2014 Winner of the Voice of Reason Award
Dr. Arthur Robinson, is a distinguished chemist, cofounder of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM), and editor of the influential newsletter Access to Energy. He received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at San Diego.
In 2014, Dr. Robinson received the Voice of Reason Award and a cash stipend from The Heartland Institute. The award was presented in Las Vegas at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change on July 7-9.
Beginning in 1997, Dr. Robinson, along with his son Noah, Dr. Frederick Seitz, Dr. Sallie Baliunas, Dr. Willie Soon, and others, organized the Petition Project, a statement firmly rejecting global warming alarmism eventually signed by more than 31,000 U.S. scientists.
Dr. Robinson updated and re-issued the petition in 2007 and continues to maintain it as the world’s largest directory of scientists who reject global warming alarmism.
The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, founded in 1981, is a non-profit research institute devoted to conducting basic and applied research in subjects immediately applicable to increasing the quality, quantity, and length of human life. 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. For more information about OISM, go to www.oism.org.
Dr. Robinson also writes and edits Access to Energy, a newsletter that discusses scientific issues of special importance to the public interest. The text is written in layman’s terms and includes references to the scientific literature in support of the conclusions reached. Access to Energy was founded by Petr Beckmann in 1973 and published by him until his death in 1993. Dr. Robinson says of his readers and editorial philosophy, “We don’t ask them to trust and parrot us, we ask them to think.” For more information, go to www.accesstoenergy.com.
Dr. Robinson served as a faculty member of University of California at San Diego until co‑founding the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine with Linus Pauling in 1973. Beginning with their initial work together on general anesthesia and the structure of water at Caltech in 1961, Pauling and Robinson carried out published research on a wide variety of topics from nuclear physics to nutrition until 1978. They ceased work together in 1978 because of a disagreement between them on the effects of ascorbic acid on the growth rate of cancer in mice.
There is no stronger proof that the ‘97% consensus’ is a fraud on humanity than the Oregon Petition that you sponsored and saw through. If science ever were about votes (which it most assuredly is not), 32,000 scientists sure beats the 75 who represent that bogus consensus. May you now bring your knowledge, your strong voice of reason, and your unswerving dedication to family and country, to a Congress that is sorely in need of your fine qualities. Congratulations!
Thanks for promoting unwelcome reason among alarmist ideologues.
“I join with your many friends and admirers in congratulating you and your well-deserved Award.”
Dr. Robinson is a hero not just among global warming skeptics, but among many working scientists, engineers, and concerned citizens who have long sought his advice and insights on a wide range of scientific and energy-related issues.