It seems that if Singer had his way, we would have dropped all this climate change and ozone depletion nonsense a long time ago and got onto more important issues… like planetary defense systems against giant comets and asteroids.
S. Fred Singer
- B.E.E. (Electrical Engineering), Ohio State University.
- A.M. and Ph.D. (Physics), Princeton University.
- Ph.D., professor emeritus of physical geography and quaternary geology.
Karlen is a retired professor in the department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology from Stockholm University.
Arthur (Art) B. Robinson
- Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California at San Diego. 
First, and much in his favour, we have his own CV, which distinguishes Dr. Singer as a scientist of significant accomplishment, although given his current role as an anti-government lobbyist, he must be a little embarrassed about having spent two stints on the taxpayer's tab (once under Nixon, and once under Reagan/Bush).
Dr. Singer goes on to “demand a full retraction and apology from the blog,” and he asks that we publish the following statement: “Dr. Singer and SEPP (Science & Environmental Policy Project) have no connection whatsoever with the tobacco industry, now or in the past. As a matter of policy, SEPP does not solicit funds or other kinds of support from any industry or from government, but relies on tax-deductible donations from foundations and individuals in many countries. Further, Dr. Singer serves on the Advisory Board of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), an organization that has a strong anti-smoking position.”
We have no comment on the ACSH, but Dr. Singer’s main point – that he has “no connection whatsoever with the tobacco industry, now or in the past” – strains credulity.