Deniers: Sallie Baliunas

 
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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)


Background

http://stephenschneider.stanford.edu/Climate/Climate_Science/Contrarians.html#Contrarians


Key Quotes

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



Key Deeds

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



Key Events

Return to Rio: Reexamining Climate Change Science, Economics, and Policy
http://www.aei.org/events/filter.all,eventID.669/event_detail.asp
Relationship to event: Presenter

CEI Day After Tomorrow
http://www.cei.org/gencon/003,04017.cfm
Relationship to event: CEI expert on how global warming isn't happening

Briefing on Capitol Hill
http://www.cei.org/gencon/003,02599.cfm
Relationship to event: main speaker


Organizations

Deniers: George C. Marshall Institute
Former Senior Scientist; Science Advisory Board Member
Source: George Marshall Institute website 5/06

Deniers: Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University
1993-94 Robert Wesson Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Deniers: Global Climate Coalition
Spokesperson/hired PR firm for her
Source: Global Climate CoalDenierition

Deniers: Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
Board of Academic and Scientific Advisors
Source: Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow CFACT Website 5/06

Deniers: Statistical Assessment Service (STATS)
Advisory Board Member
Source: STATS website 5/04

Deniers: World Climate Report
past contributor
Source: World Climate Report website

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: Heritage Foundation
Policy Experts
Source: Heritage Foundation "Policy Experts" website

Deniers: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Spokeswoman
Source: Manhattan Institute website 4/04

Deniers: Tech Central Science Foundation or Tech Central Station
Enviro-Sci Host, Science Roundtable Member
Source: Tech Central Station Bio - Baliunas

Deniers: Competitive Enterprise Institute
Scientific Expert
Source: CEI website, various

Deniers: American Petroleum Institute
funded scientist
Source: "Earth Last," The American Prospect, 5/7/04

Deniers: Heartland Institute
Writer
Source: Heartland Institute Website (2006)

Deniers: Climate Research Journal
Writer
Source: Proxy climatic and environmental changes of the past 1000 years

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