William Kininmonth (meteorologist)

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William Robert Kininmonth is a retired Australian meteorologist noted for his views as an opponent of anthropogenic global warming theory and for his frequent writings on the topic of climate change.


Kininmonth has a B.Sc. from the University of Western Australia, a M.Sc. from Colorado State University, and a M.Admin. from Monash University.[1]


Kininmonth headed Australia's National Climate Centre at the Bureau of Meteorology from 1986 to 1998, He was Australia's delegate to the WMO Commission for Climatology, was a member of Australia's delegations to the Second World Climate Conference (1990) and the subsequent intergovernmental negotiations for the Framework Convention on Climate Change (1991–1992).

Kininmonth published a book, Climate Change, a Natural Hazard in 2004.

The book launch for Kininmonth's Climate Change: a Natural Hazard was organised by the Lavoisier Group, of which Kininmonth and Ian Plimer are members,[2] and was chaired by Hugh Morgan, the President of the Business Council of Australia.[3]

Kininmonth is a science adviser to the Science and Public Policy Institute.[4]

Kininmonth runs the Australasian Climate Research Institute (trading as Australasian Climate Research) from his home in Victoria (Australia).[5]



  1. ^ "William Kininmonth". Fraser Institute. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  2. ^ "The global warming sceptics". The Age. 2004-11-26. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  3. ^ William Kininmonth. "Climate Change: A Natural Hazard?: Book Launch Address". Lavoisier Group. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Personnel". Science and Public Policy Institute. 
  5. ^ "Business details for Company". Australian Government. Retrieved 2009-07-17.