climate change denier
University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham is the UK’s first private university. Founded in 1973, the university was closely linked to the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the UK education secretary at the time. After retiring from politics, Thatcher was lthe university's chancellor from 1992 until 1998.
Peter Lilley is a former British Conservative Party MP who sits on the Board of Trustees of the UK climate science denying thinktank the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). He represented the Hitchin and Harpenden constituency from 1997 to 2017, previously holding the seat for St Albans 1983.
Until recently, Nigel Farage was the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which Farage helped found. He has previously cast doubt on the scientific consensus surrounding hunan-caused climate change.
Matthew Elliott is the founder and former chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, a British think tank that campaigns for a low tax society. Elliot founded the group in 2004 with his wife Florence Heath, a former petroleum geologist.
Elliot sits at the nexus of a group of pro-hard Brexit campaigners closely linked to the UK’s climate science deniers and other anti-regulation think tanks.
The Irish Climate Science Forum (ICSF)
Graham Stringer is a Labour MP for Blackley and Broughton and trustee of the UK climate science denial think tank the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Stringer is also part of a close-knit network of Brexit climate science deniers – he was a board member of Vote Leave during last year’s referendum.
Conservative politician and former Mayor of London Boris Johnson was appointed the UK’s Foreign Secretary in July 2016 following the Brexit campaign, where he endorsed the official Vote Leave campaign. Johnson has made statements in the press misrepresenting climate science.