(PRweb) Dr. Sherwood B. Idso – the world’s leading authority on the effects of carbon dioxide on plants – will receive special recognition at an international conference on global warming taking place July 7–9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Idso is the first recipient of the Frederick Seitz Memorial Award, an annual award established by former colleagues of one of the world’s best known and most highly respected scientists. Seitz was deeply skeptical of claims that “global warming” is either man-made or dangerous. The award will be presented by atmospheric scientist Dr. S. Fred Singer of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP).
Global Warming Debate
The debate over the causes and consequences of global warming (or “climate change”) is one of the great controversies of the modern era. While environmental activists and some politicians claim “the debate is over” and call for immediate action to reduce man-made greenhouse gas emissions, others say the science points to only a very small human impact – too small to warrant concern – and the costs of trying to prevent global warming far exceed the benefits.
Ninth International Conference on Climate Change
The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change is expected to attract nearly 1,000 speakers, scientists, and guests willing to question whether man-made global warming is a problem worth addressing. The event has 31 cosponsors and features 60 prominent scientists and economists as keynoters or panelists.
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Dr. Sherwood Idso
The award recipient, Dr. Sherwood Idso, is president of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, a nonprofit research and education organization based in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to 2001 he was a research physicist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service at the U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked since 1967.
Dr. Idso is the author or co-author of more than 500 scientific publications and three influential books on carbon dioxide and global change, the most recent being Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts (2014). He served long tenures on the editorial board of the international journals Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and Environmental and Experimental Botany. Over the course of his career, he has been an invited reviewer of manuscripts for 56 scientific journals and 17 funding agencies, representing an unusually large array of disciplines.
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