Deniers:Organisations:Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University

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Stanford UniversityStanford, CA 94305-6010 Phone: 650-723-1754 Fax: 650-723-1687

The Hoover Institution researches both domestic and international policy, particularly those related to defense issues. The Institution was founded by President Herbert Hoover in 1919.

Thomas Gale Moore, author of "Climate of Fear: Why We Shouldn't Worry About Global Warming," is the most prominent global warming science skeptic associated with the Hoover Institution. As a senior fellow, Moore has written numerous articles for Hoover publications over the years. Right-wing philanthropist Richard Mellon Scaife is on Hoover's large Board of Overseers. The Sarah Scaife foundation, overseen by Richard, gave the Hoover Institution a $450,000 grant in 2001, $370,000 in 2000, and $635,00 in 1999. ( In 2001, Vice President Cheney spoke before Hoover's Board of Overseers and praised the Institution's contribution to the Bush Administration saying: "I do think we are off to a good start, and it is important that we have the support and enthusiastic involvement of organizations like the Hoover Institution, one of the leading think tanks and sources of ideas. Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, John Taylor, and many others have been key as we developed our campaign and policy. We want to thank you for what you have done for us and ask you to be a part of the debate during the next few years."

Key Quotes


"The proposals to curb industry and energy consumption to avert global warming echo the 'limits to growth' alarms of the 1970s. Back then, groups like the Club of Rome proposed Draconian curbs on industrialization and urbanization because the world was supposedly about to run out of petroleum and other natural resources. These arguments resonated with the oil crises of the decade (even though these crises were, in fact, created by strategic, political, and economic factors, not true scarcity). Eventually deregulation and a saner foreign policy exposed these arguments for the shams that they were."
Source: "The Pseudoscience ofGlobal Warming," Hoover Digest 2001, No. 3

May 5th, 2004

"Because rich economies sequester more carbon than poor ones, stored carbon must be subtracted from emissions to determine an economy's net addition to greenhouse gas emissions. McCormick's data show that 'rich countries take more carbon out of the air than poorer ones' and that 'the growth rate of net carbon emission per person will soon be negative in the United States.' Put differently, richer may well be cooler."
Source:"Cooling the Global-Warming Debate," Hoover Weekly Essays 5/5/04


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Key Deeds

Published skeptic articles

Published skeptic scientist Thomas Gale Moore's "Global Warming: A Boon to Humans and Other Animals" (1995) and "In Sickness or in Health: The Kyoto Protocol versus Global Warming" (2000) in the "Hoover Essays in Public Policy".
Source:Hoover Institution website 4/04


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Total funding to Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University from Exxon corporations since 1998: $US 295,000

1998 $135,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source:ExxonMobil 1998 grants list

$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundationgeneral support
Source:ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

$40,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source:ExxonMobil 2001 Annual Report

$20,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source:ExxonMobil 2002 Annual Report

$30,000 ExxonMobil FoundationGlobal Climate Change Projects
Source:ExxonMobil 2003 Corporate Giving Report

$20,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source:ExxonMobil 2005 DIMENSIONS Report (Corporate Giving)

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