We can now count the dead and the imaginary among the shrinking number of scientists in the Heartland Institute list of 500 Scientists with Documented Doubts of Man-Made Global Warming Scares.
“Bond, G., Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory;” “Bradbury, J. Pratt, USGS;” and “Keeling, Charles D., Scripps Institute of Oceanography” are all deceased and therefore unable to join the chorus of legitimate scientists who are demanding that their names be removed from the list.
“Jull, B. L. K., Physical Research Lab., Ahmedabad, India” is also unlikely to complain as he appears not to exist. There is a Tim Jull from the University of Arizona (who probably doesn't want to be on the list) and a BLK Somajahulu, now retired from the Physical Research Lab in Ahmedabad who likely ALSO doesn't want to be on this list.
We can't say whether Avery is sloppy in his transcription or that he just throws in the odd imaginary character to flesh out his “argument.” But if there is a third potential explanation, we'll be happy to hear about it.
From Page Van Der Linden: Another scientist who can't object to his inclusion on a list of deniers is the late astrologer and amateur climatologist Theodor Landscheidt. Of course, you might well ask what Landsheidt was doing on a list of “scientists” in the first place, but that's a question for list maker Dennis Avery , a man whose liberal standards or evidence seem ever more apparent.