Professor Bob Carter 1942-2016

Posted: January 20, 2016 by tallbloke in Obituary


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Professor Bob Carter following a sudden heart attack at his home in Townsville Australia.

”One thing is for sure, Bob made the most of every minute he had and was a fighter to the very end”, said Bob’s wife Anne.

We surely understand this in view all the excellent things Bob has said and written through the years – and his great friendship.

The loss of Bob, is a very great loss for Science. Things will not be as they were before.

For his friends all over the world it is a tragedy.

But we have his excellent contributions to science to use as a well of knowledge and understanding – and our memories of a Great Friend.

The Talkshop sends its deepest sympathies to Anne and all Bob’s relatives and personal friends.


Some tributes:

  1. tallbloke says:

    Very sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest condolences to Anne and all of Bob’s family and friends. I met Bob only recently, when he spoke at the Paris Climate Challenge I helped organise. His talk was on ‘Widening the Perspective’. He was a man of clarity and depth of understanding, with an incredibly broad knowledge of his subject and other specialisms.

    As Jo-Nova says in her tribute linked above, we need more Bob Carters in this world.

    Rest in Peace Bob, we won’t forget you.

  2. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Indeed a great loss to science and humanity.
    Nice words Rog.

    R.I.P. Bob Carter

  3. daveburton says:

    I am very sad. The world is poorer, and, on average, a bit dumber, without Bob.

    (BTW, that Steyn link needs fixing.)

    [Thanks, fixed -TB]

  4. Yes, very sad. I have noted elsewhere many do not know of his long history of research (peer reviewed), his presentations ( including to US Senate committee and expert witness in the court case about Al Gore’s film), and his opinion pieces in journals, newspapers, books, radio & TV etc
    Here is his web page which has links to papers etc which can be downloaded

  5. AlecM says:

    Hear, hear…..

    PS I hope, when he looks down from Science Heaven, that he appreciates those few around the World who are just unveiling the Science Fraud which, in 1976, started the IPCC scam.

  6. tchannon says:

    So sad when people who do matter go to peace, we hope, yet for almost all there is no acknowledgement in the noisy media. Social personality, rash all over yet barely any did anything of worth beyond themselves.

    At least Rog saw the glimmer of the man. I only know the name.

    (incidentally I hope to be back on the blog after many out of belief events such as multiple equipment failure here, mostly not my making, otherwise, managing)

  7. tallbloke says:

  8. Ned Nikolov says:

    Prof. Carter was a noble man. One of the few scientists in the World willing to fight for the Truth no matter how inconvenient it was for the Establishment. I had the privilege to interact with him by email on several occasions. Our last exchange was exactly a year ago on Jan 27, 2015…

    I asked Prof. Carter:

    Do you know of any research that has looked at variations in Earth’s atmospheric mass and pressure over geological times? Are there any proxies that could be used to reconstruct pressure changes of the past?

    He replied:

    Regrettably, my answers are no, and no! The only angle that might repay investigating is to do a search on “evolution of planetary atmospheres”, which might (or might not) lead to some papers that contain estimates of earth’s atmospheric mass over time – though these are likely to be theoretical rather than empirical.

    This is a very difficult thing to get a handle on. The only proxy that I can think of would be reconstructions of past sea-level. But that topic itself is such a can of worms that I cannot imagine precise enough figures being assembled to then in some way back out atmospheric pressure (which has a significant effect on sea-level) in the past. If you can think of a way, then I would be delighted to revisit my pessimism!


    Professor Robert (Bob) M. Carter
    10 Jacaranda Crescent,
    Townsville, Qld. 4814
    Phone (mobile): +61-(0)419-701-139
    Phone (evening): +61-(0)7-4775-1268