UPDATE: More recent, albeit somewhat different debunking at:
This fraud is the source of the climate change Denier myth that (variously) 17,000, 30,000, 60,000 etc “scientists have signed a petition saying climate change is not real etc.
The Oregon Petition is a project by Arthur B. Robinson head of the tiny, industry funded so-called Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. It is an updated version of his notoriously fraudulent earlier attempts , the most recent being the 1998 Oregon Petition.
It’s even been debunked at the Skeptics Society (the irony) “Misleading by Petition Just What is the Consensus on Global Warming? For a thorough debunking of the alleged science accompanying the Petition
- Of moles and whacking: Oregon Petition, Redux
- Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (Wikipedia)
- Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (SourceWatch)
- The Oregon Deception Project…..
- Flawed Oregon Petition Rises Again
- Oregon petition warmed over
- Oregon Institute of Science and Malarkey
- The Oregon Petition
- Debunking the Oregon Petition Project
- debunked Oregon Petition on global warming
- Ignore Oregon petition
- Infamous Oregon Global Warming Petition
- RealClimate scientists take on latest manifestation of global warming disinformation campaign
- Petitioning on climate, part 1
- Petitioning on climate, part 2
Most of the names (of those that are legitimate, which aren’t many) are from over a decade ago, in some cases almost twice that age – like there’s been no updates in the science recently?
Quote from National Academy of Sciences
“The petition was so misleading that the National Academy issued a news release stating that:
The petition project was a deliberate attempt to mislead scientists and to rally them in an attempt to undermine support for the Kyoto Protocol. The petition was not based on a review of the science of global climate change, nor were its signers experts in the field of climate science.” Source
Some of the alleged signatories are actually dead.
Of tobacco apologist Frederick Seitz see (enough said)
Oh yeah, here’s another example of Denier math (19=500) when counting “skeptics”
And on and on; it’s a joke. A sad pathetic joke that is a waste of everyone’s time.