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Ever since attending the Global Warming Denial Forum in Elk River, I have tried to stay current on the activities of the deniers around the country. While I have tried to debunk their arguments using the available scientific research, I also have to recognize that I am not a scientist and am not qualified to debunk these arguments with in depth analysis. That level of analysis is better left to experts such as RealClimate and DeSmogBlog. However, I do have the ability to do is fight back against the public relations war put on by the deniers.

That being said, the denial machine has recently put out a list of supposed "scientists" deemed qualified to debunk global warming. Given the complete smackdown that previous lists have received, I am exceedingly skeptical about this particular list. However, it is very difficult for one person to sift through over 31,000 names to determine who really does have the credentials necessary to evaluate global climate change.

I am posing a significant challenge to the readers of this blog and all people passionate about exposing global warming deniers. Below are listed the names of 337 people from the State of Minnesota that have supposedly signed on to this position as experts or scientists qualified to speak on the complex science of climate change. While I will be attempting to check in to these names to verify who they are, if you have any information to offer on any of the following names please send me an email (political_muse@hotmail.com) or put your information in the comment section. With every new update of information I will repost this message so that people can see who is signing this petition and how qualified they really are.

This is an ambitious project, but if we can debunk (at the very least) the supposed expert deniers here in our own state perhaps other states will follow suit with their own campaign. These people are entitled to their opinion about global warming but they certainly are not entitled to make themselves on a level playing field with those people who have spent years studying this phenomenon.

Petition Signers in Minnesota

337 Signers Out of 31,072 Total in US

Terry D. Ackman,
Bryan C. Adams,
Paul Bradley Addis, PhD,
Ronald R. Adkins, PhD,
Gene P. Andersen,
Ingrid Anderson, PhD,
Ken Anderson,
Nathan Anderson,
B. M. Anose, PhD,
Dana Arndt,
Orv B. Askeland,
Bryan Baab,
Ronald R. Bach, PhD,
Paul A. Bailly, PhD,
A. Richard Baldwin, PhD,
Douglas W. Barr,
Blaine W. Bartz,
Milton Bauer,
Wolfgang J. Baumann, PhD,
Brian P. Beecken, PhD,
Richard Behrens, PhD,
Andrew H. Bekkala, PhD,
David M. Benforado,
Jody A. Berquist, DVM,
Jack N. Birk,
Rolland Laws Blake, PhD,
Rodney L. Bleifull, PhD,
William R. Block,
Todd E. Boehne,
Clay B. Bollin,
Maurice M. Bowers,
Susan H. Bowers, MD,
Raymond J. Brandt,
Arvid J. Braun,
E. J. Bregmann,
Charles W. Bretzman,
Roderick B. Brown,
Allan D. Brown,
Stephen M. Brzica, MD,
Richard L. Buchheit,
Donald Burke,
Mary E. Butchert,
James Calcamuggio,
Elwood F. Caldwell, PhD,
Herbert L. Cantrill, MD,
David Carlson,
Dave Carlson,
Orwin Lee Carter, PhD,
M. Castro,
Victor M. Castro,
Jim Caton,
Eugene Chao,
John W. Chester,
Terry R. Christensen, PhD,
Arnold A. Cohen, PhD,
Mark W. Colchin,
Professor Cole, PhD,
Mariette Cole, PhD,
James A. Collinge, MD,
Kent W. Conway,
Robert Kent Crookston, PhD,
Donald D. Dahlstrom, MD,
Moses M. David, PhD,
Thomas Jonathan Delberg, PhD,
Fletcher G. Driscoll, PhD,
Terrance W. Duffy,
Wayne D. Dunshee,
Dedi Ekasa,
Wayne G. Eklund,
James H. Elleson,
Paul John Ellis, PhD*,
Richard F. Emslander, MD,
Arthur E. Englund,
Douglas J. Erbeck, PhD,
John Gerhard Erickson, PhD,
Jack A. Eriksen,
John A. Eriksen,
Lee M. Espelan, MD,
Robert W. Everett, PhD,
Craig T. Evers, PhD,
Michael Fairbourne,
Eric E. Fallstrom,
Homer David Fausch, PhD,
Daniel A. Feeney, DVM,
Keith Fellbaum,
Herbert John Fick,
Stephen D. Fisher,
Eugene Flaumenhaft, PhD,
Eugene Flaumenhaft, PhD,
Carolyn R. Fletcher, DVM,
Dean G. Fletcher,
Terrence F. Flower,
William R. Forder,
David William Fox, PhD,
Melvin Frenzel,
Melchior Freund*,
Frank D. Fryer,
John Gaffrey,
Mary Carol Gannon, PhD,
Frank Germann,
Harold E. Goetzman,
Lawrence Eugene Goodman, PhD,
Max Green,
Gregory Greer,
Troy Gregory,
Carl L. Gruber, PhD,
Sam Gullickson,
Kelleen M. Gutzmann,
Jeff Hallerman,
Arthur Hamburgen,
George Charles Hann,
Steven Hanson,
Jonathan Hartzler, PhD,
Peter Havanac,
Dean J. Hawkinson, DVM,
Neil R. Helming,
Tara Henrichsen,
Ryan Henrichsen,
Donald W. Herrick, MD,
Fred G. Hewitt, PhD,
Frederick George Hewitt, PhD,
David A. Himmerich,
Charles D. Hoyle, PhD,
Mark D. Huschke,
Valentin M. Izraelev, PhD,
Wayne D. Jacobson,
Rodney Jasmer,
Mark T. Jaster,
Jean Jenderlco,
Timothy Berg Jensen, PhD,
Robert P. Jeub,
Scott Johnson,
Richard W. Joos, PhD,
Frank D. Kapps, MD,
Michael Peter Kaye,
Charles Keal,
Allan H. Kehr,
Patrick L. Kelly,
Paul T. Kelly,
Frank W. Kemp, MD,
James L. Kennedy,
Bridget R. King, DVM,
Donald W. Klass,
William P. Klinzing, PhD,
Roger C. Klockziem, PhD,
Charles Kenneth Knox, PhD,
David Kohlstedt, PhD,
Richard A. Kowalsky,
Michael S. Kuhlmann,
Joseph M. Kuphal,
John J. Lacey Jr.,
Robert F. Lark,
Ashley V. Larson,
Allen Latham,
Wayne Adair Lea, PhD,
R. Douglas Learmon,
Scott A. Lechtenberg,
Brian W. Lee, PhD,
Bruce Legan, PhD,
Ernest K. Lehman,
Mike Lehman,
E. K. Lehmann,
Ernest K. Lehmann,
Wendell L. Leno,
Roland E. Lentz,
Donald A. Letourneau,
Benjamin Shuet Kin Leung, PhD,
Wyne R. Long,
Donald Hurrell Lucast, PhD,
Mariann Lukan,
Rufus Lumry, PhD,
Richard G. Lunzer, MD,
William Macalla,
Mac Macalla,
James D. MacGibbon, MD,
Jay Mackie,
John Maclennan,
John R. Manspeaker,
Jean A. Marcy-Jenderko,
William N. Marr,
W. N. Mayer,
WT Mac McCalla,
John McCauley,
Tom McNamara,
William H. McNeil,
Igor Melamed Sr.,
David Shirley Mellen,
Maurice W. Meyer, PhD,
Frank Henry Meyer,
Daniel W. Mike, DVM,
K. Milani,
Stephen A. Miller,
David W. Miller,
Lawrence D. Miller,
Robert Moe,
Robert Leon Moison,
Glenn D. Moore, PhD,
David L. Mork, PhD,
Howard Arthur Morris, PhD,
Dave Mueller,
Edward S. Murduck, PhD,
Richard C. Navratil,
Kenneth H. Nebel,
Kevin F. Nigon, DVM,
Wayland E. Noland, PhD,
Frank Q. Nuttall, PhD,
Richard P. Nyberg,
August J. Olinger,
Mark G. Olson, PhD,
Leonard G. Olson,
Joseph Wendell Opie, PhD,
Charlotte Ovechka, PhD,
John S. Owens,
Gordon Squires Oxborrow,
Richard Palmer,
Robert E. Palmquist,
Guy R. Paton,
Timothy A. Patterson,
John W. Paulsen,
Alfred Pekarek, PhD,
Michael Pestes,
Steven F. Peterson, MD,
Donald G. Peterson,
Douglas D. Pfaff,
John N. Pflugi,
Frederic Edwin Porter, PhD,
Russell C. Powers,
Thomas F. Prehoda,
Randy M. Puchet,
Steven M. Quinlan,
Byron K. Randall,
Steven T. Ratliff, PhD,
Nancy C. Raven,
Timothy J. Reilly,
Richard J. Reilly,
Kristin Riker-Coleman,
David Joel Rislove, PhD,
Janis Robins, PhD,
Robert G. Robinson, PhD,
Robert Rosene,
Janet M. Roshar, PhD,
Olaf Runquist, PhD,
Peter A. Rzepecki, PhD,
Wilmar Lawrence Salo, PhD,
Wade D. Samson,
Richard M. Sanders, PhD,
Peter K. Sappanos,
Jay Howard Sautter, PhD,
Paul Savaryn, MD,
Curt C. Schmidt,
Tony Schmitz,
Thomas W. Schmucker,
Oscar A. Schott,
Gerald Schramm,
Kevin Schulz, PhD,
James W. Seaberg,
Dave Seibel,
James M. Sellner,
James C. Sentz, PhD,
James B. Serrin, PhD,
Arlen Raynold Severson, PhD,
Dennis F. Shackleton,
G. P. Shaffner,
Mark W. Siefken, PhD,
William E. Skagerberg,
Frank J. Skalko, PhD,
Neil A. Skogerboe, MD,
Ivan Hooglund Skoog, PhD,
Norman Elmer Sladek, PhD,
Kenneth Sletten,
Aivars Slucis,
Chad J. Smith,
Bryan Smithee,
David Perry Sorensen, PhD,
Harold G. Sowmam, PhD,
Dale R. Sparling, PhD,
D. Dean Spatz,
Edward Joseph Stadelmann, PhD*,
Leon Stadtherr, PhD,
Larry A. Stein,
Truman M. Stickney,
Sandy Stone,
Bart A. Strobel,
Patrick Suiter,
Bruce M. Sullivan,
Arlin B. Super, PhD,
Frederick Morrill Swain, PhD,
David R. Swanberg,
Brian M. Swanson,
Robert M. Swanson,
Brion P. Szwed,
Robert T. Tambornino,
Gerald T. Tasa,
Gregory D. Taylor,
Greg Taylor,
Walter Eugene Thatcher, PhD,
Brenda J. Theis,
James A. Thelen, DVM,
Mark Thoma,
Herbert Bradford Thompson, PhD,
Mary E. Thompson, PhD,
Richard David Thompson,
Arnold William Thornton, PhD,
Edward A. Timm,
Patrick A. Tuzinski,
John R. Tweedy,
Oriol Tomas Valls, PhD,
William R. Vansloun, MD,
Gloria E. Verrecchio, DVM,
George M. Waldow,
David R. Wallace,
James R. Waller, PhD,
E. C. Ward,
Robert Wardin, PhD,
Douglas Eugene Weiss, PhD,
Rod Wells,
Jerome R. Welnetz,
James E. Wennen,
James E. Wenner,
James F. Werler,
Clarence L. Wesenberg,
Darrell J. Westrum,
Robert W. Whitmyer,
John F. Wilkinson,
Daryl P. Williamson, MD,
Richard D. Williamson,
Dick Williamson,
Ronn A. Winkler,
Jerry Witt, PhD,
Mark Wolf,
Bruce Frederick Wollenb, PhD,
Professor Woller,
John Woods, MD,
Richard R. Zeigler,
Nancy Zeigler,
William J. Zerull,
Daryl E. Zuelke


18 responses to "Minnesota: Land Of 337 Deniers..."

  1. Anonymous On May 21, 2008 at 8:45 AM

    Dana Arndt of Minneapolis doesn't even have a college degree. He has always been a bit "out there" and has had trouble holding down jobs. He is definitely no expert!!

  2. taxpaying liberal On May 21, 2008 at 8:55 AM

    I’ve googled the 1st 20 on the list. Only 2; B.M. Anose and Wolfgang Bauman netted results.

    Anose is a Bio-chemist at Bethel and her field is human reproductive cancer markers.
    Wolfgang Bauman is a Neurologist.
    The other 18 had no hits on google other than being named on your blog and one other both for the same reason, They signed this petition.

    I’ll keep going but it appears there are few environmental experts at least so far on the list. You can pretty much discredit the 1st 20 or so for never having published a single peer reviewed paper on this subject.

  3. Anonymous On May 21, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    We need to silence their decenting words! We are all doomed if we continue on our path!

  4. Anonymous On May 22, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Ingrid Anderson is a nun from St. Ben's. So I'm a little surprised that she would be a signer. She taught at St. Ben's. Below is the info I found.

    Ingrid J Anderson, OSB, Ph.D.
    Professor of Nutrition, Emerita

    Degrees and Institutions:

    * B.S. College Of St. Benedict 1953
    * M.S. University Of Minnesota St. Paul 1955
    * Ph.D. University Of Minnesota St. Paul

    Research, Interests, Expertise:

    * Life Cycle Nutrition
    * Exercise and Aging
    * Womens Nutrition

  5. Anonymous On June 18, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Your own words betray the fact that your goal is not the truth but to silence and discredit others who do not agree with your politics:
    While I have tried to debunk their arguments using the available scientific research, I also have to recognize that I am not a scientist and am not qualified to debunk these arguments with in depth analysis.

  6. Anonymous On November 21, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    "We need to silence their decenting words!"

    What are you going to do, kill them? Or deny their first ammendment rights?

    Damn fascist, go live in China if you think it is such a great way to be governed. And get a life and clue. I have sifted through the supposed "science" of global warming. You are damn right you are no scientist. So, you trust the "opinion" of supposed scientists, since you admit you don't understand the science, and you are so dogmatic that you would forcefully deny a first ammendment right. antiamerican crapster

  7. Big E On December 29, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    I'm married to somebody on this list.

    1) She has a Ph. D. in geology focused on a paleoclimate topic, so I think she has a leg to stand on on this subject.

    2) But there's no way she would have signed this stupid petition, since she endorses the scientific consensus regarding the reality of anthropogenic global warming.

    This casts some doubt on the rest of the supposed signers.

  8. m - dos On February 2, 2009 at 10:20 PM

    If your "facts" are so strong on global warming, why would it bother you that not everyone agrees with you.

    Truth is your facts aren't that strong and global warming is more about a political agenda than it is about science.

    BTW, how is that global warming working out in Minnesota this winter?

  9. Big E On February 3, 2009 at 8:50 AM

    BTW, how is that global warming working out in Minnesota this winter?

    m-dos, let me guide you through this by the hand:

    climate | weather

    Glad I could help.

  10. Anonymous On February 3, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Lots of MDs on that list, and even a few veterinarians.

  11. Anonymous On April 2, 2009 at 8:05 AM

    Hey dumb ass, since when is science based on CONSENSUS. You dump billions of dollars into proving that it is happening and the greedy ass hole in the schools will jump all over it. So much for the so called "open minded" people. Your just a fascist hiding from the truth.

  12. Big E On April 2, 2009 at 8:46 AM

    Hey dumb ass, since when is science based on CONSENSUS


    Sieg heil, etc. etc.

  13. kill hackers On June 23, 2009 at 11:10 PM

    More propaganda from the loony left. Keep it coming moron. Everyone who doesn't agree with your opinion is a "Hitler" or some other slur. What a POS. So when the weather is warm, it's evidence of global warming, right...

  14. E. On June 23, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    I'm sorry this is making you sad and frustrated, but here are some crayons that will make you happy again. There, there.

  15. Clifford S. Thatcher On October 11, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Opponents of the petition project sometimes submit forged signatures in efforts to discredit the project. Usually, these efforts are eliminated by our verification procedures. On one occasion, a forged signature appeared briefly on the signatory list. It was removed as soon as discovered.

    In a group of more than 30,000 people, there are many individuals with names similar or identical to other signatories, or to non-signatories – real or fictional. Opponents of the petition project sometimes use this statistical fact in efforts to discredit the project. For examples, Perry Mason and Michael Fox are scientists who have signed the petition – who happen also to have names identical to fictional or real non-scientists.

    Thousands of scientists have signed the petition more than once. These duplicates have been carefully removed from the petition list. The list contains many instances of scientists with closely similar and sometimes identical names, as is statistically expected in a list of this size, but these signers are different people, who live at different addresses, and usually have different fields of specialization. Primarily as a result of name and address variants, occasional duplicate names are found in the list. These are immediately removed.

    In a group of more than 30,000 people, deaths are a frequent occurrence. The Petition Project has no comprehensive method by which it is notified about deaths of signatories. When we do learn of a death, an "*" is placed beside the name of the signatory. For examples, Edward Teller, Arnold Beckman, Philip Abelson, William Nierenberg, and Martin Kamen are American scientists who signed the Petition and are now deceased.

  16. Clifford S. Thatcher On October 11, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Outlined below are the numbers of Petition Project signatories, subdivided by educational specialties. These have been combined, as indicated, into seven categories.

    1. Atmospheric, environmental, and Earth sciences includes 3,803 scientists trained in specialties directly related to the physical environment of the Earth and the past and current phenomena that affect that environment.

    2. Computer and mathematical sciences includes 935 scientists trained in computer and mathematical methods. Since the human-caused global warming hypothesis rests entirely upon mathematical computer projections and not upon experimental observations, these sciences are especially important in evaluating this hypothesis.

    3. Physics and aerospace sciences include 5,810 scientists trained in the fundamental physical and molecular properties of gases, liquids, and solids, which are essential to understanding the physical properties of the atmosphere and Earth.

    4. Chemistry includes 4,818 scientists trained in the molecular interactions and behaviors of the substances of which the atmosphere and Earth are composed.

    5. Biology and agriculture includes 2,964 scientists trained in the functional and environmental requirements of living things on the Earth.

    6. Medicine includes 3,046 scientists trained in the functional and environmental requirements of human beings on the Earth.

    7. Engineering and general science includes 10,102 scientists trained primarily in the many engineering specialties required to maintain modern civilization and the prosperity required for all human actions, including environmental programs.

    The following outline gives a more detailed analysis of the signers' educations.

    Atmosphere, Earth, & Environment (3,803)

    1. Atmosphere (578)

    I) Atmospheric Science (113)
    II) Climatology (39)
    III) Meteorology (341)
    IV) Astronomy (59)
    V) Astrophysics (26)

    2. Earth (2,240)

    I) Earth Science (94)
    II) Geochemistry (63)
    III) Geology (1,684)
    IV) Geophysics (341)
    V) Geoscience (36)
    VI) Hydrology (22)

    3. Environment (985)

    I) Environmental Engineering (486)
    II) Environmental Science (253)
    III) Forestry (163)
    IV) Oceanography (83)

    Computers & Math (935)

    1. Computer Science (242)

    2. Math (693)

    I) Mathematics (581)
    II) Statistics (112)

    Physics & Aerospace (5,810)

    1. Physics (5,223)

    I) Physics (2,365)
    II) Nuclear Engineering (223)
    III) Mechanical Engineering (2,635)

    2. Aerospace Engineering (587)

    Chemistry (4,818)

    1. Chemistry (3,126)

    2. Chemical Engineering (1,692)

    Biochemistry, Biology, & Agriculture (2,964)

    1. Biochemistry (744)

    I) Biochemistry (676)
    II) Biophysics (68)

    2. Biology (1,437)

    I) Biology (1,048)
    II) Ecology (76)
    III) Entomology (59)
    IV) Zoology (149)
    V) Animal Science (105)

    3. Agriculture (783)

    I) Agricultural Science (296)
    II) Agricultural Engineering (114)
    III) Plant Science (292)
    IV) Food Science (81)

    Medicine (3,046)

    1. Medical Science (719)

    2. Medicine (2,327)

    General Engineering & General Science (10,102)

    1. General Engineering (9,833)

    I) Engineering (7,280)
    II) Electrical Engineering (2,169)
    III) Metallurgy (384)

    2. General Science (269)

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