Deniers: Sallie Baliunas
Staff Scientist for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Former Board member, Chair of Science Advisory Board and Senior Scientist, George C Marshall Institute, Environment/Science Editor, Tech Central Station. Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University.Adjunct Professor at Tennessee State University.Past contributing editor to the World Climate Report, a publication of the Western Fuels Association. Advisory board, UK Scientific Alliance. Former expert, Competitive Enterprise Institute. Deputy Director of the Mount Wilson Institute.National Center or Public Policy Research expert on global warming and the ozone layer (1996)Robert Wesson Endowment Fund Fellow(1993-4) at Hoover Institution
Marshall Institute Expert bio: http://www.marshall.org/experts.php?id=38
A darling of the anti-climate movement, Baliunas has been a central scientist in the fight against action on climate change. She is used by virtually all of the Exxon-funded front groups as their scientific expert.
Baliunas' principal areas of interest include solar influence on climate change, the ozone layer and global warming. Baliunas views sunspots at the cause of climate change rather than carbon dioxide. Her articles are often tagged with the caveat: "[Baliunas]" remarks represent her own opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics."
Baliunas wrote "The Ozone Crisis" , "Are Human Activities Causing Global Warming?" and "Ozone and Global Warming, Are the problems Real?" for the George C. Marshall Institute.
In the mid to late 1990 she also worked with the Global Climate Coalition, a special interest group of coal, oil and utility companies, set up to lobby against international action on climate change. (NCPPR expert guide, 1996)
25 July, 2003
"The scientific history drawn from nature and man's observations over the last millennium suggests that a strong trend of human-induced warming does not exist."
Source: "Combatting global warming would be a waste" 7/03
11 June, 2003
Wrote, with Willie Soon, a paper which collated data from a number of scientific papers which came to the conclusion that the climate hasn't changed in the last 2000 years. The American Petrolem Institute partially funded the paper. The paper was later refuted by a panel of 13 scientists, the authors of the papers Baliunas and Soon cited. Several editors of "Climate Research", the journal which published the paper, later resigned in protest at a flawed peer review process which allowed the publication.
Source: Jeff Nesmith, Cox News
With the Science & Environmental Policy Project and A Better Earth Project at the Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University Source: http://gcep.stanford.edu/sponsors_exxonmobil.html
Return to Rio: Reexamining Climate Change Science, Economics, and Policy
Relationship to event: Presenter
CEI Day After Tomorrow
Relationship to event: CEI expert on how global warming isn't happening
Briefing on Capitol Hill
Relationship to event: main speaker
Deniers: Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University
1993-94 Robert Wesson Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04
Deniers: Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
Board of Academic and Scientific Advisors
Source: Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow CFACT Website 5/06
Deniers: The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04
Deniers: American Council on Science and Health
Position Paper Reviewer
Source: "Global Climate Change and Human Health," ACSH 10/97
Deniers: Tech Central Science Foundation or Tech Central Station
Enviro-Sci Host, Science Roundtable Member
Source: Tech Central Station Bio - Baliunas