Miklós Zágoni

Miklós Zágoni

 Credentials 

  • Physicist, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary. [1]

 Background

Miklós Zágoni is a physicist and past science historian at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest as well as a governmental adviser.

According to the History and Philosophy of Science department at Eötvös Loránd University, Zágoni was an “assistant professor of philosphy” in January, 2006. He presumably left his position later that year, as in June, 2006, he is listed as a “Past Faculty Member.” Zágoni had maintained a faculty page where he promoted articles skeptical of climate change. [2], [3]

He participated in the Hungarian Academy of Science’s climate change project and was the reporter on three documentary films on that project. [4]

According to Zagoni's personal page as of August, 2011 he says that he has been a “University lecturer for decades; governmental climate adviser for years;” but has now been “jobless for months.” [5]

Stance on Climate Change

“I am positively convinced that the anthropogenic global warming theory is wrong. New developments in the physics of greenhouse effect and radiative transfer show that the accepted theory leads to largely exaggerated global warming projections.” [6]

Key Quotes

“Nature's regulatory instrument is water vapor: more carbon dioxide leads to less moisture in the air, keeping the overall GHG content in accord with the necessary balance conditions.” [7]

Key Deeds

March, 2008

Speaker (PDF) at the Heartland Institute's 2008 International Conference on Climate Change on the topic of “Paleoclimatic Consequences of Dr. Miskolczi’s Greenhouse Theory.” [8]

 Affiliations 

Zágoni often references the work of fellow Hungarian researcher and climate skeptic Ferenc Miskolczi. Conversely, Miskolczi also references Zagoni in some of his articles. Zagoni appears to have switched his views on global warming after reading an article by Miskolczi. [9], [10] 

Zágoni appears to have been available for meetings to “explain the work of his colleague Ferenc Miskolczi” — Here is one example. [6], [11]

 Publications

According to the Heartland Institute, Zágoni has published over two hundred “interviews, papers, and book chapters” on the topic of climate change, most of these in Hungarian. 

A search of Google Scholar for Miklós Zágoni returns two articles, one on a philosophical subject, and another published in the International Journal of Physics, titled the “Relationship between physical constants and the electron mass.”

 Resources

  1. Heartland Experts: Miklos Zagoni,” The Heartland Institute. Accessed February 23, 2012.

  2. Staff & Faculty,” History and Philosophy of Science, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Archived January 9, 2006.

  3. Staff & Faculty,” History and Philosophy of Science, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Archived June 27, 2006.

  4. Munk Veronika. “Az MTA is készül a klímaváltozásra,” Index, March 2, 2004. Translated with Google Translate.

  5. Miklos Zagoni's Page,” Just Grounds Community. Accessed August, 2011.

  6. Climate Skeptics needs all the help it can get,” Global Warming Watch, April 12, 2009.

  7. Marc Morano. “U. S. Senate Minority Report: More Than 700 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims,” U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, December 11, 2008.

  8. “International Conference on Climate Change” (Brochure - PDF), The Heartland Institute. Retrieved February, 2012, from Climate Change ProCon.org.

  9. Ferenc Miskolczi’s Saturated Greenhouse Effect Theory: C02 Cannot Cause Any More 'Global Warming',” Paths To Knowledge (dot NET), January 13, 2010.

  10. Ferenc Miskolczi. “Do We Finally Have Proof that Global Warming by CO2 Emissions is a Hoax?, FamilySecurityMatters.org,” Climate Realists, February 10, 2010.

  11. Miskolczi`s New Greenhouse Law” (YouTube Video), Uploaded by user Bushvision, April 27, 2009.

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