David Legates

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David Legates is a Professor of Geography at the University of Delaware and the Director for the University's Center for Climate Climactic Research. He is also a common contributor to publications released by the National Center for Policy Analysis, a conservative think-tank that strongly opposes climate change regulation. Legates was a speaker at the International Conference on Climate Change (2009) in New York City.

David Legates is a speaker at the America First Energy Conference to be held on November 9th, 2017. [1]


The Union of Concerned Scientists and Greenpeace have "cited Legates' ties to several groups that have supported or emphasized skeptical stands on climate change while they also received regular contributions from ExxonMobil," including "the National Center for Policy Analysis, which has received about $421,000 from ExxonMobil, and the George C. Marshall Institute, which received $630,000." The Competitive Enterprise Institute, "which also once listed Legates as an adjunct scholar, received more than $2 million from ExxonMobil at a time when the company was publicly fighting climate change policies." All three institutions have published works by Legates. [1]

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  1. Jeff Montgomery, "Del. Scientist's View on Climate Change Criticized", Delaware News Online, February 2007.

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