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FACTSHEET: Robert (Bob) Ferguson


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.


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


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


Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List

Science and Public Policy Institute

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

Cascade Policy Institute
Source: Climate Chains homepage


Center for Science and Public Policy

Centre for Science and Public Policy press release

Frontiers of Freedom website

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.

Climate Chains bios

Climate Chains homepage