Christopher Essex

Dr. Essex is a full Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario and Director of the Program in Theoretical Physics. He is the author of publications in academic journals like the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Nature, the Physical Review, Physica, The Journal of Physics, the Proceedings of the Royal Society, and the Astrophysical Journal, among others. He has published a number of popular newspaper and magazine articles. He specializes in the underlying mathematics, physics and computation of complex dynamical processes such as climate.

He was an NSERC visiting fellow at the Canadian Climate Centre, and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow. In the latter case he was received at the German President's mansion (Villa Hammerschmidt), complete with a motorcycle escort. (He freely admits though that he was on a bus and not in a limo.) He was recently a visiting professor at the Niels Bohr Institute's Ørsted Laboratory. He is a life member of the Canadian Industrial and Applied Mathematics Society.

He has been an invited speaker or participant at more than a dozen international scientific conferences throughout
North America and Europe, and he has delivered popular lectures to audiences from Colorado to Estonia.



Ross McKitrick

Dr. McKitrick is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Guelph. His economics research has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Economic Modeling, The Canadian Journal of Economics, Empirical Economics, and The Energy Journal. His science research has appeared in journals such as Geophysical Research Letters, Climate Research, The Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, The Journal of Geophysical Research and Energy and Environment.

Professor McKitrick is widely-cited in Canada and around the world as an expert on climate change and environmental policy issues. He has been interviewed by media around the world, including Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, the CBC, BBC, Global TV, CTV, and others. His commentaries have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including Newsweek and the Financial Post. His research has been discussed in such places as Nature, Science, The Economist, Natuurwetenschap&Techniek, The National Post, The Globe and Mail and in a front page article in the The Wall Street Journal (Feb 14 2005).

Professor McKitrick has made invited academic presentations across Canada and the US, including to the US National Research Council. He has also delivered professional policy briefings to the Canadian Parliamentary Finance and Environment Committees, and to government staff at the US Congress and Senate.