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FACTSHEET: Keith Idso

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Vice President, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change.
K. Idso is the son of Center for the Study of CO2 and Global Change's President , Sherwood Idso, and the brother of its Chairman, Craig Idso.

Im January of 1998, Keith and brother Craig did a study funded by the Western Fuels Association. Western Fuels Association is the suspected funder of the Center, but there is nothing more than circumstantial evidence. In 1999, Keith Idso was appointed to the Arizona Advisory Council on Environmental Education "which ensures that state funds will only be given to support environmental education programs in Arizona's K-12 public schools that offer balanced viewpoints on environmental issues based on current peer-reviewed scientific literature." Keith Idso, then a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, was a paid expert witness for Western Fuels Association at a 1995 Minnesota Public Utilities commission hearing in St. Paul, along with MIT's Richard Lindzen, Patrick Michaels, and Robert Balling. (The Heat is On).

BS in Agriculture with a major in Plant Sciences from the University of Arizona. MS from U of AZ with a major in Agronomy and Plant Genetics. PhD in Botany from Arizona State University.

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3 November, 2003
Co-wrote a report entitled "Enhanced or Impaired? Human Health in a CO2-Enriched Warmer World" with father Sherwood and brother Keith. The report argues that global warming and increased CO2 is beneficial to humans.
Source: "Enhanced or Impaired? Human Health in a CO2-Enriched Warmer World" 11/03

6 October, 1999
Testified before the House Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs and the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, against the classification of carbon dioxide as a pollutant.
Source: Transcript, Keith Idso's testimony before two House subcommittees 10/6/99

ORGANIZATIONS

Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
Source: Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change website 4/04

SOURCES

Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change website 4/04
http://www.co2science.org/center.htm

"Enhanced or Impaired? Human Health in a CO2-Enriched Warmer World" 11/03
Report by Sherwood, Craig, and Keith Idso of the Center for the Study of CO2 and Global Change
http://www.co2science.org/reports/health/toc.htm

Transcript, Keith Idso's testimony before two House subcommittees 10/6/99