Navigation Links
NASA scientist James Hansen to speak at July 11 conference on 'Rejuvenating Public Sector Science'
Date:6/24/2008

Join us at a daylong event to help forge an agenda for maintaining the independence of regulatory science and protecting scientists from political meddling and corporate influence. Dr. James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will speak on the "Threat to the Planet: The Dark and Bright Sides of Global Warming." Dr. Hansen is considered the world's leading authority on climate change and the need to take immediate action to curb emissions of greenhouse gases, and was the first to focus global attention on the growing urgency of the climate crisis when he testified before a U.S. Senate Committee in 1988.

Dr. Hansen will be joined by distinuished panels of experts in the environmental, energy, and medical fields who will testify to the importance of government science to protect the independence of regulatory science and ensure its freedom from the influence of powerful special interests.

Register Now! Registration is open to all and is free for members of the press!

The conference is Friday, July 11, 2008 at the Ronald Reagan International Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Sessions will include:

Beyond the Phony "Debate": Government Science and the Climate Crisis
Curbing Industry Influence over Regulatory Science
Protecting Public Sector Scientists
Reducing Conflicts of Interest on Federal Advisory Committees
What Role for Industry in Setting the Comparative Effectiveness Agenda
The Energy Future: Whose Alternatives?
Conservation in a Hostile Climate
A Common Standard for Journals' Conflict of Interest Disclosure

Additional Speakers will include:

Representative Brad Miller, Chairman, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, House Committee on Science and Technology
David Michaels, author, Doubt is Their Product

James Furnish, former Forest Service Deputy Chief, Agriculture Department
William Hirzy, Executive Vice-President, National Treasury Employees Union, Chapter 280, EPA Headquarters
David Michaels, Director, Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy
Rick Piltz, Director, Climate Science Watch
David Pimentel, Professor of Ecology and Agricultural Sciences, Cornell University
Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow, Project Hope; former chief, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services


'/>"/>

Contact: Kirsten Stade
kstade@cspinet.org
202-777-8348
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Scientists may have solved an ecological riddle
2. Indiana U scientists uncover potential key to better drugs to fight toxoplasmosis parasite
3. New bee checklist lets scientists link important information about all bee species
4. Scientists discover DNA knot keeps viral genes tightly corked inside shell
5. Scientists find potential protein biomarkers for growth hormone
6. Scientists confirm that parts of earliest genetic material may have come from the stars
7. Scientists find 245 million-year-old burrows of land vertebrates in Antarctica
8. Leading scientist named new chair of Cell Biology at Yale
9. Brain stem cells can be awakened, say Schepens scientists
10. Scientists demonstrate feasibility of preventing malaria parasite from becoming sexually mature
11. New fingerprint breakthrough by forensic scientists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/4/2017)... LAS VEGAS , Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... in performance biometric sensor technology, today announced the ... Benchmark™ sensor systems, the highly-accurate biometric sensor ... ® biometric technology, experience and expertise. The ... of Benchmark designed specifically for hearables, and Benchmark ...
(Date:12/22/2016)... VIEW, Calif. , Dec. 20, 2016  As part ... levels, 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, recently released its ... Me . The book focuses on the topics of ... Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) taught in elementary school classrooms ... second in a series by illustrator Ariana Killoran , ...
(Date:12/20/2016)... LONDON , Dec. 20, 2016 ... car sharing, rental and leasing is stoking significant ... of radio frequency technology, Bluetooth low energy (BLE), ... emerge as the next wave of wireless technologies ... vehicle access system to advanced access systems opens ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... Switzerland (PRWEB) , ... January ... ... provider of advanced software solutions for pharmaceutical research and development (R&D), today ... expertise in omic data analysis and interpretation for the rapidly evolving field ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Mass. , Jan. 19, 2017 AquaBounty ... focused on enhancing productivity in aquaculture and a majority-owned ... announces that it has completed the listing of its ... the equity subscription from Intrexon. "AquaBounty,s listing ... that will broaden our exposure to the U.S. markets ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... DaVita ... full spectrum of drug and device development, and Prism Clinical Research , ... clinicians, today announced Verified Clinical Trials (VCT) has been selected by ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Jan. 18, 2017 BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: ... that it will host a live webcast of its Annual Meeting ... The webcast can be accessed from the BD ... through Tuesday, January 31, 2017. ... About BD BD is a global medical ...
Breaking Biology Technology: