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FACTSHEET: Robert C. Balling Jr.

DETAILS

Director, Office of Climatology and Associate professor of Geography, Arizona State University
NCPPR scientific expert on global warming. (1996)

Dr. Balling wrote the "Heated Debate," published by the Pacific Research Institute and "True State of the Planet," published by CEI. He co-wrote "The Satanic Gases" with Patrick J. Michaels, published by the Cato Institute. Balling signed the Leipzig Declaration in 1995.

According to Harper's, Balling has recieved more than $200,000 from coal and oil interests over the past six years. Specific incidences include significant levels of funding since 1989 from the Kuwaiti government, foreign coal and mining corporations and Cyprus Minerals Company (totalling $72,554). (Kuwait has opposed the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). The Kuwaiti government paid for a release of Balling's "A Heated Debate" in the Middle East, a project originally funded by the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy. The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science granted Balling $48,993 and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research granted him an undisclosed amount. British Coal Corporation gave him a total of $103,544 and the German Coal Mining Association gave him $81,780 in two separate grants. (Ozone Action, NCPPR directory)

PhD University of Oklahoma, 1979. Senior Consultant United Nations World Meteorological Organization.

KEY DEEDS

Conducted an ExxonMobil-funded study in 2002, with Craig Idso, entitled "The 2000 United States Historical Climate Network Update: What Changed?"
Source: ASU web site 5/03

KEY EVENTS

Junk Science: A Hazard to Your Health
http://www.pacificresearch.org/events/1998/98-06_jun.html
The relationship of Robert C. Balling Jr. to the event: Speaker

Global Warming: The State of the Debate
http://www.cato.org/events/gw031212.html
The relationship of Robert C. Balling Jr. to the event: Speaker

ORGANIZATIONS

Greening Earth Society
Source: CLEAR d-base

Independent Commission on Environmental Education
Source: ASU web site 5/03

Cato Institute
Source: Cato Institute website 4/04

Heritage Foundation
Source: Heritage Foundation "Policy Experts" website

International Policy Network - North America
Source: International Policy Network website 4/04

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

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

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland Institute - HeartlandGlobalWarming.org

SOURCES

ASU web site 5/03
ASU web site 5/03
www.asu.edu

CLEAR d-base
CLEAR d-base

Cato Institute website 4/04
http://www.cato.org

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

International Policy Network website 4/04
http://www.policynetwork.net

Tech Central Station Bio - Balling
http://www.techcentralstation.com/bioballingrobert.html

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

Heartland Institute - HeartlandGlobalWarming.org
http://www.globalwarmingheartland.org/