“An Overview of Global Warming Science”
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Willie Soon is chief science advisor at the Science and Public Policy Institute. He is an astrophysicist and a geoscientist at the Solar, Stellar and Planetary Sciences Division of the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He is also the receiving editor in the area of solar and stellar physics for New Astronomy. Soon writes and lectures both professionally and publicly on important issues related to the Sun, other stars, and the Earth, as well as general science topics in astronomy and physics. He is the author of The Maunder Minimum and the Variable Sun-Earth Connection (World Scientific Publishing Company 2004). Soon’s honors include a 1989 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society Graduate Scholastic Award and a Rockwell Dennis Hunt Scholastic Award from the University of Southern California for “the most representative Ph.D. research thesis” of 1991. In 2003, he was invited to testify to the United States Senate and was later recognized, with a monetary award, for “detailed scholarship on biogeological and climatic change over the past 1000 years” by the Smithsonian Institution. In June 2004, Soon was presented with the Petr Beckmann award of the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness for “courage and achievement in defense of scientific truth and freedom.”