(Jane Orient, William M Briggs, Bobby Scott, Hermann Berg) USofA - Bad science blocks access to life saving technology10.Sep.2016
Jane Orient, M.D., managing editor of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Bobby Scott, scientist emeritus at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, William Briggs, Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Cornell, Hermann W. Berg, M.D.: “Science” is said to be dictating “evidence-based” policy with far-reaching effects on American life. “Evidence-based medicine,” which is largely applied epidemiology, supports the “guidelines” that increasingly dictate medical treatment. Its flaws are so serious that even its former ardent proponents are beginning to recognize that it is in crisis,
Howard Cork Hayden is an emeritus professor of physics from the University of Connecticut. The Energy Advocate, TEA, is his monthly publication about many topics related to energy. This article has excerpts from the September, 2016 edition about nuclear energy and the star gymnast in the 2016 Olympics. Each issue is packed with interesting essays for students, teachers, parents, and the public. To order TEA, see instructions in this article.
James Watson, CEO at Chevron: The energy we produce enables light, heat, mobility, mechanized agriculture, modern communications, the health system that keeps us well, and the many electronic devices that keep us connected and entertained. It’s also the feedstock for everything from crayons to contact lenses, not to mention the basis of our roads and runways. More than 50 percent of the world's energy currently comes from oil and natural gas – and another nearly 30 percent from coal. Fossil fuels have enabled the greatest advancements in living standards over the last 150 years.
Tom Harris is executive director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition. Tim Ball is an environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba: The best answer to most of the claims by climate activists and their political allies is simply: so what? "Climate change is real," they say. So what? Gravity and sunrise are also real. That doesn't mean we cause them or we would be better off without them. Climate has been changing since the origin of the atmosphere billions of years ago.