I did not meet or know Albert, but am very grateful for his efforts and commitment to scientific truth and the Canadian community.
Thank you, Albert!
E. David Day
We met at a friend's home in Aurora, ON at a time before FoS.org had a donor button on the site. I kept touch with Albert yearly and randomly. I'm saddened to hear this news. i remember a clear-headed logical man who was a friend of science in the truest sense.
Like all, I was deeply saddened to learn of Albert's passing. I enjoyed the many exchanges we had over the years on the topic of atmospheric carbon and global temperatures, a topic on which we shared many of the same views. My own field in the the academic world was the impact of climate change on recent geological processes and it was rare to find someone with Albert's understanding of the role climate plays in geologic processes, past and present. I was truly fortunate to have been able to exchange views with him and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
I met Albert in 2019 in his hometown Calgary and spend a couple of hours talking with him. Of course in our own native language (Dutch). Albert is belonging to one of the few daring to speak out against the narrative based on a scientific approach.
Let's carry on with his spirit and be thankful to Albert for creating this brave fundament he created!
May he rest in peace
I met Albert the summer of 2018 and as a fellow geoscientist we had many similar views on climate science and the politics that have attacked our industry. I will greatly miss the extend back and forth emails we've had in the past few years. Thank you Albert for all your help and guidance. Heart felt condolences to the family - he will be missed.
I was sadden to hear of Albert's passing. He was a friend, a great geologist and a founding member of the Friends of Science Society in 2002. I had several interesting conversations with Albert about climate science, which was his passion, over the last ten years. Albert wrote a climate science newsletter from 2009 until 2016-02-14, which were greatly appreciated. We will greatly miss him. My sincere condolences to his family.
Eight years ago I met with Albert and a handful of Friends of Science Society's board members to see how we could advance the organization's message that the sun is the main driver of climate change. That meeting changed my life. Albert was a co-founder of the society; he and his colleagues began the organization in 2002, believing that some rational debate on climate and energy policies would surely cause the Kyoto Accord to be abandoned or diminished so as not to cause more harm than good. Years later, we are still fighting for open, civil debate on these issues, now revisited as the Paris Agreement. Albert remained active and engaged on the climate science file to the end. He had a vast network of excellent scientists, scholars and philosophers worldwide. Having lived through World War II and Nazi occupation in Holland, he was ever cognizant of the risky end-game of green fanaticism and fully endorsed "The Green Reich" - a recent book by Belgian philosopher and jurist Drieu Godefridi. A workhorse to the end, he co-authored a paper on tertiary hyperthermal events with Alain Preat last spring. It was my pleasure to have enjoyed a meal together with Albert and Lien just a week or so before his hospitalization. We have a lost a great and dedicated scientist; a man of principle and good humor. I shall miss him. My condolences to the family.
I am sad for the death of Albert, a good man who took a stand for truth and integrity. He was a true scientist and his wisdom and council will be greatly missed.
It was always a pleasure and so interesting to talk with Alberta, on many subjects. A good man. My condolences to the family.
Sincerely condolences to the family, I had a very privileged line as a geologist with Albert, and it was very stimulating to share this common passion with him, who knew so much...
I knew Albert well through Friends of Science. He was extremely thoughtful and intellectual. He kept an organised file of all relevant material he had seen. We have lost a good ally and fighter for a good cause. We have lost a great scientist.
The news of Albert's death has hit me hard. Although I never met him personally, he became a fatherly friend to me. We discussed many things by e-mail. He critically reviewed some of my publications and gave me a lot of good advice. He enlightened me about several myths of climate science and invited me to become a member of Friends of Science. I will cherish his memory and will miss his good advice.
Sincere condolences to Albert’s family!
Albrecht Glatzle, Paraguay
I never met Albert but we had many constructive and interesting e-mail exchanges. He had an encyclopaedic memory. I miss a very kind and friendly colleagues. Sincere condolences to the family. Samuel Furfari
Sincere condolences to the family of Albert Jacobs. Albert was an my e-friend; with who I shared a real passion for critical thinking about Climate Science. I had with him lively discussions about this topic and about fighting the associated mass manipulation aimed to get public acceptance of the "best" (?) mitigation-remediation policies (carbon taxes and transition to a low carbon economy).We will all miss him a lot, as a friend, as an expert with an encyclopedic knowledge, as a spokesperson and as an extremely skilled polemicist.
Prof (emer.) Dr. Ir. Henri A. MASSON
Belgian co-ambassador of CLINTEL
Sincere condolences to Albert's family. I liked Albert very much and I will miss him - he was kind, intelligent and honorable; a wonderful man. So long Albert - great job. Best personal regards, Allan.
I did not know Albert at all. Via Michelle Sterling at Friends of Science I cam accoss his name and e-mail address.Since the Clintel Group came into a solid contact with FoS, mainly with Michelle , I started mailing Albert once in a while, sometimes in Dutch and he replied sometimes in Dutch.
His replies were always very instructive and showed his undiminished interest in Science and in particular in the field of thet Climate debate that is going on.
We lost a great Dutch-Canadian scientist and figher for the good cause.
My condolences with your and our loss of Albert.
Heartfelt condolences to Lien and family at this time.
The Jacobs were enduring friends of my parents. I recall many thoughtful conversations with them at my parents house parties and quieter gatherings.
I shall remember, with fondness, our last delightful get together over coffee, enjoying the sun at the Jacobs’ home.