- JoNova - https://www.joannenova.com.au -

Sacked as State Climatologist, Pat Michaels IPA Australian Tour sells out in Perth, Melbourne

Pat Michaels has been a skeptic in the climate change debate since the beginning, speaking his mind for 25 years and writing six books. He has been a research professor  for 30 years. He was The State Climatologist of Virginia, and a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists, and has published hundreds of papers.

Controversially, in 2007 the Governor of Virginia told Michaels his views were not welcome, and Michaels resigned saying it was:

” because I was told that I could not speak in public on my area of expertise, global warming, as state climatologist… it was impossible to maintain academic freedom with this speech restriction.”

Lubos Motl lamented that “Prof Patrick Michaels was effectively stripped of his title”, in another act of “blatant ideological cleansing.” He was replaced with someone who had published hardly any papers but evidently had the “right” views. Newsbusters notes the hypocrisy over the reporting of the incident. Where NASA asked James Hansen not to speak about policy but to stick to science, a huge fuss was made. When the Governor of Virginia tried to stop a skeptical scientist talking about science, where was the outrage?

These events are booking out fast! –   Jo

Dr Patrick Michaels in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

The IPA is delighted to be welcoming internationally renowned scientist Dr Patrick Michaels for a tour of Australia in April and May. Patrick is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C., and formerly a professor at the University of Virginia. He’s the author of many important books on climate change, including Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media and Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don’t Want You to Know which he co-authored.

Patrick’s visit to Australia will come at a vital time in the debate about climate change, as the parliament prepares to repeal the carbon tax, reviews the Renewable Energy Target and considers other expensive measures to supposedly tackle global warming, like direct action.



Tuesday 29 April 2014, 5.00pm for 5.30pm,  Hyatt Regency, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth


Thursday 1 May 2014 5.00pm for 5.30pm,  CQ Functions, 113-123 Queen Street, Melbourne

Sydney    Click here to book 

Monday 5 May 2014m 4.30pm for 5.00pm,  Radisson Blu Hotel, 27 O’Connell Street, Sydney

This event is $10 for IPA members and $30 for non-members. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Alternatively call Sarah Wilson on 03 9600 474403 9600 4744 or email [email protected].

Brisbane    Click here to book 

Tuesday 6 May 2014, 5.00pm for 5.30pm,  Hilton   190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

This event is complimentary for IPA members and $15 for non-members. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Alternatively call Sarah Wilson on 03 9600 474403 9600 4744 or email [email protected].


Oct 2019: UPDATE — New link added to replace dead link for Pat Michaels quote, and headline edited to add “Sacked State Climatologist”.

9.2 out of 10 based on 58 ratings