Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera


Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera


  • Ph.D. National Aerospace University of Ukraine, July 2001
  • M.C.(Physics) Kharkov State University, January 1996
  • B.Sc. (Physics) Kharkov State University, January 1995

Source: [1]


Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera is a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.  His research areas include remote sensing systems, signal and image processing, planetary remote sensing, and prevention of natural disasters.

Herrera's name appears as part of a list (PDF) of “650 international scientists who dissent over global warming.” The list appears to have been assembled by Marc Morano[2]

Stance on Climate Change

“The models and forecasts of the UN IPCC “are incorrect because they only are based on mathematical models and presented results at scenarios that do not include, for example, solar activity.” [3]

Herrera has said that the Earth is in a state of transition as solar activity is diminishing. He predicts that in two years or so, the earth will see a small ice age that will last form 60 to 80 years. [4]

Key Quotes

“In this century glaciers are growing.” [4]

This statement goes against the research of distinguished paleoclimatologist Lonnie Thompson, which finds that glaciers are retreating at an unprecedented rate.

Key Deeds

May 16 - 18, 2010

Herrera attended the Heartland Institute's Fourth International Conference on Climate Change. [5]



According to Google Scholar, Herrera has not published any work in peer-reviewed journals in the area of climate change.


  1. Dr. Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera (researcher),” translated from Spanish using Google Translate. Accessed January, 2012. <>

  2. U. S. Senate Minority Report: More Than 700 International Scientists Dissent Over
    Man-Made Global Warming Claims Scientists Continue to Debunk “Consensus” in 2008 & 2009” (PDF), U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
    Minority Staff Report (Inhofe), December 11, 2008 (Updated March 16, 2009).

  3. Top Scientists say global warming is a lie,” Accessed January, 2012.

  4. Auguran breve era del hielo en 2010,” Milenio Online. Translated from Spanish with Google Translate. Original article here.

  5. Dr Velasco has a sense of humor,” Accessed January, 2012.

  6. ExxonSecrets Factsheet: Victor Herrera.

  7. Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera,” Wikipedia entry. 


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As a documentary producer, I watch more than my fair share of environmental protest documentaries — probably about 20 a year. And almost all of them have the same, vague message: we need to do something!

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