Gordon J. Fulks, Ph.D.

Gordon J. Fulks, Ph.D. is an astrophysicist known locally for his many Op-Eds in The Oregonian on Global Warming. One of them: “Kitzhaber is allowing Climate Malpractice” was printed only a few weeks before Governor Kitzhaber resigned in disgrace. The very first of them in 2008, “Global Warming: Climate Orthodoxy Perpetuates a Hoax,” criticized former Governor Kulongoski for forcing State Climatologist George Taylor out of his position at Oregon State University because Taylor expressed doubts about Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW).

Dr. Fulks is currently one of eight Directors of the CO2 Coalition, a Washington, DC based nonprofit dedicated to providing authoritative information about the amazing benefits of carbon dioxide. The Coalition was founded by Princeton University of Professor of Physics Will Happer. Happer is now President Trump’s science advisor on the National Security Council. Other Directors include Dr. Patrick Moore who co-founded Greenpeace and Dr. Harrison Schmitt who is the only scientist to have ever walked on the moon.

Dr. Fulks’s background is similar to that of scientists promoting CAGW with notable exceptions: he has never accepted ANY money to promote or oppose any theory because that is unethical, and he is considerably more experienced than most who have.

He received a BS in Physics in 1967 and went on to get an MS and PhD in Physics, all from the University of Chicago. He worked initially for the Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research at the Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago studying the solar modulation of galactic cosmic rays, using large charged-particle spectrometers flown in the Arctic. One crucial question at the time was the size of the heliosphere filled by the solar wind blowing from the surface of the sun. The prevailing view was that it was relatively small. In a paper published in 1975, Dr. Fulks argued that it had to be huge, stretching beyond our solar system. Twenty years later, two NASA spacecraft finally reached interstellar space, 8 billion miles from the sun and far beyond Pluto.

Dr. Fulks later worked for a think-tank in Santa Barbara, California, supporting the US Defense Nuclear Agency on nuclear weapon effects. When that agency faded away at the end of the Cold War, he supported the Department of State designing new embassies and working at the US Embassy in Moscow. More recently, he has consulted for business and government clients seeking to better understand electromagnetic phenomena, related scientific scares, and the concept of ‘acceptable risk.’

Dr. Fulks is an avid mountaineer, caver, orchid collector, and tree farmer. He has climbed most major peaks in the Cascades and High Sierras and several major world peaks. He has also explored many caves, including the deepest cave pits in the world, located in central Mexico. He grows many trees including 360 Giant Sequoias (which are the largest of all living things and were once native to the Pacific Northwest). His property east of the Sandy River near Corbett is maintained for wildlife including Pileated Woodpeckers, the largest surviving North American woodpecker.

Climate Change: The Real Science

Be sure to attend the next 47th District meeting to hear from reknowned scientist and climate realist, Gordon J. Fulks, Ph.D.  Bring your friend, climate alarmists, family, concerned neighbors, and anyone with an open mind to hear the real truth about climate change.