Friday, March 9, 2018


What Farmers and Ranchers need is WATER! 
Last night Tomi Lahren interviewed Californians about "illegal" immigrants. 
One girl made the typical ill informed crack, "farmers need undocumented workers so we can get our avocados. I like avocados, don't you? Don't you like your guacamole" Tomi? 
Even allegedly "intelligent- informed" media and bureaucrats make such stupid wise cracks! 
Stop it already! 
No farmer hires "undocumented" - or "illegal" immigrants. 
Farmers and ranchers go through a very articulate process to hire individuals from other countries that "know how" to handle their cattle/sheep/veggies etc. 
PLEASE stop perpetuating inaccurate claims, "farmers need undocumented workers." 
Also, where are all these "workers?" We know many farmers and ranchers who are having to go out of business because they can't FIND qualified individuals - documented or U.S. Citizens - who know how to work the fields, cattle, sheep etc. 
With the monies states are getting to handle illegals, no wonder they don't work. Where's that money going anyway? 
What farmers and ranchers REALLY need is WATER! 
Why don't you all work on that?

Monday, March 5, 2018


Will Congress finally get tough on junk science?

House hearing investigates a UN cancer agency accused of misusing US taxpayer funds

Paul Driessen

A growing problem for modern industrialized Western societies is the legion of government agencies and unelected bureaucrats and allied nongovernmental organizations that seem impervious to transparency, accountability or reform. Their expansive power often controls public perceptions and public policies.

Prominent among them are those involved in climate change research and energy policy. In recent years, they have adjusted data to fit the dangerous manmade climate chaos narrative, while doling out billions of taxpayer dollars for research that supports this perspective, and basing dire predictions and policy demands primarily on climate models that assume carbon dioxide now drives climate and weather (and the sun, water vapor, ocean currents and other powerful natural forces have been relegated to minor roles).

Reform is essential. Meanwhile, another troubling example underscores the scope of the problem and the difficulties Congress and other government administrators face when they try to rein in rogue agencies.

In November 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology sent the UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) a letter raising questions about scientific bias, secrecy and corruption at the agency. When IARC obfuscated the issues, the committee sent a second letter, seeking answers within a week.

Otherwise, the Committee said, it would consider “whether the values of scientific integrity and transparency are reflected in IARC monographs and if future expenditures of federal taxpayer dollars need to continue.” The United States is the IARC monograph program’s biggest contributor, having given it nearly $50 million to date.

Agency director Dr. Christopher Wild bided his time four weeks before replying (many would say rather testily and condescendingly) and concluding: “IARC would be grateful if the House Science Committee would take all necessary measures to ensure that the immunity of the Organization, its officials and experts, as well as the inviolability of its archives and documents, are fully respected.” [emphasis added]

Refusing to be cowed, on February 6 the committee held a hearing, “In Defense of Scientific Integrity: Examining the IARC Monograph Programme and Glyphosate Review.” Evidence presented revealed that the monograph program is an antiquated approach that simply tries to determine from laboratory studies whether a particular chemical might cause cancer in test animals, even if only at ridiculously high levels that no human would or could ever be exposed to in the real world.

IARC performs no actual risk assessments that examine the potency of a substance to humans or the level of exposure at which the substance might actually have an adverse effect on people. It thus places bacon, sausage, plutonium and sunlight together in Group 1, its highest risk category: “definitely carcinogenic.” This provides no useful information from a public health perspective, but does give ammunition to activists who want to stoke fear and get chemicals they dislike banned.

IARC’s Group 2B carcinogens include caffeic acid, which is found in coffee, tea, and numerous healthy, must-eat fruits and vegetables, including apples, blueberries, broccoli, kale and onions. This group also includes acetaldehyde, which is found in bread, ginkgo balboa and aloe vera, lead Science Committee witness Dr. Timothy Pastoor noted in his testimony.

As Pastor also pointed out during the hearing, countless chemicals could theoretically cause cancer in humans at extremely high doses – but are completely harmless at levels encountered in our daily lives.

But it’s not just IARC’s overall approach that raises questions. As investigative journalists David Zaruk and Kate Kelland discovered, serious allegations have also been raised regarding the integrity of IARC’s review process. These include evidence that IARC deleted or manipulated data – and covered up major conflicts of interest by agency panel members who were employed by environmental activists and mass tort plaintiff attorneys who are targeting the very chemicals the panelists were reviewing and judging.

IARC’s latest quarry is glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide. The principal ingredient in the weed killer RoundUp, glyphosate is vital in modern agriculture, especially no-till farming.

The European Food Safety Authority, European Chemicals Agency, German Institute for Risk Assessment, US Environmental Protection Agency and other experts all found that glyphosate is safe and non-carcinogenic. So did the 25-year, multi-agency US Agricultural Health Study (AHS), which analyzed data on more than 89,000 farmers, commercial applicators, other glyphosate users and their spouses.

IARC alone says glyphosate is likely a cancer-causing agent – contradicting every other regulatory and reputable scientific body around the world. How could it possibly reach such a different conclusion?

According to Zaruk, Kelland and committee members, IARC deliberately ignored the AHS analysis. The chairman of the IARC working group on glyphosate later admitted in a sworn deposition that this study would have “altered IARC’s analysis.”

When an animal pathology report clearly said researchers “unanimously” agreed glyphosate had not caused abnormal growths in mice they had studied, IARC deleted the problematical sentence.

In other cases, IARC panelists inserted new statistical analyses that effectively reversed a study’s original finding, or quietly changed critical language exonerating the herbicide.

Meanwhile, Dr. Christopher Portier, the “consulting expert” for the working group that labeled glyphosate as “probably” cancer-causing, admitted in his own sworn testimony that – just a few days after IARC announced its guilty verdict – he signed a contract to serve as consultant to a law firm that is suing the chemical’s manufacturer (Monsanto) based on that verdict. Portier collected at least $160,000 just for his initial preparatory work.

Adding to the confusion and collusion, say Committee members, Linda Birnbaum’s $690-million-per-year National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (in the National Institutes of Health) has been collaborating with the same government agencies, pressure groups, trial lawyers and yet another anti-chemical activist organization, the Ramazzini Institute in Italy.

This is not science. It is corruption distortion and fraud – supported by our tax dollars and used to get important chemicals off the market.

The end result, if not the goal, is to undermine public confidence in science-based risk assessments, lend credibility to activist campaigns claiming numerous chemicals contaminate our foods and poison our bodies, and enable predatory tort lawyers to get rich suing manufacturers and driving them into bankruptcy.

Dr. Wild’s letters clearly suggest that IARC views the Science Committee’s concerns about the agency’s lack of scientific integrity and transparency as irrelevant – as a mere irritant, a minor threat to his agency’s unbridled power … and something the US government will ultimately do nothing to correct.

We will soon find out whether IARC is right – or if Congress is finally ready to play hardball with this unethical UN agency.

It’s also an important test for congressional oversight, spine and intestinal fortitude on holding other deep state agencies accountable for how they spend our money, what kind of science or pseudo-science they support and conduct, and how they will affect or even determine the public policies that in so many ways are the foundation of our economy, livelihoods and living standards.

PS: The Science Committee has also discovered that Vladimir Putin’s Internet Research Agency engaged in significant hacking, to inflame social media and instigate discord over US energy development and climate change policies – while Putin cronies laundered millions to fund radical green organizations. That too must be addressed by Congress and administrative agencies, including the Justice Department.

Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow ( and author of books and articles on energy and environmental policy.


Here's an example of Water Court being used to steal water.
You can stop Water Thieves by demanding your legislator implement The Resolution now!

The Resolution

A Resolution to reaffirm the process by which Colorado Water Rights are to be administered under the statutory laws of the State of Colorado.

Be it hereby resolved by this legislative body, the State of Colorado directs and requires State Water Engineers to administer, distribute and regulate the water of the state in a manner consistent with the rules of the Prior Appropriation system: *“First in time, first in right" or "Prior Appropriation” doctrine is based on *Priority Date and amount, aka *Allotment Quantity,” of both surface water and groundwater tributary to a surface stream.

There has been no law made that extinguished, “first in time, first in right.” Therefore, we wholly defer to C.R.S. 37-92-102 and hereby declare C.R.S. 37-92-102 stand as the policy of the state of Colorado that, in the determination of water rights, uses, and administration of water, the following principles shall apply:

The Legislator finds the language of this Statute to be clear and unambiguous.

This Resolution hereby orders the State Engineer shall apply the law as it is written.

C.R.S. 37-92-102 Legislative declaration basic tenets of   
Colorado Water Law

The Resolution

(2) Recognizing that previous and existing laws have given inadequate attention to the development and use of underground waters of the state, that the use of underground waters as an independent source or in conjunction with surface waters is necessary to the present and future welfare of the people of this state, and that the future welfare of the state depends upon a sound and flexible integrated use of all waters of the state, it is hereby declared to be the further policy of the state of Colorado that, in the determination of water rights, uses, and administration of water, the following principles shall apply:

· (a) Water rights and uses vested prior to June 7, 1969, in any person by virtue of previous or existing laws, including an appropriation from a well, shall be protected subject to the provisions of this article.

· (b) The existing use of groundwater, either independently or in conjunction with surface rights, shall be recognized to the fullest extent possible, subject to the preservation of other existing vested rights, but, at his own point of diversion on a natural watercourse, each diverter must establish some reasonable means of effectuating his diversion. He is not entitled to command the whole flow of the stream merely to facilitate his taking the fraction of the whole flow to which he is entitled.

· (c) The use of groundwater may be considered as an alternate or *supplemental source of supply for surface decrees entered prior to June 7, 1969, taking into consideration both previous usage and the necessity to protect the vested rights of others.

· (d) No reduction of any lawful diversion because of the operation of the priority system shall be permitted unless such reduction would increase the amount of water available to and required by water rights having senior priorities.”

*Supplemental  -well drilled prior to 1969 will have the same priority date as the original surface appropriation and can be used to supplement the surface allotment quantity only up to the adjudicated amount of the original surface appropriation. Any water pumped above the total original surface appropriation amount will only have a priority of the date upon which the well was drilled and put to beneficial use. This was the intent of the State legislature as expressed in this Statute.

*First in time, first in right. An appropriation is made when an individual physically takes water from a stream (or underground aquifer) and places that water to some type of beneficial use. The first person to appropriate water and apply that water to use has the first right to use that water within a particular stream system. This person (after receiving a court decree verifying their priority status) then becomes the senior water right holder on the stream, and that water right must be satisfied before any other water rights can be fulfilled.

*Priority date: “previous, existing, pre-existing, valid, vested and senior water rights.” and amount of surface and groundwater connected, not separate.

The appropriation date of a water right is the earliest date on which the applicant can demonstrate the initiation of the appropriation, and applies to surface and groundwater (conjunctive use) tributary to a surface stream. Surface water and groundwater are connected.

*Allotment Quantity: Assume three water-users exist on a stream system with adjudicated water rights totaling 5 cfs (cubic feet per second). The user with the earliest priority date has a decree for 2 cfs, the second priority has a decree for 2 cfs, and the third priority right has a decree for 1 cfs of water. When the stream is carrying 5 cfs of water or more, all of the rights on this stream can be fulfilled. However, if the stream is carrying only 3 cfs of water, its priority number 3 will not receive any water, with priority number 2 receiving only half of its 2 cfs right. Priority number 1 will receive its full amount of 2 cfs under this scenario.

This process of allocating water to various water users is traditionally referred to as "Water Rights Administration," and is the responsibility of the Division of Water Resources.

Sunday, February 18, 2018


Reverend Marsh
Father Kros 

You’ll Do Anything to Get into Heaven!
By Roni Bell 
The recent Parkland School shooting has brought out commentators who claim “we now have people who don’t know right from wrong." 
Those comments, "don't know right from wrong," echoed Father Kros 32 years ago. 

The truly preventable and tragic loss of human lives, at the hands of a boy who truly didn't know "right from wrong," began rumbling around teachings of two long time friends: Father Kros and Reverend Marsh. 
About 51 years ago I was hospitalized in Clarkson Hospital Omaha, shortly after I’d worked there.
Had gotten to know Clarkson’s resident Episcopalian Bishop, and already held as close friends Reverend Donald Marsh (of my Grace United Methodist Church in Papillion), and Father Donald Kros (Chaplain at then-Rummel High School in Omaha).
A friend came to visit when all three were in my room. Following the introductions, my friend stated loudly to all, “Boy Roni! You’ll do anything to get into heaven!”
From the time I was 13 until Reverend Marsh's death 2013, he and his wife Helen were close friends of mine.

We did FUN things together like “entertaining at Senior Citizen homes.” Don would play the piano (put his way through seminary playing in night clubs), Helen plunked on a Ukulele, and I’d sing.
In 1964, Reverend Marsh married me to my first husband; and in 1968 to my second husband.
When it came to Chuck, I told Don, “Nope! Can’t let you do this again. Didn’t work the first two times…and I want THIS one to last!” Each time we re-told that story, we’d all burst into laughter!
Reverend Marsh was all about "Agape." 
While I worked at Mr. Kelly’s, Father Kros would come visit his buddy Kelly McMahon. Overtime, and as I served him a pre-dinner martini, wine with dinner and Green Chartreuse afterwards, we became friends.
I called him “Donnie,” he called me “you little brat.”
His sister Susan left the order and shortly after became Gene’s (my X-husband) assistant. Donnie kidded Susan, “you’re my sister who used to be a sister, but is still my sister.”
Susan was a beautiful “lady” I respected dearly. Regrettably, I’ve lost track of Susan and her grand husband Harry Grace.
Reverend Marsh and Father Kros both teased me, “You’re far more conservative than I.” Then we’d launch into deep discussions and I’d take both to the mat countering with, “See! We agree on every point. Therefore, I’m as ‘liberal as you!”
Donnie came to visit Susan in about 1986. I will never ever forget his sadly telling me, “I’m seeing a future of people who will not know the difference between right and wrong.”
He explained how, as one time chaplain of Rummel High and his subsequent years at parishes in northern Nebraska, he’d seen families break up, single parent homes, an eroding of boundaries, government intrusion, disappearance of God, advent of video games, babies raising themselves, vanishing work ethic and just all around “confusion and lack of direction.”
Shortly before Donnie died, I called and asked him, “How did you know?”
His simple answer? “Little brats who’d do anything to get into heaven were disappearing.”
Father Kros was all about "Agape." 

If you look up  "goodness, grace and agape," you're sure to see: Father Kros and Reverend Marsh. 
RIP Father Kros and Reverend Marsh. May you have heavenly influence over us, and teach us the difference between "right and wrong." 

Agape, to families everywhere, who suffer at the hands of those who do not know, "right from wrong." 


BY MIKE MAY Catholic Voice

Father Donald Kros, an Omaha native whose 57 years in the priesthood included serving in rural and urban parishes and high schools, died Nov. 15. He was 82.
Born in 1933, he attended Ss. Peter and Paul School. Father Kros also studied at Conception Seminary in Conception, Mo., and Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
Ordained in 1959, Father Kros served as assistant pastor of two Omaha parishes – then-Holy Angels Parish from 1959 to 1960, and St. Bernard Parish from 1960 to 1965. He served as chaplain at then-Rummel High School in Omaha from 1965 to 1969.
Father Kros became pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Raeville in 1969, serving there until 1977, when he was appointed pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Bloomfield. His last assignment as pastor was of Assumption Parish in Lynch in 1992, where he served until he retired in Lynch in 1998.
Born in Omaha, he attended Ss. Peter and Paul School. Father Kros also studied at Conception Seminary in Conception, Mo., and Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
Father Donald Kros, an Omaha native whose 57 years in the priesthood included service in rural and urban parishes and high schools, died Nov. 15. He was 82.
Memorial Masses will be held Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Church in Bloomfield and Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Omaha. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha at a later date.
Father Kros was "extremely comfortable in his own skin and powerfully authentic," said longtime friend Msgr. James Gilg.
"He was also very gracious and hospitable, counseling many people who contacted him for help with emotional and personal crises. He was a lifesaver to many people and loved telling people they were loved by God for who they are."
Ordained in 1959, Father Kros served as assistant pastor at two Omaha parishes – then-Holy Angels Parish from 1959 to 1960, and St. Bernard Parish from 1960 to 1965. He served as chaplain at then-Archbishop Rummel High School in Omaha from 1965 to 1969.
Father Kros became pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Raeville in 1969, serving there until 1977, when he became pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Bloomfield.
During his time in Raeville, he also taught and served as guidance counselor and president at Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in nearby Elgin.
"One of his extraordinary talents was connecting with high school kids," Msgr. Gilg said. "He was very effective working with young people."
Father Kros’ last pastorate was at Assumption Parish in Lynch in 1992, where he served until his retirement in Lynch in 1998.
He was preceded in death by parents, William and Mary Kros; brother, William; nephew, Mark. He is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Susan Lorraine and Harry Grace; brothers and sisters-in-law, James, Edward and Yvonne, and Elizabeth; nephews; great-nephews; great-nieces; caretaker, Sandy Sebben.
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Reverend Donald F. Marsh 

Donald F. Marsh, 88, of Lincoln, went to heaven Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Born November 15, 1924 at the family farm near Archer, Neb., the son of Marion and Belle (Mesner) Marsh. Attended Gardner School Dist. 23, graduated Central City High School 1942. Veteran of WWII, served in the Army Medical Corps. Attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, Garrett Seminary and Duke Divinity School. Married life love and partner, Helen Adelia Terry, March 22, 1952. Earned Doctor of Ministry at San Francisco Seminary. Served as United Methodist pastor in Schuyler, Papillion, Hanscom Park (Omaha), Geneva and Faith Westwood (Millard) churches and as Superintendent of the Southeast District.

An accomplished pianist, song leader and composer, Don led workshops and seminars on the role of music in worship. Wrote numerous musicals, songs and cantatas, including "Barbecue for Ben", three volumes of hymn embellishments called "The Gospel Pianist", and Advent song "Waiting, Waiting". Don and Helen are fondly remembered for their musical and pantomime skits as the "Marshmallows".
Don was also a strong advocate for peace and justice issues. He ministered to prisoners with AIDS when others would not. Active in Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty. Moreover, he lived his life by the words he preached; forever compassionate, kind and forgiving. Don was intelligent, well-informed, creative and had a witty, wondrous sense of humor.
Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen; sons, Steve (LaVonne) Marsh, Dave (Mary Hansen) Marsh; grandchildren, Keenan Marsh and Corina Marsh; step-grandson, Tim Emry; brother, Glenn (Donna) Marsh; sisters-in-law, Roberta Marsh, Marilyn Marsh and Georgene Sanders.
Celebration of life Monday, Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m. and visitation Sunday, Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 46th & A, Lincoln. Memorials to Christ UMC, UMCOR Philippines Relief or family.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Gangsters & Hooligans Gang Bang American Museum of Natural History is presented by over 200 Science Realists - who "urge the Museum trustees not to cave in to this pressure!"

The American Museum of Natural History has a long and honorable tradition of enlightening the world at large with outstanding scientific exhibits and public lectures.

But now there are agitators waving signs in front of the Museum.

They are vilifying a scientifically-engaged trustee, Rebekah Mercer, who helps make these exhibits possible with generous donations.

Ms. Mercer’s family foundation also supports politicians the agitators despise, and organizations or scientists with views contrary to their belief in human-caused, catastrophic global warming.

The signers of this letter include many scientists, with a deep understanding of climate.

The case for harm from catastrophic global warming is growing weaker as more is learned about the Earth’s climate system, and about the poor predictive power of computer climate models. The Earth has supported abundant life many times in the geological past when there were much higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

It is quite likely that future generations will benefit from the enrichment of Earth’s atmosphere with more carbon dioxide. And there is no doubt that policies advocated by many of the protestors will cause economic harm across the world, especially to those hoping to climb out of poverty.
It is unlikely that Ms. Mercer and all of the signers would vote for the same political candidates.
But all of us urge the Museum trustees not to cave in to this pressure.
Make no mistake, the agitators are not defending science from quackery—quite the contrary!
They demand that the Museum support a party line, thinly disguised as science.


The American Museum of Natural History has a long and honorable tradition of enlightening the world at large with outstanding scientific exhibits and public lectures.
However, on January 25th , 2018, an open letter was submitted to the museum accusing them of being “anti-science” and promoting “climate science misinformation”, and in particular, vilifying a scientifically-engaged trustee of the museum, Rebekah Mercer. 
The lead signatory on the letter was Dr. James Powell, a geochemist who has written extensively about his belief that there is a secretive cabal of vested interests “attacking science” and promoting “misinformation” about climate science for sinister reasons, e.g., his 2011 book, “The inquisition of climate science”. Powell and many of the other signatories have argued that those who disagree with them on any aspect of climate change are “anti-science” and that their opinions should be suppressed. Ironically, this idea of suppressing opposing scientific views is the very antithesis of scientific inquiry. Yet, in this particular case, while the January 25th letter purports to be about an alleged example of “anti-science”, the letter’s vilification of the American Museum of Natural History, and of one of its trustees seems to be purely ideological.
Powell and his co-signatories are complaining about two sentences on the label for a particular exhibit on the fourth floor of the museum. The exhibit which was installed in 1993 summarised the scientific consensus at the time on “what caused the Ice Ages?”: “The causes of the Ice Ages are not fully understood, but we know some factors that led to the first growth of the polar ice sheets.
One was a decline in world temperatures over the previous 30 million years. Another was the formation, about 3 million years ago, of the Isthmus of Panama, which connected North and South America and diverted the oceans’ circulation to a more northward pattern. Since the first northern-hemisphere glaciers formed, 2.6 million years ago, the polar ice caps have expanded and contracted in response to variations in the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, causing cold spells alternating with warmer periods, like the one we live in now.
There is no reason to believe that another Ice Age won’t come. In the past, warm cycles lasted about 10,000 years, and it’s been that long since last cool period. Human-made pollutants may also have an effect on the Earth’s climatic cycles.”
On January 6th , a visitor to the museum, Dr. Jonah Busch, objected on Twitter to the last paragraph and claimed that the museum was “promoting misinformation on climate change”. In particular, he objected to the use of the word “may” in the sentence “Human-made pollutants may also have an effect on the Earth’s climatic cycles” because the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report (2014), concluded (predominantly on the basis of computer model studies) that “Greenhouse gases emissions are extremely likely to have been the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century”. However, when the exhibit had been installed in 1993, the IPCC was far more equivocal on the causes of recent warming, and in their 1st Assessment Report (1990) had concluded, “The size of the warming over the last century is broadly consistent with the predictions of climate models, but is also of the same magnitude as natural climate variability.”
It is true that, while the label is still correct, the IPCC’s perspective has changed over time. However, when the exhibit had been installed in 1993, the label accurately reflected the IPCC’s perspective. Moreover, once the museum was alerted to the specific content of the label, they quickly responded (January 8th): “Based on data, the content is not wrong – but it is showing its age (nearly 25 years). Were it written today, it would have different context and emphasis, and more recent scientific data, as current exhibitions/more recent halls do. In the more recent Hall of Planet Earth, for example, exhibits point to the rise of atmospheric CO2 due to human activities, and to evidence for increases in pollutants from human activity recorded in ice core layers.” This bears no resemblance to the claims of “anti-science propaganda” or “climate science misinformation” which Powell and his co-signatories are accusing the museum of.
The exhibit in question was just one of many, and although now quite old, accurately reflected the scientific opinions at the time it was installed. And, Powell and his co-signatories agree that the museum’s response was both prompt and reasonable.
More importantly, Rebekah Mercer did not join the museum’s board of trustees until 2013 – 20 years after that 1993 exhibit had been installed.
We appreciate that Powell and many of his cosignatories might have different political views from Rebekah Mercer. But, they are not entitled to use the false claims of “anti-science propaganda” and “climate science misinformation” for their ideological campaigns.
In response to the January 25th letter, we commend the Museum and its trustees for their promotion of science, and their efforts in science education.
The signers of this letter include many scientists and we are definitively “pro-science” and are opposed to “climate science misinformation”.
However, the letter by Powell and his co-signatories is itself anti-science and ideologically-driven. All of us urge the Museum trustees not to cave in to this pressure.

Signers,1 J. Scott Armstrong, Professor, University of Pennsylvania (Lifetime Achievement Award in Climate Science, 2017- Heartland Institute) Dr. Jan L. Breslow, Professor Rockefeller University Member National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7 Astronaut, Colonel USMCR Ret, Physicist, Advisory Board National Renewable Energy Laboratory Freeman Dyson, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Christopher Essex, Permanent Monitoring Panel on Climate, World Federation of Scientists, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario Ivar Giaever, Applied Biophysics, Inc., Nobel Prize in Physics 1973 William Happer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Princeton University Richard Lindzen, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Kary Mullis, Inventor of PCR, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1993 1 The views represented in this letter are those of the individual signatories and not the institutions they are affiliated with. Institutions are listed simply for identification purposes. Sergiu Klainerman, Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Foreign Member of the French Academy of Sciences Ralph B. Alexander, Ph.D., Former Associate Professor of Physics, Wayne State University Dr. D. Weston Allen, M.B.B.S., FRACGP, Grad Dip Phys Med, Director of Medical Services, Kingscliff Health, New South Wales, author of The Weather Makers Re-examined Jock Allison, PhD, ONZM, New Zealand Michael Asten, Professor of Geophysics (retired), School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University, Melbourne Australia Dr. Anthony. F. Bainbridge MA CEng FIET FHEA Dr. Tim Ball, Ph.D Historical Climatology Paul Bamford, B.Ed., Post Grad. Dip. Mathematics Associate Professor William E. Bamford, BE, ME, PhD, FIEAust, CPEng, MAusIMM, Expert in Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanic Richard D. Bardo, PhD., Chemical Physicist, Naval Surface Warfare Center and Los Alamos National Lab. David F. Bartlett, Physics Prof Emeritus, Fellow American Physical Society Colin M Barton BSc, PhD, FInst Eng Aus.(retr’d) Hon.F.RMIT University, Former Principal Research Scientist CSIRO John Bassett, BSc, PhD, CEng, FIET, Company Director Joseph Bastardi. PSU meteorology, 78 Charles G. Battig, M.D. Environment Advisor to the Heartland Institute Dr. Peter J. Baum (Ret), Physicist, Director UCR T-1 Magnetosphere Simulation Laboratory, Member Technical staff General Research Corp Santa Barbara; Lifetime Member American Geophysical Union Barbara M. Bebbington E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., Founder and National Spokesman The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation David J. Benard, PhD Physics, University of Illinois 1972, Co-inventor of the Oxygen-Iodine Chemical Laser & Recipient of the US Air Force Systems Command Award For Technical Achievement Sara Louise Bennett Ph.D. MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography 1988 International Environment Specialist, Edmonton Alberta, Canada Certified Environmental Professional - Environmental Manager, Canada (CECAB) Stein Storlie Bergsmark, Physicist, MSc, Independent Scientist Edwin X Berry, PhD, Physics, CCM. CEO, Climate Physics, LLC, C B Bigham, PhD, Retired Glen Bishop - MA Natural Sciences Cambridge University and MSc in Management MIT Agust H. Bjarnason. M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Specialist in Geothermal Power Plants, Partner Verkis Engineering, Former Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Iceland David L. Black, Ph.D., F-ABFT, FAIC Founder, Aegis Sciences Corporation; Founder and CEO, The Phoenix Sciences Group, LLC; Founder and CEO, 2 nd Vote (; Clinical Associate Professor, Immunology, Microbiology, Pathology and Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee David Blackall - BSc (Agric), Dip Ed, MA (Jour), PhD. Science writer, Journalist, Filmmaker Thomas L. Blanton, Ph.D., Geology John Blethen, Ph.D., Physics, Stanford University 1974, retired Harald Bjørn Bodahl, Electrical Technician and Teacher Hein Bodahl, Head Engineer Henning Bodahl, Electronic Engineer and Farmer Dr. Sonja A. Boehmer-Christiansen, Reader Emeritus, Department of Geography, Hull University David Boleneus, BS MS Geology, MBA, President Hydro Imaging Inc., Retired, Operating the Family Farm. My Wheat Thrives on the Carbon Dioxide Dr. Henning Bongers, Physicist, Independent Scientist/Technical Consultant W.R. Bozeman, Masters, Medical Science (MMSc) Dennis Boothby B.V.Sc., Q.D.A.H, Cattle Veterinary Surgeon [retired] Dr. Howard Thomas Brady, Member of the Explorers Club New York Member of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences Ethan Brand, PE; MS Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; BA Physics, Michigan State University Dr. Phillip A W Bratby, BSc, PhD, retired physicist Alastair Brickell, BSc; MAIG, MGSNZ, MRASC, MRASNZ, Professional Geologist and Astronomy Educator William M. Briggs, PhD, Statistician to the Stars, Author of Uncertainty: The Soul of Modeling, Probability & Statistics Michael Bromley Ph.D. Sedimentologist and Structural Geologist, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and As Sulaymaniyah, Kurdish Autonomous Region, Iraq Keith Brooke-Sumner (BSc Chem Eng UCT) Robert Brooks, ASTC, FAusIMM, CPMin, MIEAust, CPEng (ret) NM. Mining Engineer Cooper St Waggrakine, Geraldton WA 6530 Australia David P. 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From 2009 to 2011 (four sessions), Mr. Harris taught a total of 1,500 students "Climate Change: an Earth Sciences Perspective", a second year course in the Faculty of Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa Steven Hatfill, MD (MBChB) Biodiversity Scientist and Virologist Adjunct Assistant Professor, George Washington University Howard Cork Hayden, PhD Professor (Emeritus) of Physics, UConn Dennis B. Hayes, Fellow APS Research Physicist: Sandia, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories President, Lockheed Martin Nevada Technologies (retired) Dr. Beth Haynes, MD Dr. David L. 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MSc in Meteorology and PhD in Marine Geology (University of Tromsø) Lowell A. Howard, B.S. Chemistry, 1968, University of Wisconsin, Madison Douglas Hoyt, Retired, Physicist Ole Humlum, Professor of Physical Geography, Emeritus, University of Oslo, Norway Eric A. Huxter MA, MSc, PhD, FRGS Craig D. Idso, Ph.D., Chairman, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change Terri Jackson Bsc (hons) MSc; Independent Physicist; Original Founder Energy and Climate Group Institute of Physics, London Albert F. Jacobs, Geol. Drs., P. Geol., Co-founder Friends of Science Society Antero Järvinen, Professor, Director of Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, University of Helsinki Hans Jelbring PhD, climatologist, thesis: Wind Controlled Climate, Stockholm University, 1998 Neil M. Jordan, P.E., D.WRE, Civil Engineer, CA, OR, AZ Jon P. 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Miller, PhD, Economics Steve Milloy, MHS, JD, LLM, Publisher, Forrest M. Mims III, Rolex Award for developing a handheld instrument to accurately measure the ozone layer and near daily observations since 1990 of total ozone, total water vapor (the leading greenhouse gas), optical thickness of the atmosphere and UV-B. Expert reviewer for IPCC’s AR-5. Named by Discover Magazine one of the “Fifty Best Brains in Science.” Dr Don Mingay, Physicist, Nuclear/ Solid State Research and Technology Management. South African based at Wits University and A.E.C.. International at Cal. Tech, Yale, Bell Labs, UKAEA and IAEA. Recent fifteen year retirement deep focus on both Energy and Climate Change current challenges of both understanding and decision making. Publications in Nuclear, Solid State, and Technology disciplines Dennis M. Mitchell, CPA, QEP H. Lee Mitchell, Hydrogeologist (ret., SC Dept. of Natural Resources); Registered Professional Geologist in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia; Member, Carolina Geological Society Christopher Monroe Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics, University of Maryland Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute and Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science Member, National Academy of Sciences Mr Des Moore has an LSE honours degree and worked for 28 years in the Australian federal Treasury. From thinktanks (including his own), he has published and spoken widely since 1987. He has disputed analyses by the Club of Rome and IPCC and advocated a much smaller role for governments. 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Shanahan, Dr. Ing., President, Environmentalists for Nuclear – USA Dr. Thomas P Sheahen, PhD (physics) , M.I.T., Director , Science & Environmental Policy Project Dr. Fred Sigernes, Prof. Physics – Optics and atmospheric research; Head of the Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO); Leader of Ground-based Instrumentation Group -The Birkeland Centre for Space Science (BCSS) William H. Snyer, retired Senior Engineer Professor Jan-Erik Solheim, Physics, Emeritus, University of Tromsø, Norway Willie Soon, PhD, Astrophysicist and Geoscientist, Salem MA, USA (Recipient of the 2017 Frederick Seitz Memorial Award from the Science and Environmental Policy Project) Roberto Soria, Professor of Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences David South, Emeritus Professor, Forestry and Wildlife Science, Auburn University William P. Sparling MA-War Studies (Royal Military College of Canada), MA-Disaster and Emergency Management (Royal Roads University), Applied Science Technologist (ASTTBC) Edwin W. Spiers, PhD., Retired Physicist Dr. Meinhard Stalder, Physicist Walter Starck PhD, Marine Science 1964 Peter Stilbs, Professor emeritus of Physical Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (FRSC, member APS, SKR) Szymon Suckewer, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, School of Eng. and Appl. Science, Princeton University Dr. Mitch Taylor, Polar Bear Biologist, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada David J. Theroux, Founder and President, Independent Institute; Publisher, The Independent Review Frank J. Tipler, Professor of Mathematical Physics, Tulane University Richard Toland, PhD, PE Alan D Tomlin, PhD (Entomology & Biochemistry, Rutgers), Research Scientist & Director of Pest Management Centre, Agriculture Canada (retired) Ralf D. Tscheuschner, Dipl.-Phys., Dr.rer.nat. 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Meteorologist, Researcher and Commentator on Climate Change for Half a Century Anthony Watts Former TV meteorologist, publisher of the most visited climate related website in the world, Carl-Otto Weiss, Professor of Physics, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany Ruairi Weldon, Writer of 600+ skeptical climate related limericks and hundreds of other anti-alarmist lines of poetry on the Jo Nova blog Catherine G White, S.B., 1980, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lawrence A Wilson; Retiree; former CEO Bowater-Scott Australia; Academics - Diplomas Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (Swinburne Inst. Tech. 1959/61; Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne 1969); Citizen Scientist - intensive study of Science & Politics of ‘Climate Change’ for over 25 years, including over 2500 formal Papers and Books JWR Whitfield, Fraser Technology Charles A. Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC Professor Thomas Wolfram, Ph.D in Physics from U of Calif. Riverside Fellow of APS and former Chairman of the Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. Missouri, Coumbia Author of Several Condensed Matter Physics Books T.B. Wolters, MSc; Climate Researcher and Chairman, Environment, Science and Policy Foundation Thomas Wysmuller, Chair Oceanographic Section, 2016 World Congress on Oceans, Qingdao China Founding member NASA TRCS Climate Group, Houston TX Wyss Yim DSc, PhD, Earth Systems Scientist, Professor, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Deputy Chairman, Climate Change Science Implementation Team, UNESCO’s International Year of Planet Earth 2007-2009 S. Stanley Young, Ph.D., FASA, FAAAS, Statistician Benjamin Zycher, Ph.D., American Enterprise Institute