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Syun-Ichi Akasofu

Geophysics Professor

Syun-Ichi Akasofu was the Director International Arctic Research Center, 1998-2007. He was previously a Geophysics Professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
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Syun-Ichi Akasofu's Opinions

Disagree
I think the initial motivation by the IPCC (established in 1988) was good; it was an attempt to promote this particular scientific field. ... But so many [scientists] jumped in, and the media is looking for a disaster story, and the whole thing got out of control.
01 Apr 2007    Source


Disagree
If you look back far enough, we have a bunch of data that show that warming has gone on from the 1600s with an almost linear increase to the present.
01 Apr 2007    Source


Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Syun-Ichi Akasofu and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Syun-Ichi Akasofu's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Agree
Ray Evans
Economic Advisor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Gerhard Gerlich
Physics Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Roy Spencer
Meteorologist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

John Christy
Climatology Professor, Former IPCC Lead Author
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Sarah Palin
Former Governor of Alaska (Republican)
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Vincent R. Gray
Physical Chemist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
Qing-Bin Lu
Physics Professor
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Denis Rancourt
Physics Professor
75% agreement / 1 opinions

In-Between
Mostly Disagree
RealClimate
Climatology Blog
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Disagree
Martin Parry
Climatology Professor, IPCC Lead Author
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) Scientific Body formed by U.N.
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Al Gore
Environmentalist, Former U.S. Vice President
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Svante Arrhenius
Scientist, First Modeled Greenhouse Effect
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Rajendra Pachauri
IPCC Chairman
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Gavin Schmidt
Climatologist
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Syun-Ichi Akasofu's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Syun-Ichi Akasofu typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Disagree Is the IPCC objective?
Low Disagree Does atmospheric CO2 cause significant global warming?

Projected Opinions

Syun-Ichi Akasofu's projected opinions are opinions Syun-Ichi Akasofu is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Disagree Is global warming caused primarily by humans?
Medium Disagree Will IPCC climate models make accurate predictions?
Low Disagree Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
Low Disagree Is abortion morally acceptable?
Low Agree Should Intelligent Design be taught in science class?
Low Agree Is abstinence-only sex education effective?
Low Disagree Should abortion be legal?
Low Agree Is the theory of evolution falsified by fossil evidence?