The name Nigel Lawson has been popping up a lot lately on climate change issues. Especially around the recent CRU stolen email controversy.
Our research team has completed a full background briefing on Mr. Lawson. You can check out the entire backgrounder here: Who is Nigel Lawson?
Here’s some of the highlights:
Climate Change Expert?
According to a search of Google Scholar, Lawson has not published any work in the area of climate science.
Climate Contrarian Family
Climate skepticism runs deep in the Lawson family. His son Dominic Lawson is a journalist for the British newspaper The Independent. Dominic Lawson has used his columns to question the science behind climate change and criticize the IPCC. Ironically, Dominic Lawson is married to Rosa Monckton, the sister of the infamous climate denier Christopher Monckton.
The Global Warming Policy Foundation
In 2009, Nigel Lawson founded a climate change think tank, The Global Warming Policy Foundation. Although the organization presents itself as an independent and unbiased voice, it clearly has an agenda which is expressed loudly in its mission statement: “our main purpose is to bring reason, integrity and balance to a debate that has become seriously unbalanced, irrationally alarmist, and all too often depressingly intolerant.”