David Bellamy

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David J. Bellamy OBE (born 1933) is an English professor, botanist, author, broadcaster and environmental campaigner. While immensely successful in all these areas, and a household name in Britain, in recent years he has taken up the cause of denying global warming, and he has expressed a very public opposition to windfarms. His 2004 article in the Daily Mail, which lambasted mainstream positions on climate change, prompted environmental writer Mark Lynas to ask "Has David Bellamy gone mad"?. A typographical error in a recent letter he published in the New Scientist (April 16th, 2005) suggested a large percentage (555 of 625!!) of the world's glaciers were advancing, not retreating. This was a gift for global warming deniers, but turned out to be untrue and misleading, after George Monbiot got on the detective trail. [2]

In 2005 David spoke at a conference organized by the Scientific Alliance, and more recently at The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change.

On May 25, 2005, The Times reported that: "Last week Plantlife International, Britain’s leading charity dedicated to the conservation of wild plants, wrote to Bellamy to say that his term of office would end in the autumn and he would not be asked to renew it.

"His presidency of the Wildlife Trusts — which has 562,000 members and manages 2,500 nature reserves — also ends in the autumn and is unlikely to be renewed." [1]


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  1. Wildlife groups axe Bellamy as global warming ‘heretic’, Times, accessed October 3, 2008.
  2. Earth Focus Foundation Governance, organizational web page, accessed January 20, 2013.
  3. David Bellamy, World Land Trust, accessed June 8, 2009.
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  5. About, Conservation Foundation (UK), accessed October 3, 2008.
  6. Countryside Restoration Trust Who we are, organizational web page, accessed February 17, 2012.
  7. British Homeopathic Association ABout, organizational web page, accessed May 11, 2014.

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