Tom Harris and Tim BallExecutive Director, Climate Science Coalition; Consultant
Tom Harris is Executive Director of the science-based, non-partisan group, the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). He also lectured at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada where he taught 1500 students in the second year Earth Sciences course – “Climate Change, an Earth Sciences Perspective”. Tom’s basic education was in thermo-fluids and energy sciences and he has Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Tom has over 30 years experience working as a mechanical engineer and project manager, science and technology communications professional and media and S&T advisor to a former Opposition Senior Environment Critic in Canada’s federal Parliament. For the past 15 years Tom has been working intensively with a growing team of independent scientists and engineers to promote a sensible approach to range of energy and environmental topics, climate change in particular. His main focus has been the highly controversial science underlying these issues.<br /> <br /> Dr. Tim Ball is a renowned environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. With a doctorate in climatology from the University of London, Queen Mary College, England, Dr. Ball’s background in the field includes a strong focus on the reconstruction of past climates and the impact of climate change on human history and the human condition. He is a leader in the global warming debate and appears regularly as a guest on radio and television and is published frequently in leading newspapers and magazines. Dr. Ball has testified before the US Congressional committee hearings and has met with leading US Senators, Representatives and Chiefs of Staff in Washington DC. Dr. Ball is a researcher/author of numerous scientific papers on a range of environmental issues. For example, he co-authored a paper published in the scientific journal, Ecological Complexity, with Baliunas, Dyck, Soon, Baydack, Legates, and Hancock entitled "Polar bears of western Hudson Bay and climate change: Are warming spring air temperatures the “ultimate” survival control factor?" He is also co-author of the book Eighteenth Century Naturalists of Hudson Bay (2004 - McGill/Queens University Press) with Dr. Stuart Houston, one of the World’s leading authorities on arctic birds.