Anthony Lupo

Anthony Lupo


  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University (1995).
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University (1991).
  • B.S., Meteorology, State University of New York at Oswego (1988).
  • A.S., Mathematics/Science, Cayuga County Community College (1986).

Source: [1]


Anthony Lupo is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has also been a speaker at the Heartland Institute's International Conference on Climate (ICCC).

According to leaked documents Anthony Lupo receives $750 per month from the Heartland Institute.

Stance on Climate Change

Lupo agrees that temperatures have been rising over the past thirty years, stating that “anyone who denies this [climate change] isn’t a very good scientist.”

But he has also said that “The Earth goes through phases of warming and cooling, and though all the computer models we have show that we are in a warming phase, there is no way to differentiate between a natural warming and one that is human-caused.” [2]

As an “expert reviewer[3] of the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Lupo disputed the report's consensus that “the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate.” [4]

Key Quotes

“'In my mind, I hope that I'm keeping those two things separate,' he says. 'But I'm a person like anyone else, and I think I wouldn't be surprised if my thoughts are a little bit colored. But, you know, I try to keep my science independent of my politics as much as possible'.” [4]

Key Deeds

July 7 - 9, 2014

Anthony Lupo was a speaker at the Heartland Institute’s Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC9) in Las Vegas, Nevada. [10]

DeSmogBlog has done in-depth research on the other speakers and sponsors from Heartland's ICCC9, which can be found here.

May 21 - 23, 2012

Anthony Lupo was a speaker at the Heartland Institute's 7th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC7).

DeSmogBlog researched the co-sponsors behind Heartland's ICCC7 and found that they had collectively received over $67 million from ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers and the conservative Scaife family foundations.

Heartland's president Joe Bast revealed at the end of the conference that the Institute has no plans for future ICCCs. This could be in part due to the defections of corporate sponsors following Heartland's unsuccessful Unabomber billboard campaign and the unintended release of their confidential documents.

June, 2009

Lupo was a contributing author (chapter six) to the Heartland Institute's report, “Climate Change Reconsidered: The Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC).” The report was edited by fellow skeptics Craig Idso and S. Fred Singer.

According to a description of the book at Amazon, “Chapter 6 investigates and debunks the widespread fears that global warming might cause more extreme weather.”


Sent a letter to the The Kansas City Star in 2005 where he said that while “the climate is warming,” the hot and dry conditions the region was experiencing were “not unprecedented.” [4]

March, 2000

Lupo was a speaker at the Heartland Institute's 2009 International Conference on Climate Change. [5]


Lupo sent a letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, noting that oceanographer Roger Reville was urging that we study the impacts of global warming before making drastic measures to counter it.  [4]

Don Wuebbles, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Illinois, pointed out in a rebuttal letter that Reville wasn't in a position to make “recent statements” on climate change, having died in 1991.


Back in 1998, he wrote a letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that claimed: “There is no scientific consensus whether global warming is a fact and is occurring.”

In another 1998 letter, this one to the Columbia Daily Tribune, he wrote that skeptics outnumbered believers of man-made climate change. Lupo says today that the numbers have shifted, but that in 1998 the statement was “probably true.” But this wasn't the case, as by 1995, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had concluded that “the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate.” [4]

Nov 16, 2004

Lupo was a signatory to a letter to senator John McCain (R-AZ).

According to the press release, “The signers of the letter point out that sediment and ice core samples show that the arctic has experienced past warming that can not be attributed to greenhouse gas concentrations.” [6]



The following is a sample of Lupo's publications relating to climate. His full CV is available on his website.

  • Lupo, A.R., 2008. “Reply to: 'In Defense of a Theory of Anthropogenic Global warming.' Journal of Missouri Medicine, 105:3, 186.
  • Lupo, A.R., 2008. “Anthropogenic Global Warming: A Skeptical point of view.” Journal of Missouri Medicine, 105:2, 22-26.
  • J.C. Hagen, and A.R. Lupo, 2008. “Rebuttal Global Warming Landers.” American Medical News, in press.
  • Hussain, A., and A.R. Lupo, 2009: Scale and Stability Analysis of Selected Atmospheric Blocking Events. The 21st Conference on Global Climate Change. 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society. 14 – 19 January, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Limpert, G.L., B.L. Perrin, and A.R. Lupo, 2009. “Simulating the effects of climate change on parameters for tropical cyclone development in the Atlantic basin.” The 21st Conference on Global Climate Change. 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society. 14 – 19 January, 2009, Phoenix, AZ


  1. “Anthony R. Lupo” (PDF), CV at the University of Missouri.

  2. Michael Amantea, “Effects of Climate Change in Missouri Take Root,” Missourian Online, March 9, 2009.

  3. Annex III: Reviewers of the IPCC WGI Fourth Assessment Report,” Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Accessed January, 2012.

  4. Sure, global warming has skeptics. But how many teach science at Mizzou?”, The Pitch: Kansas City News, March 18, 2008.

  5. 2009 International Conference on Climate Change,” The Heartland Institute, February 1, 2009. Republished by Instituto Liberdade.

  6. Climate Experts Respond to Arctic Climate Impact Assessment,” PR Newswire, November 16, 2004. Republished by the Frontier Center for Public Policy, November 20, 2004. Archived January 24, 2016. 

  7. Heartland Experts: Mr. Anthony R. Lupo,” The Heartland Institute. Archived January 24, 2016. WebCite URL

  8. Anthony Lupo,” SourceWatch profile.

  9. Anthony Lupo, PhD,” ExxonSecrets.
  10. Return of Climate Denial-a-Palooza: Heartland Institute Hitches Anti-Science Wagon to Vegas FreedomFest,” DeSmogBlog, July 7, 2014. Archived July 14, 2014.