SEPP and the Statement by Atmospheric Scientists on Greenhouse Warming
In February 1992 the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) published the "Statement by Atmospheric Scientists on Greenhouse Warming" objecting to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development Earth Summit planned for Rio de Janiero in June 1992.
The signatories to the letter complained that the Earth Summit "aims to impose a system of global environmental regulations, including onerous taxes on energy fuels, on the population of the United States and other industrialized nations. Such policy initiatives derive from highly uncertain scientific theories. They are based on the unsupported assumption that catastrophic global warming follows from the burning of fossil fuels and requires immediate action. We do not agree."
Signatories to the statement
The statement listed the affiliations of the signatories but stated they were "for identification purposes only".
- David G. Aubrey, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
- Nathaniel B. Guttman, Ph.D., Research Physical Scientist, National Climatic Data Center
- Hugh W. Ellsaesser, Ph.D., Meteorologist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Richard Lindzen, Ph.D., Center for Meteorology and Physical Meteorology, M.l.T.
- Robert C. Balling, Ph.D., Director, Laboratory of Climatology, Arizona State University
- Patrick Michaels, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
- Roger Pielke, Ph.D., Professor of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
- Michael Garstang, Ph.D., Professor of Meteorology, University of Virginia
- Sherwood B. Idso, Ph.D., Research Physicist, U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory
- Lev S. Gandin, Ph.D., UCAR Scientist, National Meteorological Center
- John A. McGinley, Chief, Forecast Research Group, Forecast Systems Laboratory, NOAA
- H. Jean Thiebaux, Ph.D., Research Scientist, National Meteorological Center, National Weather Service, NOM
- Kenneth V. Beard, Ph.D., Professor of Atmospheric Physics, University of Illinois
- Paul W. Mielke, Jr., Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Statistics, Colorado State University
- Thomas Lockhart, Meteorologist, Meteorological Standards Institute
- Peter F. Giddings, Meteorologist, Weather Service Director
- Hazen A. Bedke, Meteorologist, Former Regional Director, National Weather Service
- Gabriel T. Csanady, Ph.D., Eminent Professor, Old Dominion University
- Roy Leep, Executive Weather Director, Gillett Weather Data Services
- Terrance J. Clark, Meteorologist, U.S. Air Force
- Neil L Frank, Ph.D., Meteorologist
- Michael S. Uhart, Ph.D., Meteorologist, National Weather Service
- Bruce A. Boe, Ph.D., Director, North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board
- Andrew Detwiler, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof., Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, S. Dakota School of Mines & Technology
- Robert M. Cunningham, Consulting Meteorologist, Fellow, American Meteorological Society
- Steven R. Hanna, Ph.D., Sigma Research Corporation
- Elliot Abrams, Meteorologist, Senior Vice President, AccuWeather, Inc.
- William E. Reifenyder, Ph.D., Consulting Meteorologist, Professor Emeritus, Forest Meteorology, Yale University
- David W. Reynolds, Research Meteorologist
- Jerry A. Williams, Meteorologist, President, Oceanroutes, Inc.
- Lee W. Eddington, Meteorologist, Geophysics Division, Pacific Missile Test Center
- Werner A. Baum, Ph.D., former Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida State University
- David P. Rogers, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor of Research Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- Brian Fiedler, Ph.D., Asst. Professor of Meteorology, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
- Edward A. Brandes, Meteorologist
- Melvyn Shapiro, Chief of Meteorological Research, Wave Propagation Laboratory, NOM
- Joseph Zabransky, Jr., Associate Professor of Meteorology, Plymouth State College
- James A. Moore, Project Manager, Research Applications Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research
- Daniel J. McNaughton, ENSR Consulting and Engineering
- Brian Sussman, Meteorologist
- Robert D. Elliott, Meteorologist, Fellow, American Meteorological Society
- H. Read McGrath, Ph.D., Meteorologist
- Earl G. Droessler, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
- Robert E. Zabrecky, Meteorologist
- William M. Porch, Ph.D., Atmospheric Physicist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Earle R. Williams, Ph.D, Assoc. Prof. of Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- S. Fred Singer, Ph.D., Atmospheric Physicist, Univ. of Virginia, President, Science & Environmental Policy Project
Other SourceWatch resources
- Science & Environmental Policy Project, "Statement by Atmospheric Scientists on Greenhouse Warming", February 27, 1992.