Congressional Member’s Report Card

Congressional Member’s Report Card

1. PERSPECTIVE – Historical Context

Doubting Science. Why? Perspective Evidence & Facts HISTORICAL CONTEXT In the classical book by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M.Conway, “Merchants of Doubt” they meticulously document how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming and how the same tactics and narrative continues today. Over a period of 2… Continue reading 1. PERSPECTIVE – Historical Context

Benchmarking & Best Practices

Doubting Science. Why? Perspective Evidence & Facts BENCHMARKING & BEST PRACTICES American scientists and innovators have led the way in taking discoveries from the lab to the market and improving quality of life. Much of this success is due to the unique partnership between the federal government, universities, and private industry. However, America’s competitive edge… Continue reading Benchmarking & Best Practices

Bio & Nanotechnology – Benchmarks

Doubting Science. Why? Perspective Evidence & Facts BIO & NANOTECHNOLOGY – BENCHMARKS Biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop innovative products, largely in medicine and agriculture. China has caught up to the U.S. in total number of biotechnology and applied microbiology research publications . China is also aggressively recruiting overseas scientists and entrepreneurs, particularly in… Continue reading Bio & Nanotechnology – Benchmarks

Engage To Change ” Our Status Quo “

Doubting Science. Why? Perspective Evidence & Facts ENGAGE TO CHANGE ” OUR STATUS QUO “ 1. Trust the academic scientific experts on matters of science especially the specialists in their designated fields of study and demand that they be used as the sources of information for forming our public polices and not the think tank pundits… Continue reading Engage To Change ” Our Status Quo “

High Tech Sector – Benchmarks

Doubting Science. Why? Perspective Evidence & Facts HIGH TECH SECTOR BENCHMARKS Supercomputing is the processing of large and complex, or data-laden problems, using the concentrated computer resources of multiple computer systems working in parallel. These systems work at the maximum potential performance of any computer. Supercomputing enables problem-solving and data analysis that would be impossible,… Continue reading High Tech Sector – Benchmarks

2. TROJAN HORSES – 4 Key Operatives Manipulate Scientific Facts

Doubting Science. Why? Trojan Horses Evidence & Facts 4 KEY OPERATIVES MANIPULATE SCIENTIFIC FACTS A recent paper by Geoffrey Supran and Naomi Orekes reveals the misleading information provided by ExxonMobile on Climate Change. “Available documents show a discrepancy between what ExxonMobil’s scientists and executives discussed about climate change privately and in academic circles and what it… Continue reading 2. TROJAN HORSES – 4 Key Operatives Manipulate Scientific Facts

Think Tanks Doubting Science

Doubting Science. Why? Trojan Horses Evidence & Facts THINK TANKS DOUBTING SCIENCE 1.The Heritage Foundation has labelled the environmental movement as “the greatest single threat to the American economy”.  The Foundations’s members and funding groups include, defense contractors Boeing and Lockheed Martin, finance and insurance companies such as Allstate Insurance, Mortgage Insurance Companies of America, and American International Group (AIG), auto… Continue reading Think Tanks Doubting Science

Front Groups Doubting Science

Doubting Science. Why? Trojan Horses Evidence & Facts FRONT GROUPS DOUBTING SCIENCE 1.The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is funded by food processing and beverage corporations like Burger King, Coca-Cola, as well as chemical, oil and pharmaceutical companies such as Monsanto-Bayer, Exon and others. The ACSH is one of many corporate front groups which allows industry-funded experts to pose as independent scientists to… Continue reading Front Groups Doubting Science

Lobbying Firms Doubting Science

Doubting Science. Why? Trojan Horses Evidence & Facts LOBBYING FIRMS DOUBTING SCIENCE Some of the prominent industry names include Exxon Mobil, BP, Ford and BASF, along with environmental groups like the Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Defense Fund. The involved companies and groups have significant influence in Washington, spending a combined $55.8 million on lobbying last year. 1.The Nature… Continue reading Lobbying Firms Doubting Science

PR Firms Doubting Science

Doubting Science. Why? Trojan Horses Evidence & Facts PR FIRMS DOUBTING SCIENCE 1.Edelman, is the largest independently owned PR company, with 46 offices and 50 affiliates around the world. PR firms like Edelman “have played a critical role over the years in framing the debate on climate change and its solutions – as well as the extensive… Continue reading PR Firms Doubting Science