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Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM)


The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) describes itself as a “non-profit research institute established in 1980 to conduct basic and applied research in subjects immediately applicable to increasing the quality, quantity, and length of human life.” OISM is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)3 public foundation.

Flawed Oregon Petition Rises Again

Climate “Science” by the Pound

A climate change petition started in 1988 by the tobacco industry's favourite scientist (Federick Seitz), has just been re-released with a reported 31,072 signatures of “scientists” - some of whom are reported to actually work in the field.

The Oregon Petition was originally started by Dr. Seitz (formerly the principal adviser to the RJ Reynolds medical research program) and by Arthur B. Robinson, a lapsed biochemist who now operates the one-man Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.

New Oregon Petition Promoter "Not Sufficiently Rational" to Advise Tobacco Industry

The nominal promoter of a new Oregon Petition questioning the science of climate change was dismissed 18 years ago as “not sufficiently rational” to offer advice to the Philip Morris tobacco company.

On the day that Al Gore wins a Nobel Peace Price for his work on global warming, this is how low the fossil-fueled denial movement has sunk.

Infamous Oregon Global Warming Petition Alive and Well

Yesterday we came across this post on DailyKos about a University professor who recently received a package from a PO Box in La Jolla, CA, asking urging him to sign a petition denying global warming and condemning the Kyoto Protocol.

The package included an official looking research study titled “Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide,” by Dr. Fred Seitz (a gentleman we know all too well here at DeSmogBlog).

It seems that either this Professor has not picked up his mail in a long while, or the infamous “Oregon Petition” effort has resurfaced.

Below is a quick background and some helpful links to the history of the Oregon Petition. If you've also received one of these packages, please let me know it would be great to get a hold of one.

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