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FACTSHEET: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, Hoover Institution

DETAILS

Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-6010
Phone: 650-723-1754
Fax: 650-723-1687

The Hoover Institution researches both domestic and international policy, particularly those related to defense issues. The Institution was founded by President Herbert Hoover in 1919.

Thomas Gale Moore, author of "Climate of Fear: Why We Shouldn't Worry About Global Warming," is the most prominent global warming science skeptic associated with the Hoover Institution. As a senior fellow, Moore has written numerous articles for Hoover publications over the years. Right-wing philanthropist Richard Mellon Scaife is on Hoover's large Board of Overseers. The Sarah Scaife foundation, overseen by Richard, gave the Hoover Institution a $450,000 grant in 2001, $370,000 in 2000, and $635,00 in 1999. (mediatransparency.org) In 2001, Vice President Cheney spoke before Hoover's Board of Overseers and praised the Institution's contribution to the Bush Administration saying: "I do think we are off to a good start, and it is important that we have the support and enthusiastic involvement of organizations like the Hoover Institution, one of the leading think tanks and sources of ideas. Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, John Taylor, and many others have been key as we developed our campaign and policy. We want to thank you for what you have done for us and ask you to be a part of the debate during the next few years."

KEY QUOTES

"The proposals to curb industry and energy consumption to avert global warming echo the 'limits to growth' alarms of the 1970s. Back then, groups like the Club of Rome proposed Draconian curbs on industrialization and urbanization because the world was supposedly about to run out of petroleum and other natural resources. These arguments resonated with the oil crises of the decade (even though these crises were, in fact, created by strategic, political, and economic factors, not true scarcity). Eventually deregulation and a saner foreign policy exposed these arguments for the shams that they were."
Source: "The Pseudoscience ofGlobal Warming," Hoover Digest 2001, No. 3

5 May, 2004
"Because rich economies sequester more carbon than poor ones, stored carbon must be subtracted from emissions to determine an economy's net addition to greenhouse gas emissions. McCormick's data show that 'rich countries take more carbon out of the air than poorer ones' and that 'the growth rate of net carbon emission per person will soon be negative in the United States.' Put differently, richer may well be cooler."
Source: "Cooling the Global-Warming Debate," Hoover Weekly Essays 5/5/04

KEY DEEDS

Published skeptic scientist Thomas Gale Moore's "Global Warming: A Boon to Humans and Other Animals" (1995) and "In Sickness or in Health: The Kyoto Protocol versus Global Warming" (2000) in the "Hoover Essays in Public Policy".
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

FUNDING

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University has received $295,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

1998
$135,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report

2000
$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$40,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$20,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Global Climate Change Projects
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$20,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

KEY PEOPLE

Thomas Gale Moore
Senior Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Sallie Baliunas
1993-94 Robert Wesson Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Terry Anderson
Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Newt Gingrich
Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

S. Fred Singer
Robert Wesson Fellow 1997-99, 2001-02
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Condoleezza Rice
Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow (on leave)
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Gale Norton
former National Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

George P. Shultz
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Donald Rumsfeld
former board of trustees member
Source: Dept of Defense web bio for Rumsfeld

Thomas Sowell
Senior Fellow
Source: Hoover Institute website 2007

PEOPLE

James L. Sweeney
Senior Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Laura E. Huggins
Research Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

R. Richard Geddes
Research Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Henry Miller
Research Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

James Miller III
Senior Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

John Raisian
Senior Fellow and Director
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Richard Sousa
Senior Associate Director and Research Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

David Davenport
Research Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

James M. Poterba
Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Bruce Berkowitz
Research Fellow
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Michael J. Boskin
Senior Fellow
Source: Proxy Statement 2004, ExxonMobil Corporation, May 26th, 2004

SOURCES

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

ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4386

ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4390

Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report
Exxon Dimensions report 1998- Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4385

Hoover Institution website 4/04
http://www-hoover.stanford.edu

ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4389

"The Pseudoscience ofGlobal Warming," Hoover Digest 2001, No. 3
Article by Bruce Berkowitz
http://www.hooverdigest.org/013/berkowitz.html

"Cooling the Global-Warming Debate," Hoover Weekly Essays 5/5/04
Essay by Hoover Senior Fellow Terry Anderson
http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/pubaffairs/we/2004/anderson05.html

Dept of Defense web bio for Rumsfeld
http://www.defenselink.mil/bios/rumsfeld.html

Proxy Statement 2004, ExxonMobil Corporation, May 26th, 2004

ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387

Hoover Institute website 2007
http://www.hoover.org/