Bernie Lewin

Bernie Lewin

Credentials

  • B.A., Social Science, La Trobe University (1990)

  • Graduate Diploma, Information Management, RMIT (1997)

Background

Bernie Lewin describes himself as a “historian of science” from Melbourne, Australia, and the author of climate disinformation blog, Enthusiasm, Scepticism, Science. The blog starts from the premise that “there is insufficient evidence to make the claim that CO2 emissions are causing catastrophic global warming”.

Lewin has a bachelor’s degree in social science, and a graduate diploma in information management, according to his LinkedIn profile. On his blog’s About page, he confesses that he is “not an academic”.

Lewin occasionally contributes content criticising climate science to disinformation campaign group the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). He is the author of the book “Searching for the Catastrophe Signal: The Origins of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change”, published by the GWPF at the end of 2017. The book argues that the IPCC was created to deliver a “catastrophe signal” that “policy elites” needed to implement a climate change treaty.

Lewin has also authored a paper on the work of climatologist Hubert Lamb for the GWPF, arguing that he was “an early climate skeptic”. He has also contributed to climate science denial blog, Watts Up With That.

Stance on Climate Change

From the About page of Lewin’s blog:

I was shocked at the appalling condition of [climate] science. And I was saddened that this scare had become so completely identified with the environmental movement…and finally, I came to realise the danger to environmentalism of the back-lash when the bubble inevitably burst and the deception was exposed.”

Key Deeds

November 2017

The GWPF self-published Lewin’s book, “Searching for the Catastrophe Signal: The Origins of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change”. Lewin conducted an interview with GWPF Deputy Director Andrew Montford to promote the book, entitled “The Climate Policy Cart Led Climate Science Horse”.

October 2015

Lewin published a GWPF paper on the work of climatologist Hubert Lamb. The paper has a foreword by US climate science denier and GWPF member Richard Lindzen.

December 2010

Lewin authored a post for US climate science denial blog, Watts Up With That, in which he described climate change as a “scare” and “public panic” driven by climate scientists, and supported by political institutions.

Main image credit: Screengrab from GWPF TV inteview, YouTube