RIP Dr. Tim Ball, Climate Realist

This was sent to me by the Ball family Saturday evening. See note that follows.

It is with deep grief that we announce the passing of Dr. Timothy Ball. Tim made his end of life transition Sept 24th with his wife of over 60 years at his side, holding his hand.

At Tim’s request there will be no public service.

Our family will gather privately to celebrate Tim’s life together in the beautiful home he built with his wife, at the table that we had the blessing to have shared many meals together. One of Tim’s great joys was sitting back to watch his family talk, laugh & enjoy each others company. We will raise our glasses to toast the incredible man we all deeply love.

In Lieu of flowers or gifts the family requests that you join them in raising a glass in honour of Tim.

During this difficult time we ask that all communications be directed to:

Thank you,

The Ball Family

Given that the execrable Michael Mann never paid his court ordered costs, the Ball family has authorized me to start a GoFundMe on their behalf to cover funeral and other expenses.

I’m sure the climate skeptic community will rise to the occasion. I will make an announcement about the GoFundMe on WUWT tomorrow.

In the meantime, please see this video, honoring Dr. Ball and his lifetime of achevements: Tim Ball Receives the Lifetime Achievement in Climate Science Award.

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Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
September 25, 2022 8:00 am

Oh, no! I’m terribly sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers to Dr. Ball’s family and friends.

September 25, 2022 8:03 am

Giant of a man. A sad loss to the world.


Reply to  HotScot
September 25, 2022 9:26 am

The sun is now over the yardarm in the UK.

My glass is raised to Tim as per request.

God speed sir.

Reply to  HotScot
September 25, 2022 3:27 pm

The sun is rapidly reaching that point here in the states. Dr. Ball deserves many toasts. I’ll help!

Reply to  HotScot
September 25, 2022 6:55 pm

Thank you HotScot for your kind thoughts.
Tim Ball was indeed a great man. He was my friend – we met in Ottawa 20 years ago.
In addition to frivolous and vexatious lawsuits lodged by green fraudsters that were intended to cripple him financially and silence him, Tom was subjected to a large number of threats to do him physical harm, from disciples of the same fraudulent green machine. Through it all, Tim soldiered on, speaking the scientific truth and striving to make the world a better place for humanity.
So long Tim my friend – a life well lived, a job well done.

Reply to  Allan MacRae
September 29, 2022 6:09 am

I will raise a glass. I was privileged to meet him briefly in Melbourne a few years ago. A great man.

September 25, 2022 8:10 am

A great man, with courage, integrity, honesty.

September 25, 2022 8:14 am

Vale Dr. Ball.
Your work and contributions to genuine scientific knowledge will live on.

Mickey Reno
September 25, 2022 8:30 am

Aw, damn. Condolences to his family. You were a Good man, Tim Ball.

September 25, 2022 8:34 am

Scientists, like the Beatles, are dying in the wrong order.

RIP Tim Ball.

Reply to  fretslider
September 26, 2022 1:42 pm

Hey, Ringo isn’t so bad. No fan of McCartney though.

RIP Dr. Ball. If Mann doesn’t pay in this life, he’ll definitely pay in the next.

Reply to  pinroot
September 27, 2022 9:56 pm

I will be seeing Ringo on Oct. 9, in Penticton. Saw him 7 years ago, same place. Great show. You are right about Mann. Green Gospel shyster. Will miss Dr. Ball.

Andy Pattullo
September 25, 2022 8:55 am

One of the bravest but gentle souls in the battle for truth has passed. We all live better lives because of his efforts. Tim’s life is a model to follow for all who value honest science and service to society.

September 25, 2022 9:00 am

A sad day, he will be sorely missed!

David Baird
September 25, 2022 9:01 am

God speed Dr Ball. 🙏 Prayers up for the Ball family in this time of grief. A toast to the Dr.

September 25, 2022 9:06 am

RIP Tim. A giant of a man in the climate debate & stood for real science. He will be greatly missed.

Steve Case
September 25, 2022 9:12 am

He will be missed, my fear is that there are very few from younger generations to replace him. The indoctrination as promulgated by the media, and “Climate Science” is nearly complete.

joe x
September 25, 2022 9:23 am

i will say that i never had the opportunity to meet mr. ball and only knew of small amounts of is work. it only took about a minute of the video to realize that he is one of the good guys. he passed a wealthy man in terms of knowledge.

September 25, 2022 9:28 am

Sad news. When I first started reading here on WUWT, Dr. Ball (and his son) was actively commenting here. He dispelled many of the early misconceptions I had about ‘Climate Science‘™ and presented many facts about climate science that I could immediately understand were not the handwaving sort that I was running across elsewhere.

I am only one of many that he helped educate. He was a positive source and force, touching many lives.

My sincere condolences to the Ball family. He will be missed, though his contributions will live on.

Jim Gorman
September 25, 2022 9:30 am

RIP, Dr. Ball.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Jim Gorman
September 26, 2022 12:53 pm

Or maybe haunt Michael Mann so he wakes up sweating and shitting himself every night until he dies.

September 25, 2022 9:30 am

I enjoyed everything Dr. Ball put and his sense of humour and humility were a lesson for me that’s for sure. Via con Dios.

September 25, 2022 9:31 am

Another giant tree cut in the forest.

September 25, 2022 9:41 am

Bad science progresses one death at a time.
Soon, there will be none of us left to counter the establishment nonsense.

Reply to  Stephen Wilde
September 25, 2022 4:45 pm

One day a new Constantine will ask for the bibles of real climate science. Until then, we must be good stewards of the data and records.

Coach Springer
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
September 26, 2022 5:48 am

I certainly don’t observe many new scientists stepping in. As said in another comment, “preserve the data”. They’re changing it all the time.

Len Werner
September 25, 2022 10:20 am

‘No scientific principles were harmed’ by the life of this man; he died with a clear professional conscience and integrity. There are many in a generation younger who opposed him who will not, at least one who is now destined to live the rest of his life while still in debt to Dr. Ball.

John MacDonald
September 25, 2022 10:21 am

A great man, great Canadian. I will miss his insightful talks and science.

Steve Case
September 25, 2022 10:44 am

Sri Lanka ran their Woke President out of town, large numbers of outraged citizenry is way more effective than[snip]. But it has to be organized and it has to happen. Traditionally the left is better at organizing such things.

When the outrage finally backs up into suburbia maybe then people will begin to organize and protest. Until then the free life style of doing what you want when you want with whoever you want (cue the Mamas & Papas) and having the means to do it will prevail. People aren’t going to sacrifice the good life to hit the streets for a cause that doesn’t affect them yet.

September 25, 2022 10:52 am

What a shock ! I discovered Dr Tim Ball decades ago and read so many of his speeches. I based my belief on what he told me – it made sense !!! A great loss to the “global warming” fraternity !!! He always told the truth and made it so easy to understand.

It doesn't add up...
September 25, 2022 10:54 am

The sad loss of an intelligent, thoughtful and tenacious man. May he inspire us to continue to pursue truth and call out falsehood.

Rich T.
September 25, 2022 10:57 am

So sad to hear this. A real man of SCIENCE!. Not what is called science today. The world will be in his debt for what he accomplished. Condolences to the family, and everyone who knew him.

Stephen Richards
September 25, 2022 11:09 am

Nothing left to say, here

September 25, 2022 11:24 am

The world should greatly miss this wonderful man! A true giant in the field of climate.

My prayers go out to his family.

alastair gray
September 25, 2022 11:34 am

I raise a glass to a fine gentleman and skeptic who first opened my eyes. He will be missed by many in the field of proper science

Rod Evans
September 25, 2022 11:36 am

Very saddened to hear this news. I hold Tim Ball in very high regard. His ability to state matters in everyday terms and get the point across, was a gift we will all miss.
RIP Tim you will not be forgotten.

Ben Vorlich
September 25, 2022 11:53 am

Sad news
RIP Tim Ball.

John Chism
September 25, 2022 12:05 pm

R.I.P. Dr. Tim Ball and condolences to your family.

Dr. Ball can never be replaced as a true climate realist who’s knowledge educated millions and his recorded lectures and writings will teach many more as those are shared by many.

The world needs more like Dr. Ball that will step up and take down the ideologies of AGW brainwashing.

James H
September 25, 2022 12:38 pm

I would encourage you not to use GoFundMe, use GiveSendGo instead. GoFundMe may decide they don’t like your cause and pull the funding at the end of the collection period. I believe they then decide some other “worthy cause” to send the money to.

Bob Hunter
September 25, 2022 12:55 pm

My thoughts are with his family. I often quote Dr. Ball’s line: “There are no farms in cities, but, without farms there are no cities” I Often add: mines and oil/gas wells.
RIP Dr. Ball.

September 25, 2022 1:25 pm

Dr. Ball taught me several courses in physical geography at the University of Winnipeg and I sat with him in his office discussing career options. Following his advice, I went on to have a very good career as a geoscientist.

I communicated with him about 5 years ago and he claimed to have remembered me. What a memory!

RIP Dr. Ball.

September 25, 2022 1:38 pm

Late Dr. Bell, the true and great scientist of even greater professional courage and honour, irreplaceable loss to the family, science, his country and indeed the wider world.
Simpathy and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues.

September 25, 2022 2:21 pm

A sad day. I shall certainly raise a glass to his memory tonight (I hope he was a bourbon drinker…).

Shall keep an eye out for the fundraiser.

September 25, 2022 3:19 pm

Very sad, indeed.

The old generation has been fighting the climate fight, but their numbers are thinning. It is time for a new generation to raise and combat. You must study science to avoid superstition from prevailing.

Climate Heretic
September 25, 2022 3:22 pm

Rest in Peace and my condolences Tim Ball

Climate Heretic

September 25, 2022 3:22 pm

“Given that the execrable Michael Mann never paid his court ordered costs”

Could you also collect funds to carve the above sentence as the last line at the bottom of Dr. Ball’s granite memorial?

Followed by “Michael Mann should be in the state pen”?

Bill Toland
Reply to  ATheoK
September 26, 2022 4:47 am

I wouldn’t sully Dr. Ball’s tombstone with Michael Mann’s name.

John Endicott
Reply to  ATheoK
September 26, 2022 5:20 am

While I get the sentiment, I have to agree with Bill that Dr. Ball’s tombstone should not be denigrated with Mann’s name.

George T
September 25, 2022 3:25 pm

My condolences to Dr. Bell’s family and friends. A great loss to our scientific community. A real leader when it came to real science, truth, integrity and rationale thinking.

Krishna Gans
September 25, 2022 3:34 pm

RIP, Tim Ball, we’ll miss you

September 25, 2022 4:06 pm

Prayers for Dr. Tim Ball, may he rest in peace.

September 25, 2022 4:15 pm

It’s rather well known [snip]

September 25, 2022 4:29 pm

RIP Dr. Tim Ball. A true scientist. He will be missed.

Anthony, please consider using Give Send Go instead of Go Fund Me, as the latter has a tendency to cancel funding for causes they do not agree with. Thank you.

September 25, 2022 5:29 pm

Only met Tim once, when he visited down-under several years ago.

Had a meal at the same table and quite a long chat.

An intelligent, sincere and likable person, only interested in the scientific truth.

RIP, Tim.

Don Marion
September 25, 2022 5:51 pm

God Bless Dr. Ball. May he Rest In Peace.

September 25, 2022 8:56 pm

Condolences to Dr. Ball’s family.

Mike Maguire
September 25, 2022 9:12 pm

RIP Tim Ball.
Deserving of every compliment here and more.

A sad day for authentic climate science but he leaves behind a legacy of decades of impactful work fighting for the scientific method. Touching millions of peoples lives that he never met but have learned from him and can build on that foundation of learning.

The world is a much better place because Dr. Tim Ball was in it. Especially the science world.

He may have died poor financially compared to other gifted men that use their gifts for self enriching projects. However, Dr.Ball was very rich in all the things that count more than money:

Integrity, intellectual honesty, selfless giving, extremely well respected. A teacher of more than just authentic science but also of principles.

He drained his bank accounts standing up for those things and none of that can be taken away from the great legacy of this wonderful man!

Video: Dr. Tim Ball On His Victory Over Michael Mann

Reply to  Mike Maguire
September 27, 2022 9:58 pm

I remember that. No mention on the CBC or other left leaning Canadian media.

September 26, 2022 12:47 am

Dr.Tim, RIP and condolences to the Ball family.
For those who have not read Tim’s post here on May 1,2019 entitled “A Story of CO2 Manipulation”, I recommend it highly.
The table of the estimated emissions and the uptakes of CO2 from natural sources and the human emissions given there(from Dr.Dietrich Koelle) is particularly memorable.
It shows that the range of error for emissions of Oceans and Ground Bacteria exceeds the total for human emissions.
As Tim noted, the IPCC disclose the relevant information but they know few realise the significance.

September 26, 2022 4:36 am

truly shocked and saddened to read the sad news, I enjoyed his knowledge so freely shared with all
Condolences to his family and friends

Graham Presley
September 26, 2022 4:59 am

Dr Tim Ball, more than anyone else, taught me the history of the great CO2 scam . I salute his honesty and determination to challenge the deception foisted upon a gullible world population. That he suffered financially is testament to just how unfair the legal process is.
Thoughts are with his family, with gratitude for a full life well lived

John Oliver
September 26, 2022 6:33 am

He made I was reminded of the attributed to Edmund Burke paraphrased -for

“When bad men combine, the good must associate, else they will fall, one by one in an unpitied sacrifice in a (maligned) struggle.” Edmund Burke.

Rest in peace Tim Ball we will not let your sacrifices be forgotten.

Doug S
September 26, 2022 7:29 am

What a wonderful, short and to the point history lesson on the global warming religion. Thank you Dr. Ball.

Cheshire Red
September 26, 2022 7:45 am

Very sorry to hear the passing of such a fighter for truth. My condolences to his family and friends.

RIP Dr Ball.

JCDN Texas
September 26, 2022 7:53 am

My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Dr Ball.

And may Michael Mann rot.

September 26, 2022 11:07 am

The word “hero” should be subtracted from sports mercenaries and leftists speaking power to truth and reserved for staunch western warriors for truth like Dr. Ball. May he rest in well-deserved peace, knowing he fought the good fight against the worst, the cackling Mann and won a moral victory.

September 26, 2022 12:36 pm

He fought the fake science…and won!

September 26, 2022 1:11 pm

RIP Dr. Ball.

Please do not use GoFundMe. A) supports a leftist global woke green agenda; B) will keep the funds.

Eamon Butler
September 26, 2022 3:21 pm

I for one, will certainly raise a glass in respect and honour of Dr. Tim Ball. Sympathies to his son David and the family. May he rest in peace.

Edward Katz
September 26, 2022 5:47 pm

I met with and spoke to Dr. Ball on several occasions at conferences and meetings, and found him to be one of most realistic and responsible observers and commentators on the climate issue that anyone could expect. He backed his conclusions and opinions with years of study and research and was never stampeded into advocating drastic measures when none were called for.

Chris Hamsey
September 26, 2022 6:15 pm

Thank you for your dedication to truth and honesty. A true man of honour and integrity.

Manfred Kintop
September 26, 2022 6:17 pm

A very sad day indeed. The world is less off without Tim. My thoughts are with his incredibly strong family.

Timothy Olheiser
September 26, 2022 8:13 pm

Timothy Olheiser
My heartfelt condolences to Tim Ball’s wife and family. I came to know of Tim through his YouTube videos through the Heartland Institute. I was a geography student at the U of Sask in the late 1980’s, so his perspective on our climate and the problems he raised with climate change and global warming was an eye opener for me. His talks led me to begin to inform myself to all things of climate, and I thank him for his knowledge and his seeking the truth in regards to Meterology and weather and climate. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Give to the fund towards his funeral costs. Go with God Tim.

September 26, 2022 8:50 pm

thank god he had students to carry on his ground breaking research.

oh wait

Reply to  Steven M Mosher
September 27, 2022 10:49 am

Well, I wasn’t one of his students, but I knew long ago that Dr. Ball was a good man and a scientist who stuck to his convictions despite being hated for it by drecks such as Mann who continues to insult the decision of the court a win Dr. Ball gained because he fights and eventually defeats the dreck because he was correct in what he said.

I admire people like Dr. Ball who risked a lot to defend his legal and rational position.

September 26, 2022 9:08 pm

Sad to hear of his passing. It seems it is the habits of saints to die unnoticed.
CS Lewis died on the day of the Kennedy assasination, Mother Theresa died on the day Princess Diana died. And Dr, Ball? In the midst of clanging gongs and tinkling cymbals.

September 27, 2022 12:12 am

“Given that the execrable Michael Mann never paid his court ordered costs”

I would have thought that failure to pay the costs ordered by the court constitutes contempt of court and Mann could get arrested if he sets foot in Canada. Surely Dr Ball’s estate can sue him for the money.

Len Werner
Reply to  StuartM
September 27, 2022 8:06 am

It does appear that this is correct in Canadian Law. Mann is now subject to arrest and imprisonment if he sets foot in Canada.

AGW is Not Science
September 27, 2022 4:08 am

When people like Dr. Tim Ball die, science regresses one funeral at a time.

Shane Gresinger
September 27, 2022 4:20 am

In my books he was a great man who fought for only the truth how he saw it..
My condolences to his family as he will be missed.

September 27, 2022 8:15 am

An immensely painful loss for science. I went to see Dr. Ball speak about 15 years ago fully expecting to deride him for absurd science. Instead I had my eyes opened to the climate scam and the failings of the modern approach to science. He changed my life and I am hugely indebted to him.

September 27, 2022 9:49 am

When people like Tim die it reverses the saying that science advances one death at a time. A great and honest comunicator, and his writings and presentations remain a source of true science. I mourne his loss.

September 27, 2022 9:50 am

Very sad. A man and scientist of integrity and no small amount of bravery.

Pat Frank
September 27, 2022 1:49 pm

I’m really sorry to hear that Tim Ball has passed.

He was a scientist of the highest competence, he had the courage of a scientist when so many betrayed it, and he stood up to and took on the worst character assassins among the climate so-called scientists and progressives.

Tim Ball is a hero in every possible sense.

September 27, 2022 9:53 pm

First heard about Dr. Ball’s passing on Coast To Coast last night. George Noory sent his condolences and mentioned Tim was a guest many times on the show. Will miss your insight. God Bless.

T. Spanne
October 3, 2022 9:23 am

Was Dr. Ball fully vaxed? Did his death involve sudden cardiac death?

Reply to  T. Spanne
October 5, 2022 9:44 pm

No. He died inch by inch after Greta Thunberg had an audience at the UN.

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