[Coral-List] Is global warming good for coral reefs? (Charles Booth)

Peter Alan, Todd dbspat at nus.edu.sg
Wed Oct 3 22:49:06 EDT 2007

Sorry - couldn't resist posting this excerpt from the Frontiers of
Freedom website:

"The Ten Tenets. At Frontiers of Freedom, we believe that...

9. To remove sound science from public policy is legislative and
regulatory malpractice. To employ junk science in public policy is
unethical and irresponsible."


Peter Todd PhD
Marine Biology Laboratory, National University of Singapore,
14, Science Drive 4, Blk S1, #02-05, Singapore 117543.
Tel: 68741034 Fax: 67792486


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Please note the following information from the web site of Integrity in
Science, a project of Center for Science in the Public Interest:

The Center for Sound Science and Public Policy, also appearing under the
name of the Center for Science and Public Policy, is run by the
Frontiers of Freedom Foundation, an organization founded and chaired by
former Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming. Frontiers of Freedom receives
money from tobacco and oil companies, including Philip Morris,
ExxonMobil and RJ Reynolds Tobacco. Frontiers of Freedom Institute and
Foundation has received $467,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998. 
(http://www.exxonsecrets.org/html/orgfactsheet.php?id=35; accessed
4/20/05) According to the New York Times, Frontiers for Freedom received
$230,000 out of its $700,000 annual budget from Exxon in 2002, up from
$40,000 in 2001. (Lee, John. "Exxon backs groups that question global
warming," The New York Times, 5/28/03) Malcolm Wallop has been a board
of directors member of the El Paso Natural Gas Company since 1995. (PR
Newswire, "El Paso Natural Gas Company names new director," 1/13/95)

ExxonMobil direct donations to the Center for Sound Science and Public
Policy/Center for Science and Public Policy:

2002: $100,000 Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Annual Report
accessed 4/21/05)

2003: $50,000 Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Corporate Giving Report
accessed 4/21/05)
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