Tim Ball: Farewell to a climate warrior

Tim Ball, who fought climate alarmism for most of his career, died Sept. 24 at the age of 83 with family at his side, including his wife of 61-years, Marty. From the family-written obituary:

Tim came to Canada in 1957 at the age of 17. He worked in Toronto and Sudbury until 1960 when he joined the RCAF as an Aircrew Radio Operator. He was trained in Winnipeg, where he met Marty, who was a student nurse at St Boniface Hospital. They were married on June 5th, 1961.

Tim became interested in the climate while being aircrew for search and rescue in Winnipeg. Tim’s ears were damaged by the long hours of flying without ear protection, and was unable to fly anymore. He got out of the air force in September 1968 and went to university full time.

He got his BA Honours at the University of Winnipeg, (United College), his Masters (Climatology) at the University of Manitoba. He was hired as a lecturer at the University of Winnipeg in 1972 and completed his PhD (Climatology) at Queen Mary College at the University of London, England.

Tim spent the better part of his career trying to convince the world that ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’ was a man-made hoax. He fought lawsuits, hackings, lies and attacks, too numerous to mention. He wanted to thank all those from around the world that contributed to his legal defence fund.

He was the most altruistic person we have ever known in our lifetime. A sense of humour unequaled. Generous to a fault. Tim always said that his brain would never let him rest, “like stopping the car, but not being able to shut off the motor.”

Tim’s “motor” may have stopped, but the fight for climate realism that he led so ably and courageously and at much personal cost continues.

Columnist Mark Steyn has a farewell article that includes details about Michael “Hockey Stick” Mann’s unsuccessful lawsuit against Tim and Mann’s refusal to pay damages. See “Ball’s Bearing” at Steyn Online.

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