/NOAA, Stanley Goldenberg has published 13 articles in peer-reviewed journals, primarily on the subject of Hurricane activity in the Atlantic. A number of his publications were co-published with climate change skeptic Chris Landsea, and one with Jim O’Brien.


  1. Stanley B. Goldenberg Meteorologist,” Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory. Accessed May, 2012.
  2. Jeff Poor. “NOAA Meteorologist Claims ‘Gross, Blatant Censorship’ by Media for Speaking Out Against Climate Change Alarmism,” Media Research Center, March 18, 2009.
  3. Walter E. Williams. “WILLIAMS: Global warming rope-a-dope,” The Washington Times, December 27, 2008.
  4. Speakers,” 7th International Conference on Climate Change. Accessed May 18, 2012.
  5. Stanley Goldenberg, ICCC2,” International Conferences on Climate Change: The Heartland Institute. Accessed May, 2012.
  6. CLIMATE EXPERTS WHO SIGNED MANHATTAN DECLARATION,” International Climate Science Coalition. Accessed May, 2012.
  7. New York Global Warming Conference Considers ‘Manhattan Declaration’” (Press Release), The Heartland Institute, March, 2008. Archived June 10, 2011.
  8. Experts: Stanley Goldenberg,” The Heartland Institute. Accessed May, 2012.
  9. Goldenberg, S.B., C.W. Landsea, A.M. Mestas-Nuñez, and W.M. Gray, 2001: The recent increase in Atlantic hurricane activity : Causes and implications. Science, 293 , 474-479. Reprinted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  10. Gregory Tomlin. “Intl group disavows U.N.’s climate claims,” Baptist Press, March 20, 2008.
  11. Stanley Goldenberg,” SourceWatch.
  12. Stanley B. Goldenberg,” Wikipedia.
  13. Return of Climate Denial-a-Palooza: Heartland Institute Hitches Anti-Science Wagon to Vegas FreedomFest,” DeSmogBlog, July 7, 2014. Archived July 14, 2014.
  14. “First International Conference on Climate Change, Program,” (PDF) Heartland Institute. Archived January 23, 2018. 

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