David Archibald is a Perth, Australia-based scientist working in the fields of oil exploration, climate science, energy and geostrategy. After graduating from Queensland University in geology in 1979, he worked in coal and oil shale exploration in Queensland and then in oil exploration with Exxon in Sydney. A long period in stockbroking in Sydney as an analyst was followed by moving to Perth in 1999 to work for a private investor. He subsequently started the oil exploration company Oilex in 2003 and then joined a Canadian-listed oil exploration company in 2006. Also at that time, he was CEO of the mineral explorer Westgold Resources.
Mr. Archibald began researching in climate science in 2006 and has published a number of papers in this field, and two books: "Solar Cycle 24" and "The Past and Future of Climate". His climate prediction methodology uses solar cycle length to predict climate up to one solar cycle in advance. Mr Archibald's work in this field was corroborated by three Norwegian scientists in a paper published in February 2012: Solheim, J.E., Stordahl, K. and Humlum, O. "The long sunspot cycle 23 predicts a significant temperature decrease in cycle 24" Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 16 February 2012 (available online here). Mr Archibald has lectured on climate in hearing rooms of the US Senate, in 2011, and the US Congress, in 2013.
Mr. Archibald has been an expert witness in the Supreme Court of NSW in the fields of rolling mills for steel works and petroleum geology. Also in the steel industry, he consulted on the Amurstal steelworks in Komsomolsk-na-Amur in Far East Russia in the mid-1990s. In medical research, Mr Archibald was involved in investigating the synergistic effect of combinations of plant flavanols in reversing cancer, specifically sulforaphane and capsaicin. Also in the medical field, he edited and published a book on the role of isoflavones in modulating the human female hormone system. This book is available as "Hormones with Harmony" on Kindle.
More recently Mr Archibald has concentrated on predicting the effect on civilisation of the reducing supply and higher price of energy, MENA region population growth and collapse, the impact of deteriorating climate on agriculture, nuclear weapons proliferation and Chinese irredentism. These themes are brought together in his book published in 2014 - The Twilight of Abundance.
Mr. Archibald is the 2008 winner of the Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In.
Archibald, D., 2008 "Solar Cycle 24" Rhaetian Management pp.70, ISBN 978-0-646-50269-4
Archibald, D., 2010 "The Past and Future of Climate" Rhaetian Management pp. 142, ISBN 978-0-646-53605-7
Copley, G.R., Pickford, A., Bodansky, Y., 2011 "Energy Security 2.0" International Strategic Studies Association, pp. 165, ISBN 978-1-892998-16-5
Archibald, D., 2014 Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century will be Nasty, Brutish, and Short
Archibald, D. 2006, Solar Cycles 24 and 25 and Predicted Climate Response, Energy and Environment, 17, 29-38.
Archibald, D. 2007, Climate Outlook to 2030, Energy and Environment, 18, 615-619.
Archibald, D. 2008, Solar Cycle 24: Implications for the United States, International Conference on Climate Change, New York.
Archibald, D. 2011, The Current Solar Minimum and Its Consequences for Climate, p. 277-287, in Easterbrook, D., Evidence-Based Climate Science, Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-12-385956-3
- The UK Growing Season
- Onset of the Next Glaciation
- F10.7 Flux, Sea Level and the Holocene
- Australia Needs Liquid Fuel Security
- The worst consequences of the global warming scare
- Two years to a 1740-type event?
- Afghan Twilight
- What is to be done?
- The Twilight of Abundance
- Say Goodbye to Egypt
- The Scientific Community is Plagued by Western Self-Loathing -- The "Treason of the Intellectuals"
- Socialism is an archaic and regressive behaviour
- As China and Japan Prepare for War, American Forces Battle over Turf
- Iran's Food Security Crisis and the Country's Unsustainable Population
- China Picks at the Scab to Keep the Wound Fresh
- Studies: Weaker solar activity means colder, and colder also means drier
- Dial M for Maunder
- China's 'Mobile National Territory'
- Israel Will Be The Last Man Standing in the Middle East
- Two Charts and their Portent
- China and CO2
- The Soaring Cost Of Credentialism
- A Cold Dawn Coming
- Solar Update June 2014 - The sun is still slumping along
- Reversal of Fortune: The Fate of Oil
- A Cool Question Answered
- Starvation and the Middle East
- A Colder Climate is a Drier Climate
- The First Circle
- Chairman Mao's Time Bomb
- Grain Importers Should Be Nice To Grain Exporters
- Gaza as the EU's Second Front
- Peak China
- The Imminent Peak in US Oil Production
- The Case for Coal-to-Oil Security
- Who's Got Liquids? plus Further to the Bakken
- Test Driving the Solar Notch-Delay Model
- Exploit the breakout
- The Middle East from Here
- China: The Window is Closing
- First Job for the Zumwalt Coming Up
- Alms vs. Armaments
- The Case for More Collins Class Subs
- China Prepares for War
- China's Dinky-di Cheer Squad
- As China Plans for War, the US Renames its Battle Plan
- A Sin Of Commission
- Running on Empty
- The Shakedown on the Seine
- Let's Not Feed Our Enemies
- Studies In Comparative Theology: Hidden Imam Versus Hidden Heat
- Why China Will Lose the War It is Planning
- Cultural Tipping Point Reached - Hollywood has started mocking global warming
- Lifestyle Choices? Here's a Few More
- A Strategic Plan for the West
- Reading The ANZUS Treaty
- Grim and Growing Darker
- The Disappointment That Is the F-35
- A Century Later: Not the Guns of August, But Perhaps September
- Seven Reasons China Will Start a War By 2017
- A Prediction Coming True?
- Running on Empty, Hoping for the Best
- Hard-Wired for Indolence or Industry?
- Solar Cycle Update
- The Council on Foreign Relations Falls Out of Love With China
- Thorium: The Last Great Opportunity of the industrial Age
- Presentation on Our Cooling Climate, September 16, 2013: Our Cooling Climate, David Archibald and notes: David Archibald, Congressional Testimony