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FACTSHEET: Robert (Bob) Ferguson

DETAILS

Executive Director, Frontiers of Freedom's Center for Science and Public Policy
Ferguson set up the Center for Science and Public Policy in early 2003, after a $100,000 grant from ExxonMobil in 2002 - specifically tagged for the center. Exxon has continued to fund the Center each year since then, to the tune of at least $50,000 a year. The Center's chief scientific researcher is sceptic Willie Soon.

Ferguson spent years working for various Republicans on the Hill, most recently as chief of staff for congressman John Peterson (R-PA). Peterson is a global warming denier, and is on the board of the National Center for Public Policy Research.

KEY DEEDS

20 November, 2005
Published shocked press release attacking a news feature on Fox News about the science of global warming which, for once, did not include a scientific skeptic view.
Source: Centre for Science and Public Policy press release

14 April, 2004
Author of a "white paper" titled "The Consensus on Kilimanjaro is Wrong" with this key quote: "scientific evidence informs us that the shrinkage of Kilimanjaro’s ice cap is simply part of the ebb and flow of the endless cycle of nature. This represents a perfect example of why scientific “consensus” does not equal scientific truth. And why we should not act in haste, basing our actions on scientific conclusions that have not been thoroughly examined and tested despite being widely quoted."
Source: Frontiers of Freedom website

DEEDS

Participated in the "Climate Chains" video along with Myron Ebell, Chris Horner, Marlo Lewis, Patrick Micheals, and Todd Wynn. The video claims that “One of the greatest threats to freedom and prosperity in America is climate change legislation.”
Source: Climate Chains bios

ORGANIZATIONS

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List

Science and Public Policy Institute
Source: climaterealists.com

Frontiers of Freedom Institute and Foundation
Source: Center for Science and Public Policy

Cascade Policy Institute
Source: Climate Chains homepage

SOURCES

Center for Science and Public Policy
http://ff.org/centers/csspp/misc/contactus.htm

Centre for Science and Public Policy press release
http://www.ff.org/centers/csspp/misc/press1/co2/20051118.pdf

Frontiers of Freedom website
http://ff.org/centers/csspp/pdf/Kiliman-MAC-4-8-04.pdf

Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List
More than 70 speakers will make keynote presentations or participate in panel discussions at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, May 16-18, 2010 in Chicago.
http://www.heartland.org/events/2010Chicago/speakers.html

climaterealists.com
http://climaterealists.com/?id=4254

Climate Chains bios
http://http://www.climatechains.com/bios.html

Climate Chains homepage
http://www.climatechains.com/