Andrew Glikson

Andrew Glikson graduated at the University of Western Australia in 1968. He spent 32 years mapping geological terrains in central and western Australia with the Australian Geological Survey organization, studied the geochemistry and the early history of the Earth in several continents, and investigated the consequences of volcanic and asteroid impact episodes, including for the composition sediments, the hydrosphere and atmosphere. Dr Glikson has published over 150 papers and reports. He was honored by the Late Eugene Shoemaker, Head of the U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Branch, who named an asteroid and an impact structure as “Glikson”. At present he is at the Australian National University focusing on major upheavals in the history of Earth, including effects on climate.

Papers Published in World Economics:

A Response to ‘The Stern Review: A Dual Critique’

Any consideration of the potential economic consequences of climate change depends critically on the physical evidence for this process. In this response, Andrew Glikson questions the Dual Critique authors’ understanding of the science. Also, the paper’s repeated use of the term ‘alarmist’ and other derogatory language reflects adversely on the professional integrity of climate scientists, whose ethical duty it is to draw attention to observations of potential concern to society, and does nothing to advance the science or logic of the criticisms made. ‘Scepticism’ is inbuilt into the scientific method, where working hypotheses are subjected to tests based on a range of perspectives. By contrast, inherent in ‘climate change scepticism’ is a pre-conceived negation of anthropogenic climate change, followed by a search for real or imagined errors in climate science—an approach reminiscent of that used by creationists who attempt to challenge Darwinian evolution.

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