Full name: David James Bellamy
Date of birth: 18 January, 1933
Residence: County Durham, England
Family: He married Rosemary Froy in 1959 and they had 5 children together
He attended Chatsworth Road Primary School, Cheam; Cheam Road Junior School and Sulton County Grammar School; all in England.
He originally wanted to study English Literature and History but later changed to study Botany, Physics and Chemistry in the sixth form. Thus he studied Botany for a bachelor degree at Chelsea college of science and Technology which is now part of University College, London. Also, he got his PhD at Bedford College (now part of the University of London) in 1960.
In 1960, David Bellamy became a lecturer in Botany Department of Durham University, after having worked as a laboratory assistant at Ewell Technical College, London and before becoming a graduate. However, it was his environmental consultancy work on the Torrey Canyon oil spillage in 1967 that brought him into prominence as a result of his write up in a leading scientific journal named “Nature”.
Also, he wrote many books for TV series in the 1980’s, especially for children’s enjoyment and education. In 1980, he released a musical single entitled ‘Brontosaurus Will You Wait For Me?’. It reached number 88 in the charts then.
Besides, Bellamy worked for the New Zealand Tourism department’s unique program for foreign journalists. While in New Zealand, he also worked on a documentary series known as “Noah’s Ark” which was released in 1990.
Moreover, he is one of the originators of the Ford European Conservation Awards. Significantly, David Bellamy has worked on and presented hundreds of television programs on Botany, ecology, environmental and other issues. Examples of such include “Bellamy on Botany”, “Bellamy Britain”; “Bellamy Europe”; and “Bellamy Backyard Safari”.
In 1983, Bellamy was jailed for blockading the Australian Franklin River in a protest against a proposed dam. On the 18th of August, 1984, he jumped from the pier at St. Abbs Harbor into the North Sea and thereby Voluntary Marine Reserve, the St. Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve.
In the late 1980’s, he staged a campaign in Jersey, Channel Islands, to save Queen Valley from being turned into a reservoir because of the presence of a rare type of snail, but he was unable to stop it. Besides, David Bellamy is the President of the British Institute of Cleaning Service (BICSc) and a strong supporter of the BICSc plan to educate young people to care for and protect the environment. Also, he runs the David Bellamy Awards program as a competition designed to encourage schools to be aware of and act positively towards environmental cleanliness.
In 2004, David Bellamy wrote an article in the Daily Mail in which he described the theory of human-made global warming as ‘poppycock’. He also expressed his opinions on global warming in other newspapers magazines and scientific journals, particularly between 2005 and 2007.
- Bellamy on Botany (1972) ISBN 0-563-10666-2
- Peatlands (1973)
- Bellamy's Britain (1974)
- Life Giving Sea (1975)
- Green Worlds (1975)
- The World of Plants (1975)
- It's Life (1976)
- Bellamy's Europe (1976)
- Botanic Action (1978)
- Botanic Man (1978)
- Half of Paradise (1978)
- Forces of Life (1979)
- Bellamy's Backyard Safari (1981)
- The Great Seasons (with Sheila Mackie, illustrator; Hodder & Stoughton, 1981)
- Il Libro Verde (1981)
- The Mouse Book (1983)
- Bellamy's New World (1983)
- The Queen's Hidden Garden (1984)
- I Spy (1985)
- Bellamy's Bugle (1986)
- Bellamy's Ireland (1986)
- Turning The Tide (1986)
- Bellamy's Changing Countryside (1987)
- England's Last Wilderness (1989)
- England's Lost Wilderness (1990)
- Wilderness Britain? (1990, Oxford Illustrated Press, ISBN 1-85509-225-5)
- Moa's Ark (with Brian Springett and Peter Hayden, 1990)
- How Green Are You? (1991)
- Tomorrow's Earth (1991)
- World Medicine: Plants, Patients and People (1992)
- Blooming Bellamy (1993)
- Trees of the World (1993)
- The Bellamy Herbal(2003)
- Fabric Live: Bellamy Sessions (2004)
- Jolly Green Giant (autobiography, 2002, Century, ISBN 0-7126-8359-3)
- A Natural Life (autobiography, 2002, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-941496-1)
- Conflicts in the Countryside: The New Battle for Britain (2005), Shaw & Sons, ISBN 0-7219-1670-8
- “Honorary Graduates of Bournemouth University” (PDF), Bournemouth University. Document no longer available online.
- “Open Letter from World Scientists to All Governments Summary,” Institute of Science in Society. Archived November 30, 2010. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/oWSVw
- “Has David Bellamy gone mad?”, Marklynas.org, July 14, 2004. Archived February 11, 2006. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/7uou2
- “Junk Science,” Monbiot.com, May 10, 2005. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/R7idZ
- “Wildlife groups axe Bellamy as global warming 'heretic',” Times Online, May 15, 2005. Archived September 6, 2008. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/S9XeG
- “The Global Warming Myth,” The New Zealand Centre for Political Research, June 24, 2007. Archived October 14, 2008. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/gBAPY
- David Bellamy. “Glaciers are cool,” New Scientist, issue 2495 (April 16, 2005). Archived October 18, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/MBf6a
- “With all due respect Mr. President, that is not true.” Cato.org. Archived October 19,2 009. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/pbJvP
- “The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; Independent Summary of UN Climate Change Report to be Released in London on Monday, 5th February,” (Press Release), Marketwire, February 2, 2007. Archived January 29, 2013. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/7THb1
- “Climate Weekly Special Report: Apocalypse No: Assessing Catastrophic Climate Change,” Proceedings of the Scientific Alliance Conference, Royal Institution, January 27, 2005. Republished by Frontiers of Freedom. Archived January 30, 2006. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/tP2Zo
- “Bellamy warms to scientists' scepticism on climate change,” The New Zealand Herald, Oct 19, 2006. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/geZhz
- “David Bellamy, former trustee of the World Land Trust,” World Land Trust. Archived January 6, 2009. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/muXlJ
- “David Bellamy,” The Heartland Institute. Archived October 18, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/qf9ZC
- “David Bellamy,” SourceWatch.
- “About the wildlife trusts,” Wildlifetrusts.org. Archived August 3, 2004. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/0p50U
- “Our history,” Plantlife. Archived November 14, 2011. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/bDPsw
- David Hasemyer. “Documents Reveal Fossil Fuel Fingerprints on Contrarian Climate Research,” InsideClimate News, February 21, 2015. Archived December 15, 2015.
- Google Scholar search for articles containing “Climate” or “Global Warming” by author “David Bellamy.” Search performed October 18, 2017.
- Jessica Salter. “Eco hero: David Bellamy, botanist and campaigner,” The Telegraph, November 19, 2009. Archived October 18, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/tMavl
- Boyle, Stewart; Ardill, John (1989), The Greenhouse Effect, London: New English Library.
- “What a Load of Poppycock!” The Daily Mail. Retrieved from Junksciencearchive.com. Archived .png on file at DeSmog.
- “16mm sound film “POWER FROM THE WIND” GB 1989” YouTube video uploaded by user “95filmforver,” October 2, 2017. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.
- The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change: Global Warming is not a crisis! (PDF), Archived July 25, 2015. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmogBlog.
- “In an adverse climate,” The Sunday Times, Mary 29, 2006. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/cr1aA
- “David Bellamy speaks out against wind farms,” The Journal, October 26, 2011. Archied October 18, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/3k1FB
- “David Bellamy denounces man-made climate change,” 3 News, September 9, 2009. Archived July 22, 2013. Archived .mp4 on file at DeSmog.
- George Monbiot.”Bellamy the Bearded Bungler doesn't disappoint,” The Guardian, March 16, 2009.