Craig D. Idso
|Craig D. Idso|
|Fields||Agronomy, Climatology, Geography|
|Institutions||Arizona State University, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change|
|Alma mater||Arizona State University, University of Nebraska–Lincoln|
|Thesis||Amplitude and phase changes in the seasonal atmospheric CO2 cycle in the Northern Hemisphere (1998)|
|Doctoral advisor||Robert Balling|
Craig D. Idso is the founder, former president and current chairman of the board of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. He is the brother of Keith E. Idso and son of Sherwood B. Idso.
Early life and education
Craig Idso received his B.S. in Geography from Arizona State University, his M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 1996, and his Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University in 1998. His doctoral thesis was titled, Amplitude and phase changes in the seasonal atmospheric CO2 cycle in the Northern Hemisphere.
Craig Idso's current research focus is on carbon sequestration, but he remains actively involved in several other aspects of global and environmental change, including climatology and meteorology, along with their impacts on agriculture. Idso has published scientific articles on issues related to data quality, the growing season, the seasonal cycle of atmospheric CO2, world food supplies, coral reefs, and urban CO2 concentrations, the latter of which he investigated via a National Science Foundation grant as a faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University. In addition, he has lectured in Meteorology at Arizona State University, and in Physical Geography at Mesa Community College and Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
Idso is a lead author of the reports of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), a project sponsored by the Heartland Institute. An unauthorized release of documents indicate Idso received $11,600 per month in 2012 from the Heartland Institute.
He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Association of American Geographers, Ecological Society of America, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
- Idso, Craig D.; Idso, Sherwood B.; Balling Jr., Robert C. (1998). "The Urban CO2 Dome of Phoenix, Arizona". Physical Geography 19 (2): 95–108.
- Stooksbury, David E.; Idso, Craig D.; Hubbard, Kenneth G. (1999). "The Effects of Data Gaps on the Calculated Monthly Mean Maximum and Minimum Temperatures in the Continental United States: A Spatial and Temporal Study". Journal of Climate 12 (5): 1524–1533. doi:10.1175/1520-0442(1999)012<1524:TEODGO>2.0.CO;2.
- Idso, Craig D.; Idso, Sherwood B.; Kimball, Bruce A.; Park, Hyoung-Shin; Hoober, J. Kenneth; Balling Jr., Robert C. (2000). "Ultra-enhanced spring branch growth in CO2-enriched trees: can it alter the phase of the atmosphere’s seasonal CO2 cycle?". Environmental and Experimental Botany 43 (2): 91–100. doi:10.1016/S0098-8472(99)00054-4.
- Idso, Craig D.; Idso, Sherwood B.; Balling Jr., Robert C. (2001). "An intensive two-week study of an urban CO2 dome in Phoenix, Arizona, USA". Atmospheric Environment 35 (6): 995–1000. doi:10.1016/S1352-2310(00)00412-X.
- Idso, Craig D. (2001). "Earth's rising atmospheric CO2 concentration: Impacts on the biosphere". Energy & Environment 12 (4): 287–310. doi:10.1260/0958305011500797.
- Harkinson, Josh (4 December 2009). "No. 8: Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change (A.K.A. The Idso Family)". Mother Jones. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
- "Chairman - Craig D. Idso". Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- "Personnel". Science and Public Policy Institute. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- Avery, Dennis T. (November 4, 2003). "Global Warming and the Fortune of Species". Hudson Institute. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
- Idso, Craig D. (1996). "A semi-empirical approach to quantifying temperature trends at 193 locations in the conterminous USA from 1961-1990". University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- Idso, Craig D. (1998). "Amplitude and phase changes in the seasonal atmospheric CO2 cycle in the Northern Hemisphere". Arizona State University. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- Krummrich, Jo (November 18, 2001). "People in Business". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- Idso, Craig; Singer, S. Fred (2009). Climate Change Reconsidered : The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. Chicago: Heartland Institute. ISBN 978-1-934791-28-8.
- Idso, Craig D.; Carter, Robert M.; Singer, S. Fred (2011). Climate Change Reconsidered : 2011 Interim Report. Chicago: Heartland Institute. ISBN 978-1-934791-36-3.
- McArdle, Megan (February 16, 2012). "Leaked Docs From Heartland Institute Cause a Stir—but Is One a Fake?". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- Goldenberg, Suzanne (February 17, 2012). "Heartland Institute faces fresh scrutiny over tax status". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-05.