Siegfried Fred Singer (September 27, 1924 – April 6, 2020) was an Austrian-born American physicist and climate change denier. He was an emeritus professor of environmental science at the University of Virginia.
S. Fred Singer
|Died||April 6, 2020 (aged 95)|
|Education||B.E.E electrical engineering (1943)|
A.M. physics (1944)
Ph.D. physics (1948)
|Alma mater||Ohio State University, Princeton University|
|Organization||Professor emeritus of environmental science, University of Virginia|
Founder and president, Science & Environmental Policy Project
|Known for||Early space research; first director of the U.S. National Weather Satellite Service (1962–1964); involvement in global warming controversy|
|Awards||Honorary doctorate, University of Ohio, 1970; Special Commendation from President Eisenhower for the early design of satellites, 1954; Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Federal Service|
Singer trained as an atmospheric physicist and was known for his criticism of scientific evidence between UV-B and melanoma rates the health risks of smoking, and for supporting climate change denial.
He was the author or editor of many books including Global Effects of Environmental Pollution (1970), The Ocean in Human Affairs (1989), Global Climate Change (1989), The Greenhouse Debate Continued (1992), and Hot Talk, Cold Science (1997).
- "Retired faculty", University of Virginia, accessed December 28, 2010.
- Singer, S. Fred. "Ozone, Skin Cancer, and the SST" Archived 2007-02-11 at the Wayback Machine, Science & Environmental Policy Project, July 1994, accessed May 18, 2010.
- Singer, S. Fred. "The hole truth about CFCs" Archived 2007-02-11 at the Wayback Machine, Science & Environmental Policy Project, March 21, 1994, accessed May 18, 2010.
- Leaked Email Reveals Who's Who List of Climate Denialists. Bagley, Katherine. Inside Climate News, March 12, 2015
- Dunlap, R. E.; Jacques, P. J. (2013). "Climate Change Denial Books and Conservative Think Tanks: Exploring the Connection". The American Behavioral Scientist. 57 (6): 699–731. doi:10.1177/0002764213477096. PMC 3787818. PMID 24098056.
- Scheuering, Rachel White, "S. Fred Singer," in Shapers of the Great Debate on Conservation: A Biographical Dictionary, Greenwood Press, 2004, p.115-127
- "S. Fred Singer, Ph.D." Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved 2014-03-15.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link), Science & Environmental Policy Project, accessed May 13, 2010.
- Zeller, Tom. "And in This Corner, Climate Contrarians", The New York Times, December 9, 2009; the NYT article calls him an "atmospheric physicist".
- "Dr. S. Fred Singer, R.I.P." The Heartland Institute. Retrieved 7 April 2020.