August Auer

August Auer


  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University (1965).
  • B.S., Professional Meteorology, St. Louis University (1962).

Source: [1]


August Auer passed away in June, 2007. He was a professor emeritus at the University of Wyoming and a former news weatherman.

Auer was a founding member of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, an organization with the aim of “refuting what it believes are unfounded claims about anthropogenic (man-made) global warming.”

The Coalition was caught lying about temperature trends in a 2009 press release that also criticized the respected climatologist Jim Salinger, a leading author of the IPCC. [2], [3]

Stance on Climate Change

“Water vapour was responsible for 95 per cent of the greenhouse effect, an effect which was vital to keep the world warm, he explained. 'If we didn't have the greenhouse effect the planet would be at minus 18 deg C but because we do have the greenhouse effect it is plus 15 deg C, all the time.' The other greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen dioxide, and various others including CFCs, contributed only five per cent of the effect, carbon dioxide being the single greatest contributor at 3.6 per cent. 'It would be like trying to increase the temperature of bath tub full of water - using one drop from an eye dropper.” [4]

Key Deeds

April 6, 2006

Listed as one of the signatories of the 2006 open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper that urged inaction on climate policy while denying the existence of AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming).



According to a search of 22,000 academic journals, Auer's last publication in a peer-reviewed journal was April 1997. In total, Auer published 13 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly in the area of meteorology.

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

His papers on the subject of meteorology have been published in the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, and the Journal of Applied Meteorology.  


  1. US Meteorologists’ Tribute to Augie Auer,” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, July 7, 2007. Republished by the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition.

  2. NZ sceptics lie about temp records, try to smear top scientist,” HotTopic, November 26, 2009.

  3. NIWA 'adjusts' records to show warming,” Scoop Independent News, November 26, 2009.

  4. Coalition Mourns Sudden Death of Professor Augie Auer, & Pays Tribute at his Funeral,” The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, June 11, 2007.

  5. Augie Auer,” Wikipedia profile.

  6. New Zealand Climate Science Coalition,” SourceWatch.

  7. Obituary – Professor August H. (Augie) Auer jr,” (Press Release, provided by New Zealand Climate Science Coalition) Scoop Independent News, June 11, 2007.

  8. Obituary: Aguie Auer,” The New Zealand Herald, June 16, 2007.

  9. Group rejects 'unfounded' global warming claims.The New Zealand Herald, May 1, 2006.

  10. New science coalition to challenge global warming.” National Business Review, May 1, 2006.

  11. MetService keen to leave Augie out in the warm.” The New Zealand Herald. December 20, 2006.

  12. Augie Auer on Global Warming - Nzone Focus Classic - Part One” YouTube video. Accessed Nov 10, 2011.