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

August, 2008

Herrera was quoted in an article from Mileneo Online speaking about the global trend in glacier size, saying 

“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

August, 2016

Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera is listed as a “Founding Member” of group named Climate Exit (Clexit) led by climate change denier Christopher Monckton. According to Clexit's founding statement (PDF), “The world must abandon this suicidal Global Warming crusade. Man does not and cannot control the climate.” [6], [7]

Desmog reports on how the group grew in the wake of the UK's decision to leave the EU. A key member of Clexit's “60 well-informed science, business and economic leaders” is Hugh Morgan, a former board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia and former CEO of Western Mining Corporation with close ties to Australia's Liberal party. [8][9]

According to Clexit's founding statement

If the Paris climate accord is ratified, or enforced locally by compliant governments, it will strangle the leading economies of the world with pointless carbon taxes and costly climate and energy policies, all with no sound basis in evidence or science […]” [6]

May 16 - 18, 2010

Herrera was a speaker at the Heartland Institute's Fourth International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago, Illinois. His talk, titled “The New Solar Minimum and the Mini Ice Age of the Twenty-First Century“ can be viewed below. [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),”. Archived February 2, 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. “The Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, schedule” (PDF) Heartland Institute. Archived December 21, 2017. 

  6. The Clexit Committee comprises” (PDF), Archived.pdf on file at Desmog.

  7. After Brexit, Clexit” (PDF), Archived .pdf on file at Desmog.

  8. Graham Readfearn. “After Brexit, Climate Science Denialists Form New Group to Call for a Clexit,” Desmog, August 3, 2016.

  9. Hugh Morgan AO,” Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Archived February 22, 2002. URL

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