Jay Lehr, Ph.D., Scientist, Author and Speaker

Jay LehrDr. Jay Lehr is Senior Policy Analyst with the International Climate Science Coalition and former Science Director of The Heartland Institute. He is an internationally renowned scientist, author and speaker who has testified before Congress on dozens of occasions on environmental issues and consulted with nearly every agency of the national government, as well as many foreign countries. He is a leading authority on groundwater hydrology. After graduating from Princeton University at the age of 20 with a degree in Geological Engineering, he went on to receive the nation’s first Ph.D. in Groundwater Hydrology from the University of Arizona. He later became executive director of the National Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers.

Lehr is the author of more than 1,000 magazine and journal articles and 36 books. He is editor of Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns, McGraw-Hill’s Handbook on Environmental Science, Health and Technology (2000); Wiley’s Remediation Technologies Handbook (2004); the Environmental Instrumentation and Analysis Handbook (2005), the six-volume Water Encyclopedia (Wiley Interscience, 2005); and Wiley Interscience’s Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia: Science, Technology, and Applications (2011).

Lehr has spoken in front of thousands of audiences on topics ranging from global warming and biotechnology to business management and health and physical fitness. He invariably receives the highest scores for entertaining and energizing even the largest audiences. He was featured in Parachute Magazine in March 2010 for setting a new world record, having jumped from an airplane each and every month for 32 years.

Tom Harris, Science & Technology Communications

Tom HarrisTom Harris is Executive Director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition. He has 40 years experience as a mechanical engineer/project manager, science and technology communications professional, technical trainer and S&T advisor to a former Opposition Senior Environment Critic in Canada’s Parliament. For the past 17 years Tom has been working with a team of scientists and engineers to promote a sensible approach to range of energy and environmental topics, climate change in particular. Here is a short video excerpt from one of his many public presentations.

Mr. Harris is regularly published in newspapers across Canada and the U.S. and occasionally in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and other countries. He is often interviewed on radio and occasionally TV.  Mr. Harris is past Executive Director of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project.

From 2009 to 2011 (four sessions), he taught a total of 1,500 students “Climate Change: an Earth Sciences Perspective“, a second year course in the Faculty of Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. An excerpt from a lecture in 2011 may be viewed here.

Weekly Column by Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris

Environmental Economics: A Missing Discipline

Everyone wants the cleanest possible environment. But there are competing problems to solve and scientific issues to resolve. Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels (CCRII-Fossil…

Debunking the Left’s Wind-Power Myths

Wind power currently provides the United States with four times the amount of energy provided by solar technologies. But that doesn’t mean energy from the…
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