Course contributor Andy Skuce unfortunately passed away on September 14, 2017 after a years long battle against cancer which he wrote about in his final blog post published a couple of weeks earlier. Andy was an independent geoscience consultant based in British Columbia, Canada. He earned an MSc in Applied Geophysics from the University of Leeds, a BSc in Geology from the University of Sheffield and was registered as a Professional Geoscientist in British Columbia. Andy has worked for the British Geological Survey and in a variety of technical and managerial roles for oil companies in Canada, Austria and Ecuador. He has published several peer-reviewed papers on a variety of Earth Science subjects, including the tectonics of volcanic continental margins, structural geology and the scientific consensus on climate change. For Denial101, Andy examined the evidence for the relative influence of human emissions and volcanoes on the rising carbon dioxide concentrations in the modern atmosphere.
The Denial101x and Skeptical Science teams are thankful for all the contributions Andy made to our efforts over the years and we bid him a heartfelt farewell here.