Adrian Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose

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For the Alberta politician see Adrian Douglas Berry

Adrian Michael Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose (15 June 1937 – 18 April 2016)[1] was a British hereditary peer, journalist, and writer.

Biography[edit]

Berry was born in 1937, the elder son of Michael Berry, who was later created Lord Hartwell, and disclaimed the family title of Viscount Camrose, by his marriage to Lady Pamela Smith, the daughter of F.E. Smith.[1] Adrian Berry was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. From 1977 until 1996, he was the science correspondent of The Daily Telegraph. On stepping down from that position he became the paper's Consulting Editor (Science).[1] He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

Marriage & Family[edit]

In 1967, Berry married Marina Beatrice Sulzberger, daughter of Cyrus Sulzberger (a member of the family which owns The New York Times) and Marina Tatiana Ladas. The couple had two children:[2]

Climate change[edit]

In his article published in The Sunday Telegraph in 2015, Berry argued that climate change "has more to do with the violent outbursts of energy that our solar system meets on its eternal passage through the Milky Way" than on the "fashionable theory of climate change caused by carbon dioxide" which "is contradicted by all the geological evidence."[3] Berry served on the advisory committee of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)[4]—a think tank that promotes climate-change denial[5] and warns against the "extremely damaging and harmful policies" proposed by governments to mitigate anthropogenic global warming.[6][7] [8][9]

Publications[edit]

  • The next ten thousand years: a vision of man's future in the universes (London: Cape, 1974), ISBN 0-340-19924-5
  • The iron sun: crossing the universe through black holes (London: Cape, 1977), ISBN 0-340-23231-5
  • From apes to astronauts (London: Daily Telegraph, 1980), ISBN 0-901684-60-0
  • High skies and yellow rain (London: Daily Telegraph, 1983)
  • The super-intelligent machine: an electronic odyssey (London: Cape, 1983), ISBN 0-224-01967-8
  • The Next 500 Years (London: Headline, 1995), ISBN 0-7472-4395-6
  • Ice With Your Evolution (1986), ISBN 0-245-54394-5
  • Galileo and the dolphins: amazing but true stories from science (London: B.T. Batsford, 1996), ISBN 0-7134-8067-X
  • The giant leap: mankind heads for the stars (London: Headline, 1999; rev. edn, London: Headline, 2000), ISBN 0-7472-1977-X

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Viscount Camrose". Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  2. ^ The Peerage, entry for 4th Viscount Camrose
  3. ^ "The Night Sky February 2015: Is climate change caused by astronomical events beyond our control?", The Sunday Telegraph, 1 February 2015, retrieved 1 February 2016 
  4. ^ "New chairman of GWPF academic advisory council", GWPF, 4 January 2016, retrieved 1 February 2016 
  5. ^ Johnston, Ian (11 May 2014), "Nigel Lawson's climate-change denial charity 'intimidated' environmental expert", The Independent, archived from the original on 11 May 2014, retrieved 1 February 2016 
  6. ^ "Ed Miliband clashes with Lord Lawson on global warming". BBC News. news.bbc.co.uk. 6 December 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Launched today!" (Press release). The Global Warming Policy Foundation. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Academic Advisory Council". Global Warming Policy Foundation. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Miersch, Michael (23 November 2009). "Benny Peiser ist jetzt Direktor der Global Warming Policy Foundation". Die Achse des Guten. achgut.com. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 

External links[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Disclaimed
Title last held by
(William) Michael Berry
Viscount Camrose
2001–2016
Succeeded by
Jonathan William Berry