The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


Oregon Petition
Definition: (Aka Global Warming Petition Project) A petition opposing efforts, such as the Kyoto Protocol, to mitigate climate change. It was organized by Art Robinson's Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine between 1999 and 2001 and was circulated again from late 2007 to early 2008. Former U.S. National Academy of Sciences President Frederick Seitz wrote a cover letter endorsing the petition.

Here's the actual petition







Art Robinson talks about his petition



But who actually signed the petition



Notes:
1. The Oregon Petition is the third and largest of three efforts to try to prove that a scientific consensus on global warming does not exist. The other two are the 1992 Statement by Atmospheric Scientists on Greenhouse Warming and the Leipzig Declaration.

2. As of 2010, the petition site lists more than 31,000 signatories (e.g., Richard Lindzen and Sallie Baliunus). Click here to see who else signed it. You can even sign it yourself by clicking here.


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