William Kininmonth (meteorologist)

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William Robert Kininmonth is an Australian retired 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]

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  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.