Dr. de Freitas was prominent in some of the early conflicts in the Climate Wars
Here are a couple relevant WUWT posts .
Prominent New Zealand scientist Associate Professor Chris de Freitas has died after a two-year struggle with cancer. Photo / File
Prominent New Zealand scientist Associate Professor Chris de Freitas has died after a two-year struggle with cancer.
Born in 1948, the Trindad-born scientist held many major roles at the University of Auckland, including Deputy Dean of Science and four years as Pro Vice-Chancellor.
He also formerly served as vice-president of the Meteorological Society of New Zealand, vice-president of the International Society of Biometeorology, co-founder of the Australia New Zealand Climate Forum and editor of the international journal Climate Research.
The recently-retired environment researcher and lecturer was well known for his sceptical views on anthropogenic climate change – frequently arguing that the potential impacts of warming had been misunderstood, misinterpreted and distorted – which often made him a controversial and criticised figure within the science community.
He was credited with more than 200 publications in the areas of applied climatology, bioclimatology, meteorology, environmental change, microclimatology and general review commentaries, including two recent books, New Environmentalism: Managing New Zealand’s Environmental Diversity, and Natural Hazards in Australasia.