Last updated on: 6/17/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is Human Activity Primarily Responsible for Global Climate Change?"
Reasoning:

“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the forseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.

Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”

“Global Warming Petition Project,” www.petitionproject.org (accessed June 17, 2009)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine is a non-profit research institute established in 1980…

Research in the Institute’s laboratories includes work in protein biochemistry, diagnostic medicine, nutrition, preventive medicine, and aging. The Institute also carries out work on the improvement of basic education and emergency preparedness.

The Institute is entirely supported by donations and grants from private individuals and foundations and by the independent earnings and resources of its faculty and volunteers. It does not solicit or accept tax-financed government funds. The Institute has a modest endowment, no debts, and a policy of incurring none. It is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)3 public foundation.

The Institute currently has six faculty members, several regular volunteers, and a larger number of other volunteers who work on occasional projects. Most of the Institute’s work is carried out in a modern 7,000 square foot research laboratory, which includes a full complement of equipment for work in biochemistry and molecular biology and some specialized equipment including a Bruker ion cyclotron resonance Fourier transform mass spectrometer for work on protein deamidation.”

“Home,” www.oism.org (accessed June 17, 2010)

Mission:

“[T]o conduct basic and applied research in subjects immediately applicable to increasing the quality, quantity, and length of human life.”

“Home,” www.oism.org (accessed June 17, 2010)

Other:
501(c)(3) non-profit foundation
Contact Info:
Phone
None found
Email
info@oism.org
Website
www.oism.org