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On 1 January 2016 Professor Christopher Essex took over as Chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s Academic Advisory Council.

Dr Essex is Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario. He co-discovered the entropy production paradox, computed the first accurate entropy production rate for the Earth, the first accurate temperature for laser radiation, and pioneered the concept of computational over-stabilization, which has implications for climate models.

He succeeds Professor Ross McKitrick who has held the chairmanship with great success over the last 12 months. Professor McKitrick is stepping down from the chairmanship at his own request because of other commitments, but will remain an active member of the Council.

Nigel Lawson, Chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, said:

“I am most grateful to Ross, whose work over the past year has been outstanding. He will be a hard act to follow, but I am confident that Chris is the man to do it.”

The GWPF Academic Advisory Council is composed of scientists, economists and other experts who provide the GWPF with timely scientific, economic and policy advice. It reviews and evaluates new GWPF reports and papers, explores future research projects and makes recommendations on issues related to GWPF research and publications.

The other members of the GWPF Academic Advisory Council are:

Adrian Berry
Sir Samuel Brittan
Sir Ian Byatt
Professor Robert Carter
Professor Vincent Courtillot
Professor Freeman Dyson
Christian Gerondeau
Dr Indur Goklany
Professor William Happer
Professor David Henderson
Professor Terence Kealey
Professor Deepak Lal
Professor Richard Lindzen
Professor Ross McKitrick
Professor Robert Mendelsohn
Professor Ian Plimer
Professor Paul Reiter
Dr Matt Ridley
Sir Alan Rudge
Professor Nir Shaviv
Professor Philip Stott
Professor Henrik Svensmark
Professor Richard Tol
Professor Fritz Vahrenholt
Dr David Whitehouse