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FACTSHEET: Sallie Baliunas

DETAILS

Staff Scientist for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Former Board member, Chair of Science Advisory Board and Senior Scientist, George C Marshall Institute, Environment/Science Editor, Tech Central Station. Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University. Adjunct Professor at Tennessee State University. Past contributing editor to the World Climate Report, a publication of the Western Fuels Association. Advisory board, UK Scientific Alliance. Former expert, Competitive Enterprise Institute. Deputy Director of the Mount Wilson Institute. National Center or Public Policy Research expert on global warming and the ozone layer (1996) Robert Wesson Endowment Fund Fellow(1993-4) at Hoover Institution Marshall Institute Expert bio: http://www.marshall.org/experts.php?id=38

A darling of the anti-climate movement, Baliunas has been a central scientist in the fight against action on climate change. She is used by virtually all of the Exxon-funded front groups as their scientific expert.

Baliunas' principal areas of interest include solar influence on climate change, the ozone layer and global warming. Baliunas views sunspots at the cause of climate change rather than carbon dioxide. Her articles are often tagged with the caveat: "[Baliunas''] remarks represent her own opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics." Baliunas wrote "The Ozone Crisis" , "Are Human Activities Causing Global Warming?" and "Ozone and Global Warming, Are the problems Real?" for the George C. Marshall Institute. In the mid to late 1990 she also worked with the Global Climate Coalition, a special interest group of coal, oil and utility companies, set up to lobby against international action on climate change. (NCPPR expert guide, 1996)

Accoding to Baliunas' biography, "She has written over 200 scientific research articles. In 1991, Discover magazine profiled her as one of America's outstanding women scientists. She was technical consultant for a science-fiction television series, "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict," airing 1997 �2001. She received her M.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees in Astrophysics from Harvard University." (http://www.cfactcampus.org/site/printspeaker.asp?idspeaker=3)

KEY DEEDS

11 June, 2003
Wrote, with Willie Soon, a paper which collated data from a number of scientific papers which came to the conclusion that the climate hasn't changed in the last 2000 years. The American Petrolem Institute partially funded the paper. The paper was later refuted by a panel of 13 scientists, the authors of the papers Baliunas and Soon cited. Several editors of "Climate Research", the journal which published the paper, later resigned in protest at a flawed peer review process which allowed the publication.
Source: Jeff Nesmith, Cox News

With the Science & Environmental Policy Project and A Better Earth Project at the Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University
Source: Ties That Blind II

DEEDS

20 September, 1995
Testified before the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment in an apparent attempt to weaken support for ozone protection laws.
Source: Ties That Blind II

KEY EVENTS

CEI Day After Tomorrow
http://www.cei.org/gencon/003,04017.cfm
The relationship of Sallie Baliunas to the event: CEI expert on how global warming isn't happening

Briefing on Capitol Hill
http://www.cei.org/gencon/003,02599.cfm
The relationship of Sallie Baliunas to the event: main speaker

Return to Rio: Reexamining Climate Change Science, Economics, and Policy
http://www.aei.org/events/filter.all,eventID.669/event_detail.asp
The relationship of Sallie Baliunas to the event: Presenter

EVENTS

Scared Sick? A Conference to Examine Unfounded Fear and its Effects on Health, Science Policies
The relationship of Sallie Baliunas to the event: Speaker

5 September, 2003
Panic Attack: interrogating our obsession with risk
http://www.spiked-online.com/panicattack/strand2b.stm
The relationship of Sallie Baliunas to the event: Speaker

ORGANIZATIONS

George C. Marshall Institute
Source: George Marshall Institute website 5/06

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University
Source: Hoover Institution website 4/04

Global Climate Coalition
Source: Ties That Blind II

CFACT - Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
Source: Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow CFACT Website 5/06

Statistical Assessment Service (STATS)
Source: STATS website 5/04

World Climate Report
Source: World Climate Report website

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Source: Ties That Blind II

Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Greening Earth Society
Source: "The Greening Continues"

American Council on Science and Health
Source: "Global Climate Change and Human Health," ACSH 10/97

Heritage Foundation
Source: Heritage Foundation "Policy Experts" website

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Source: Manhattan Institute website 4/04

Tech Central Science Foundation or Tech Central Station
Source: Tech Central Station Bio - Baliunas

Competitive Enterprise Institute
Source: CEI website, various

American Petroleum Institute
Source: "Earth Last," The American Prospect, 5/7/04

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland Institute Website (2006)

Climate Research Journal
Source: Proxy climatic and environmental changes of the past 1000 years

SOURCES

Ties That Blind II
Ozone Action Report, 9/13/1996

Annapolis Center website 3/04
http://www.annapoliscenter.org

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

Manhattan Institute website 4/04
http://www.manhattan-institute.org

"Global Climate Change and Human Health," ACSH 10/97
A position paper by the American Council on Science an Health
http://www.acsh.org/publications/reports/global.pdf

"Earth Last," The American Prospect, 5/7/04
article by Chris Mooney
http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewPrint&articleId=7603

Heritage Foundation "Policy Experts" website
http://www.policyexperts.org

STATS website 5/04
http://www.stats.org

World Climate Report website
http://www.co2andclimate.org/climate/editors/editors.htm

CEI website, various
http://www.cei.org

Jeff Nesmith, Cox News
Investigative journalist
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/124642_warming02.html

Tech Central Station Bio - Baliunas
http://www.techcentralstation.com/biobaliunassallie.html

Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow CFACT Website 5/06
www.CFACT.org

George Marshall Institute website 5/06
http://www.marshall.org

Heartland Institute Website (2006)
http://www.heartland.org/article.cfm?artId=16208

Proxy climatic and environmental changes of the past 1000 years
http://w3g.gkss.de/G/Mitarbeiter/storch/pdf/soon+baliunas.cr.2003.pdf

"The Greening Continues"
documentary by Western Fuels and Greening Earth Society