Vale Bob Carter

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Professor Bob Carter, one of the first scientists to inspire me to research climate alarmism, has died aged 74.

From Heartland:

Dr. Carter was a palaeontologist, stratigrapher, marine geologist and environmental scientist with more than 30 years professional experience. He earned degrees from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and the University of Cambridge (England). He held tenured academic staff positions at the University of Otago (Dunedin) and James Cook University (Townsville), where he was Professor and Head of School of Earth Sciences between 1981 and 1999.

Dr. Carter served as Chair of the Earth Sciences Discipline Panel of the Australian Research Council, Chair of the national Marine Science and Technologies Committee, Director of the Australian Office of the Ocean Drilling Program, and Co-Chief Scientist on ODP Leg 181(Southwest Pacific Gateways).

Dr. Carter was one of the world’s leading authorities on the science of climate change. He was the author of two books on the subject, Climate: The Counter Consensus (2010) and Taxing Air: Facts and Fallacies about Climate Change (2013) and coauthor of several more, including three volumes in the Climate Change Reconsidered series produced by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) and published by The Heartland Institute. Shortly before his death he coauthored Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming (2015).

You can read some of ACM’s posts on Bob going back to 2009 here.

Condolences to his wife, family and friends.


  1. Simon Colwell says:

    This is a BIG loss. Honest science needs people like Bob Carter. I hope other scientists are prepared to step up and continue his work in debunking the global warming myth.

  2. Bob, You have done your job, rest in peace.

  3. I only met Bob once, at his “Taxing Air” book launch. To me he was an honest scientist, he refused to criticise the älarmists – he just kept to the facts. I learned a heck of a lot more about climate and global warming than from the alarmists and the sceptical science”” website ( certainly a misnomer).

    We have lost a very good scientist and a great person; I will raise a good red to him.

  4. A very sad day for me learning that Bob Carter, a very well respected scientist had passed, No doubt it has hit his family and close friends very hard and please accept my sincere condolences,
    May I also thank Bob, although I didn’t know him by saying that it was a very unique respect I gained for a guy who with all the dedicated endeavor against the odds provided me with a reason to put the trust in him and his equally dedicated scientist colleagues to know my denial of CAGW was not only justified but proven to be right at Paris. In my opinion it will turnout to be the biggest fraud ever. QED

  5. It is with great sorrow that I accepted the demise of a great geologist and a forerunner among climate skeptics. My sincere condolences to Bob’s family and friends.

    I had the honor to meet Bob during his few visits to Finland in the anti-AGW crusades led by Fred Singer. Being a marine geologist myself (age 76), I felt a strong kinship with Bob although we were fighting on different turf the same menace, i.e. the IPCC missled “religion” called anthropogenic climate change with CO2 as the wrongly named culprit.

  6. Aert Driessen says:

    A true scientist and stout defender of real science. Thank you for your contribution and heartfelt condolences to his family.

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