Doctors for Disaster Preparedness

Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP)

 Background

According to their page at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM), Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP) “promotes homeland defense and prudent preparedness for disasters of all kinds, including war or terrorism. Its annual meeting brings together America's foremost authorities on strategic and civil defense as well as prominent scientists speaking on real threats or manufactured scares.” [1]

DDP appears to be a project of OISM. Arthur B. Robinson, Vice President and past President of DDP is also a founder of OISM.

Topics on DDP's website include: Chem/Bio Terrorism, Vaccines, DDT, Low Dose Radiation, Civil Defense, Chemical Hysteria, Physician Oaths, and Nuclear Fear.

Stance on Climate Change

DDP lists climate change as an “Environmental Scare,” and links to a variety of skeptical authors and organizations from their website including the Oregon Petition, which was associated with the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM). [2]

 Funding

[Pending further investigation.]

Key People

According to DDP's most recently filed 990 forms (2010 - PDF), key employees include: [3]

DDP has awarded its “Petr Beckmann award for courage and achievement in defense of scientific truth and freedom” to numerous climate change skeptics:

 Actions

May 21 - 23, 2012

DDP is listed as an official Co-sponsor of the Heartland Institute's Seventh International Conference on Climate Chance (ICCC7).

June 2, 2009

DDP was a co-sponsor of the Heartland Institute's Third International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC3).

April, 1998

DDP has sent letters both promoting (PDF) and defending (PDF) the Oregon Petition which purports to have collected the signatures of 16,000 “scientists” who deny man-made global warming.

The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM), which appears to have been a part of organizing the petition project, also appears to be connected to DDP.

Their letter to the Senate and House of Representatives discounted a previous letter written by the group Ozone Action to the Washington Times which cast doubt on the 16,000 “scientists” letter. DDP suggests that the Kyoto Treaty's scientific issues “need to be discussed by grownups,” implying that “Global Warmers” are “childish.” [11]

Related Organizations

According to WHOIS results for DDP's website, the registrant is Jeremy Snavely of AAPS. DDP also lists the same physical address as AAPS.

 Resources

  1. Doctors for Disaster Preparedness,” Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. Accessed March, 2012.

  2. Ozone hole, Global warming, and other Environmental Scares,” ddponline.org.

  3. GuideStar Nonprofit report for DOCTORS FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INC (EIN 59-2414338). Retrieved March, 2012.

  4. Speakers 20th Annual Meeting of DDP Colorado Springs, CO, July 27-28, 2002,” Doctors for Disaster Preparedness.

  5. Leo Hickman. “Climate sceptic Morano's 'courage' award is a vicious irony,” The Guardian, July 13, 2010.

  6. DOCTORS FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS NEWSLETTER, VOL. XVII, NO. 4 (July, 2000).

  7. DOCTORS FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS NEWSLETTER, VOL. XXI, NO.4 (July, 2004)

  8. On Accepting an Award,” CO2Science, Volume 6, Number 30, Supplemental (July 23, 2003)

  9. Sallie Baliunas, Ph.D.,” profile at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Accessed March, 2012.

  10. DOCTORS FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS NEWSLETTER, Vol. XII, No. 5 (September 1995 ).

  11. “Global Warmers Resort to Childish Pranks” (PDF), Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, May 1, 1998. Retrieved from Greenpeace research

  12. Doctors for Disaster Preparedness,” Wikipedia.

  13. Doctors for Disaster Preparedness,” SourceWatch Profile.

  14. Leo Hickman. “Climate sceptics and fringe political groups are an unhealthy cocktail,” The Guardian, June 4, 2010.

  15. ExxonSecrets Factsheet: Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, DDP.