Deniers:Individuals:Kenneth Green

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Resident Scholar, AEI

Executive Director, Environmental Literacy Council, 2005-2006Chief Scientist, Director of Centre for Studies in Risk, Regulation, and Environment, Fraser Institute, 2002-2005Chief Scientist & Director of Environmental Program, Reason Public Policy Institute, Reason Foundation, 1994-2002

Kenneth Green studies public policy in air pollution and climate change; energy and environment; transport and environment; and environmental chemicals. His work includes analysis of Canadian environmental policy. He has authored numerous policy studies; newspaper and magazine articles; several encylopedia and book chapters; and a textbook for middle-school students titled Global Warming: Understanding the Debate, published by Enslow Publishers. Green has worked on both U.S. and Canadian policy, first at California's Reason Foundation, then for nearly three years at Canada's Fraser Institute.

Environmental Program Analyst/writer, Hughes Aircraft Company Corporate Office, 1990-1994Member, California Departmental Transportation Advisory Committee, 1996-2001Expert Reviewer, United Nations IPCC, Climate Change 1995, Working Group 1Member, California REACH Commission, 1996-1999

"Dr. Green received his doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering (D.Env.) at UCLA in 1994, his master's degree in molecular genetics from San Diego State University in 1988, and his bachelor's degree in Biology from UCLA in 1983." (Reason website 4/04)

Key Quotes

February 5th, 2002

Here's the problem - carbon dioxide doesn't contribute to smog and isn't a health threat. All of this is being done because some people believe carbon dioxide is causing global warming, and that preventing carbon dioxide from entering the air is the only answer. Never mind that there is still an ongoing scientific debate about global warming itself, and that some respected climate scientists believe that methane is a better target, California legislators have locked their sites on carbon dioxide.
Source:"Stiffing California Motorists," SD Union-Trib, 2/5/02


October 1st, 2006

If the president simply acknowledges that humans are probably causing some climate change, that warming will likely continue, and that warming might pose serious challenges for human societies and ecosystems, his epiphany will be a bit late, but at least reasonable. Whether liberal or conservative, thoughtful analysts have recognized this for over a decade now.
Source:AEI website

Key Deeds

July 5th, 2006

Co-author of a July 2006 letter sent by AEI to an unknown number of scientists, looking for someone - at a rate of $10,000 for 10,000 words - whose review "thoughtfully explores the limitations of climate model outputs as they pertain to the development of climate policy." (2006)


October 29th, 2000

Writing in his role as Director of Environmental Programs for the Reason Public Policy Institute, Kenneth Green summarized the key skeptic attacks on the IPCC in an October 2000 briefing report. Particularly focused on ridiculing the Summary for Policy Makers, which he describes as a "derivative document" which condenses and expresses IPCC findings "in a language suitable for moderately educated readers." According to Green, the SPM consists of "speculative scenarios" not reflective of the full reports, and "has not been peer-reviewed. Its author is anonymous, the document is created independent of the actual report, and the summary is so short that issues were overly simplified."
Source:Reason Public Policy Institute website (2000)

Key Events

December 10th, 2007

Green was a Moderator at a talk hosted by AEI asking the question "Do Fossil Fuels Have a Future?" He was joined by Lee Raymond and James Glassman.
Source:AEI description of talk.


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Reason Public Policy Institute
Chief Scientist, Director of Environmental Program
Source:Reason website 4/04

National Center for Policy Analysis
Adjunct Scholar, "E-Team"
Source:NCPA website 4/04

National Environmental Policy Institute
former Project Writer
Source:NEPI website 4/04

American Council on Science and Health
Source:ACSH website 4/04

Fraser Institute
Chief Scientist & Director of the Risk and Environment Policy Centre (2002-2005)
Source:Fraser Institute website 4/04

Reason Foundation
Chief Scientist
Source:Reason website 4/04

Tech Central Science Foundation or Tech Central Station
Contributing Writer
Source:Tech Central Station Bio - Green

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Resident Scholar
Source:AEI website (2007)

Heartland Institute expert
Source:Heartland Institute -

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