PhD (Geological Engineering and Groundwater Hydrology)
Update: it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Jay Lehr on January 10, 2023.
Dr. Jay Lehr was Senior Policy Analyst with the International Climate Science Coalition and former Science Director of The Heartland Institute. He was an internationally renowned scientist, author and speaker who testified before Congress on dozens of occasions on environmental issues and consulted with nearly every agency of the national government, as well as many foreign countries. He was a leading authority on groundwater hydrology. After graduating from Princeton University at the age of 20 with a degree in Geological Engineering, he went on to receive the nation’s first Ph.D. in Groundwater Hydrology from the University of Arizona. He later became executive director of the National Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers.
Lehr was the author of more than 1,000 magazine and journal articles and 36 books. He was editor of Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns, McGraw-Hill’s Handbook on Environmental Science, Health and Technology (2000); Wiley’s Remediation Technologies Handbook (2004); the Environmental Instrumentation and Analysis Handbook (2005); the six-volume Water Encyclopedia (Wiley Interscience, 2005); and Wiley Interscience’s Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia: Science, Technology, and Applications (2011).
Lehr has spoken in front of thousands of audiences on topics ranging from global warming and biotechnology to business management and health and physical fitness. He invariably received the highest scores for entertaining and energizing even the largest of audiences.
He was featured in Parachute Magazine in March 2010 for setting a new world record of having jumped from an airplane each and every month for 32 years.
Some book reviews by Dr. Lehr:
1 - "A PRIMER (a clear introduction) ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING FOR THOSE ON THE POLITICAL LEFT....... OR FOR REPUBLICANS, TO USE IN EXPLAINING GLOBAL WARMING TO THEIR LEFTIST FRIENDS AND RELATIVES," Joel Glass, Ph.D.
2 - "IS CAPITALISM BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT," E. Cal Beisner, Ph.D.
3 - "CLIMATE CHANGE: A CONVENIENT TRUTH," Jim Hollingsworth
4 - "UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL TYRANNY," Matt Erickson