Arun Ahluwalia

Arun Ahluwalia

Credentials  

  • Ph.D. (1981), Panjab University, Chandigarh.  Topic: Rock Phosphate deposits of Tal Formation, Mussoorie Lesser Himalaya, India.
  • M.Sc., Panjab University, Chandigarh (1970).

Source: [1]

 Background

Arun D Ahluwalia is an Active Member Association of Petroleum Geologists (AMAPG) and Principal Investigator for the Petroleum System PURSE Grant Project at the Centre of Petroleum and Applied Geology, Aruna Ranjit Hall, Punjab University, Chandigarh.

He is a Member of the US National Committee on International Year of Planet Earth. [2]

Stance on Climate Change

“Man indeed may be a pygmy before nature and incapable of causing or reversing a global warming or climate change. To err on the side of caution let us presume man may be contributing a minor fraction towards warming of the earth. The planet has a great resilience we must not however forget.” [3]

Key Quotes

“The IPCC has actually become a closed circuit; it doesn’t listen to others. It doesn’t have open minds… I am really amazed that the Nobel Peace Prize has been given on scientifically incorrect conclusions by people who are not geologists.” [4], [11]

Note that this quotation may have been used out of context to make Ahluwalia's position more skeptical, as in his original speech (see here, beginning at 21:20) he mentions that we should remain “on the side of caution” with regards to the potential for climate change. [5], [6]

Key Deeds

October 14, 2011

Ahluwalia presented at the Conference on Climate Change: Shifting Science and Changing Policy in Mumbai, India, hosted by the Liberty Institute. His presentation is titled “Climate Change or Global Warming: Man Made or Natural or Both?[7]

In 2010 the Liberty Institute partnered with the Heartland Institute to reprint the report of the Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) and translate and disseminate it in India. According to the Institute, after releasing this report they have now “undertaken a wider initiative on climate change and economic policy, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann – Stiftung fur die freiheit. This conference is a part of this initiative.”

They describe the aim of the conference as to “build a movement, a network of scientists, economists, policymakers, elected representatives and concerned citizens who believe in sound science and economic policy options. The goal is to limit the rampant fear mongering, exaggerated claims and media hype, which are casting a shadow on rational assessment of climate and objectively shaping policy, if any, to address the possible impact of changes in climate.”

Additionally, they claim there is a “growing need to reassess the policy options and the economic impact of climate” in the wake of “alternative theories” that have emerged regarding climate change. 

The organizing committee for the conference includes prominent global warming skeptics Willie Soon, Nils-Axel Morner, and Madhav Khandekar.  

Affiliations  

  • Association of Petroleum Geologists (APG) — Active member. [8]

 Publications

According to one profile, Ahluwalia has published numerous articles in the area of geological sciences.

A search of Google Scholar returns no articles written by Ahluwalia on the subject of climate.  

 Resources

  1. Arun D Ahluwalia, Professor of Geology,” Google Sites. Archived February 27, 2012, with WebCite.

  2. Biography of the speakers,” Liberty Institute.

  3. Abstracts of papers to be presented in session on Geological Evidence,” Liberty Institute, October 14, 2011.

  4. UN Blowback: More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims,” U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Dec 10, 2008.

  5. Arguments against the 'U.S. Senate Minority Report',” Brian Kelly (personal website). Accessed February, 2012.

  6. Arun D Ahluwalia's speech at a Panel Debate on climate change at The 33rd International Geological Conference, August 8th, 2008. Begins at 21:20.

  7. Climate Change Conference Programme, Mumbai, Oct 14, 2011” (Press Release), Liberty Institute. Accessed February, 2012. Archived February 27, 2012, with WebCite.

  8. Bios of Speakers, Session-4: Conference on Climate Change,” Liberty Institute, October 14, 2011.

  9. Liberty Institute,” SourceWatch profile.

  10. Not the IPCC (“NIPCC”) Report,” ​RealClimate​, November 28, 2008.

  11. UN Scientists Who Have Turned on UNIPCC Man-Made Climate Fears - A Climate Depot Flashback Report,” Climate Depot, August 21, 2013

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