The Oregon Petition (2007; repeating text of the Global Warming Petition Project, 1998) was signed by 31,487 American scientists and experts, including 9,029 with a PhD. Among them are individuals from the following disciplines:
Atmospheric, Environmental and Earth sciences: 3,805
Computer and Mathematical sciences: 935
Physics & Aerospace sciences: 5,812
Biochemistry, Biology, and Agriculture: 2,965
Engineering and General Science: 10,102
The Petition states:
We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.
The Petition Project has no funding from energy industries or other parties with special financial interests in the “global warming” debate. Funding for the project comes entirely from private non-tax deductible donations by interested individuals.
Read more on the Global Warming Petition site. The Petition was initiated by Artur Robinson, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, and supported by Professor Frederick Seitz. Professor Frederick Seitz (1911 – 2008) was President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and of Rockefeller University. He received the National Medal of Science, the Compton Award, the Franklin Medal, and numerous other awards, including honorary doctorates from 32 Universities from around the world.
Allegations that the Oregon Petition was debunked are false. They have been spread by climate alarmists and leftist mouthpieces.
This post was corrected in November 2017.