Bruno Wiskel

Bruno Wiskel

Credentials  

  • BSc. (Honours), Geology, University of Alberta (1983).
  • Professional accreditation with the Association of Professional Engineers Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).

Source: [1]

 Background

Bruno Wiskel, better known as “The Prosperous Farmer,” is a public speaker with a background in geology.

He hosts speeches, workshops, and seminars on farming, woodlot management, negotiating pipeline construction on private land, and global warming.   

From “The Sky Is Not Falling” pamphlet (PDF): 

“Bruno Wiskel Graduated from University of Alberta in 1983 with a BSc. (Honours Geology). After receiving his professional accreditation with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicist of Alberta (APEGGA) in 1986, Bruno spent the next 20 years of his career as consulting geologist involved in oil & gas, base & precious metal, and gemstone exploration and now specializes in environmental law…”

Stance on Climate Change

“Are you tired of the hysteria surrounding the climate change question? Do you believe that environmental groups are on the take and are simply using global warming to line their pockets? Do you think the doubt the science that the alarmists of the world are presenting? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then 'The Sky Is Not Falling – Putting Climate Change On Trial' is definitely the book for you.” [2]

Key Quotes

“If this happened once and we were the cause of it, that would be cause for concern. But glaciers have been coming and going for billions of years.” [3]

Key Deeds 

Ongoing

Wiskel hosts a regular speech on global warming titled “The Sky Is Not Falling — Putting Climate Change on Trial” which appears based on Bruno's similarly-titled book.

According to the brochure (PDF), “Using scientific logic, he [Wiskel] will dispel every misconception you ever had about climate change.”

Registration for the speech is through the Frontier Center for Public Policy (FCPP), and they appear to be a sponsor of the event. 

2009

Wiskel appeared in a documentary, “Trading on Thin Air, where he claims that he “challenged every aspect of the climate change.” He appeared alongside other prominent skeptics including Christopher Horner, Lawrence Solomon, David Evans, and Joanna Nova.

Note that while the film “Trading on Thin Air” does not explicitly promote climate change skepticism, it did feature the viewpoints of the prominent skeptics named above. 

March, 2008

Listed as an endorser of the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change, originally presented at the Heartland Institute's 2008 International Conference on Climate Change and promoted by the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). [4]

Nov 6, 2007

Wiskel made his presentation, “The Sky Is Not Falling – Putting Climate Change on Trial” to the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG). He subsequently released the presentation on DVD

 Affiliations

 Publications

According to a search of Google Scholar, Wiskel has not published any articles in peer-reviewed journals on any subject.

Some of his other publications include:

Wiskel operates a blog titled “The Emperor's New Climate” where he publishes his skeptical views about man-made climate change. 

 Resources

  1. “The Sky Is Not Falling – Putting Climate Change on Trial” (PDF - Pamphlet), Frontier Center For Public Policy. Accessed February, 2012.

  2. The Sky is Not Falling - Putting Climate Change on Trial,” Description at The Prosperous Farmer. Accessed February, 2012.

  3. Eliza Barlow. “Global warming hot air? Geologist disputes claims human activity heating the earth,” Edmonton Sun, November 6, 2006. Republished by scott.net. Also quoted by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, May 15, 2007.

  4. QUALIFIED ENDORSERS NOT AT CONFERENCE,” International Climate Science Coalition. Accessed February, 2012.

  5. This Environmentalist’s View of Climate Change Isn’t What You’d Expect,” PEGG, November 2006 issue.

  6. Bruno Wiskel,” LinkedIn Profile. Accessed February, 2012.

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