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FACTSHEET: Arizona State University Office of Cimatology, ASU Climatology

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Office of Climatology Arizona State University Community Services Building Box 871508 Tempe, AZ 85287-1508
Phone: 480-965-3560; 480-965-6265
Fax: 480-965-1473

The Arizona State University Office of Climatology is directed by Robert Balling, a premier climate science skeptic.

Sherwood Idso, father of Craig and Keith Idso, is an adjunct professor at the ASU Office of Climatology. All of the Idsos are associated with the Western Fuels Association and the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, an organization dedicated to denying the impacts of global warming (http://www.co2science.org/about/center_staff.htm). Western Fuels Association's Greening Earth Society frequently uses research from ASU Climatology to promote its message that global warming is good for the planet. One example is Robert Balling's article on Loblolly Pines acting as a carbon sink to counteract rising CO2 levels (http://www.greeningearthsociety.org/Articles/2002/pine.htm). ExxonMobil sponsored at least one 2002 ASU Climatology project, "The 2000 United States Historical Climate Network Update: What Changed?" by Robert C. Balling, Jr. and Craig D. Idso. In 2000, The Greening Earth Society sponsored "Establishment and Operationalization of a Climate Data Task Force," by Robert C. Balling, Jr. and Russell S. Vose (http://www.asu.edu/clas/geography/climatology/Current%20Site/Index/Projects.html).

FUNDING

Arizona State University Office of Cimatology has received $49,500 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

2001
$49,500 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4388

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