Andrew W. Montford
- Bsc, Chemistry, St Andrews University. 
- Registered Accountant.
Andrew W. Montford is an English writer, editor, chartered accountant, and the voice behind climate change skeptic blog Bishop Hill. He is also the author of The Hockey Stick Illusion (2010). He currently lives in Scotland.
Montford set up the company Anglosphere in 2004 which provides editing services to the publishing industry and business.
Stance on Climate Change
“I believe that CO2, other things being equal, will make the planet warmer. The six million dollar question is how much warmer. I'm less of a sceptic than people think. My gut feeling is still sceptical but I don't believe it's beyond the realms of possibility that the AGW hypothesis might be correct. It's more the case that we don't know and I haven't seen anything credible to persuade me there's a problem.” 
“… of course mankind has always affected the climate. If I had my time over again, I would have made this point more clearly. I don't think you can get away from the radiative physics arguments for AGW. It seems likely to me that it has some effect, but as I tried to make clear in my 10 secs, we just don't know how big.” 
“The CRU disclosures demonstrate that the peer review process can be subverted by a small but influential group of scientists.” 
March 15, 2019
The Global Warming Policy Forum, campaigning wing of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, re-published a 2014 report by Andrew Montford and John Shade, entitled “Climate Control: Brainwashing In Schools,” which argued that “eco-activism” was being given “free rein in many UK schools.” The report warned: 
“There are clear grounds for very serious concern. We therefore call upon the Secretary of State for Education and his counterparts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to undertake urgent inquiries into climate change education in our schools.” 
Michael Gove, then Education Secretary, said he had “read with concern” the report, with a spokesperson of his saying: 
“Schools should not teach that a particular political or ideological point of view is right – indeed it is against the law for them to do so.” 
The report includes a foreword by Professor Terence Kealey, then vice-chancellor of the private University of Buckingham.
November 23, 2017
After the GWPF published a book by Bernie Lewin titled “Searching for the Catastrophe Signal: The Origins of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,” Montford interviewed the book's author in a GWPF video (see below). , 
“It was only when the IPCC was threatened with alienation from the climate treaty process that it suddenly concluded “a discernible human influence on global climate,” the GWPF press release reads. 
November 25-26, 2011
Montford appeared at EIKE's International Climate and Energy Conference in Munich, Germany. His speech was on “Climategate” and the Hockey Stick graph. 
Montford was commissioned by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) to write an inquiry into the “Climategate” e-mails. He was compensated £3000 for his services, and GWPF released the results in September, 2010. , 
Three British enquiries, one by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, one an independent panel chaired by Lord Oxburgh, and an independent review led by Sir Muir Russell, had all exonerated CRU scientists from any misconduct or fraud before GWPF insisted on the additional effort.
According to Montford's own report, the other three enquiries were “rushed, cursory and largely unpersuasive.” He also criticizes the enquiries' lack of climate change skeptics on their panels, despite the fact that at least one known climate change skeptic, Graham Stringer, was present.
The book received mixed reviews. RealClimate concluded that “the real goal of those whose story Montford tells is not to understand past climate, it’s to destroy the hockey stick by any means necessary.” 
The Guardian also examined Montford's book and found numerous “glaring inaccuracies” that would be cause “to treat with some scepticism Montford's assessment of the validity of the inquiries into the hacked email messages.” 
Alastair McIntosh, writing for the Scottish Review of Books, concluded that “Montford’s analysis might cut the mustard with tabloid intellectuals but not with most scientists. The Hockey Stick Illusion might serve a psychological need in those who can't face their own complicity in climate change, but at the end of the day it's exactly what it says on the box: a write-up of somebody else’s blog.” 
According to a review by Geoscientist, “Montford's book presents McIntyre's case, complete with speculations about his opponents' motives, and gives little space to the detailed rebuttals provided by Mann and his co-authors. Indeed Montford admits in his Preface that the book grew out of a summary of postings on McIntyre’s blog 'Climate Audit'. This explains the bias in his story.” 
Andrew Montford began posting at his blog Bishop Hill.
While the blog first focused on British politics, it later devoted a large portion of coverage to “Climategate,” and Montford has since called his site “one of the main websites for global warming sceptics in the UK.” 
Montford said that his interest in the issue surrounding the “Hockey Stick” graph was piqued when he came across Climate Audit, a website run by Steve McIntyre — a climate change skeptic and past mining-industry executive. 
- Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) — Deputy Director. Previously commissioned to perform “ClimateGate” enquiry. , 
- Anglosphere — Helped start company in 2004.
- Bishop Hill — Owner and blogger.
Andrew Montford has never published an article in a peer-reviewed journal.
Bruce Robbins. “Bishop Hill: the blogger putting climate science to test,” The Courier, April 4, 2010.
“Newsnight reactions,” Bishop Hill, August 24, 2010.
“Memorandum submitted by Andrew Montford (CRU 36),” Parliament.uk, February, 2010.
“Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill blog,” YouTube Video. Uploaded by user EikeKlimaEnergie, April 2, 2012.
Andrew Montford. “The Climategate Inquiries,” The Global Warming Policy Foundation, September 14, 2010. Archived January 24, 2016. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmogBlog.
Fred Pearce. “Montford lands some solid blows in review of 'climategate' inquiries,” The Guardian, September 14, 2010.
“A chat with Graham Stringer,” Bishop Hill, April 10, 2010.
“The Montford Delusion,” RealClimate, July 22, 2010.
Bob Ward. “Did climate sceptics mislead the public over the significance of the hacked emails?”, The Guardian, August 19, 2010.
Alastair McIntosh. “Reviews: THE HOCKEY STICK ILLUSION,” Scottish Review of Books, Volume Six, Issue Three (2010).
Bob Ward. “Not so jolly hockey stick,” Geoscientist, Vol. 20, Number 10 (October, 2010). Retrieved from The Geological Society website.
James Randerson. “'Climategate' inquiries were 'highly defective', report for sceptic thinktank rules,” The Guardian, Septebmer 14, 2010. Archived May 3, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/dpfep
“Searching for the Catastrophe Signal: The Origins of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,” Amazon.co.uk. Accessed December 4, 2017.
“The Climate Policy Cart Led Climate Science Horse,” YouTube video uploaded by user GWPF, November 23, 2017. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.
“NEW BOOK: CLIMATE POLICY CART LED CLIMATE SCIENCE HORSE,” The Global Warming Policy Foundation, November 23, 2017. Archived with FreezePage December 4, 2017.
Daniel Martin. “Heads are breaking the law if they preach eco agenda, warns Gove: Education Secretary's 'concern' at report that accuses 'activist' teachers,” Daily Mail, April 10, 2014. Archived March 11, 2019. Archive.fo URL: http://archive.fo/kj2gC
“'Climategate' inquiries were 'highly defective', report for sceptic thinktank rules,” The Guardian, September 14, 2010.
“Questions for Climategate boss facing MPs,” Channel 4 News, March 1, 2010.
“Andrew Montford,” SourceWatch profile.
“Andrew Montford,” Wikipedia entry.
“The Hockey Stick Illusion,” Wikipedia entry.
Matt Ridley. “The Global Warming Guerrillas,” The Spectator, February 3, 2010. Archived January 24, 2016.