Dr. Fred Singer

S. Fred Singer is internationally known for his work on energy and environmental issues. A pioneer in the development of rocket and satellite technology, he devised the basic instrument for measuring stratospheric ozone and was principal investigator on a satellite experiment retrieved by the space shuttle in 1990. He was the first scientist to predict that population growth would increase atmospheric methane--an important greenhouse gas. Now President of The Science & Environmental Policy Project, a non-profit policy research group he founded in 1990, Singer is also Distinguished Research Professor at George Mason University and professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia. His previous government and academic positions include Chief Scientist, U.S. Department of Transportation (1987- 89); Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1970-71); Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water Quality and Research, U.S. Department of the Interior (1967- 70); founding Dean of the School of Environmental and Planetary Sciences, University of Miami (1964-67); first Director of the National Weather Satellite Service (1962-64); and Director of the Center for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Maryland (1953-62). His expertise includes global climate change and the greenhouse effect, depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer, acid rain, air pollution, importance and future of the U.S. space program, energy resources and U.S. energy policy. Singer has received numerous awards for his research, including a Special Commendation from the White House for achievements in artificial earth satellites, a U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award for the development and management of the U.S. weather satellite program, and the first Science Medal from the British Interplanetary Society. He has served on state and federal advisory panels, including five years as vice chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmospheres. He frequently testifies before Congress. Singer did his undergraduate work in electrical engineering at Ohio State University and holds a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books and monographs, including Is There an Optimum Level of Population? (McGraw-Hill, 1971), Free Market Energy (Universe Books, 1984), and Global Climate Change (Paragon House, 1989). Singer has also published more than 400 technical papers in scientific, economic, and public policy journals, as well as numerous editorial essays and articles in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New Republic, Newsweek, Journal of Commerce, Washington Times, Washington Post, and other publications. His latest book, Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming's Unfinished Debate, was published in late 1997 through the Independent Institute.

Broadcast 664 (Special Edition)

Dr. Fred Singer returned to The Space Show to discuss the global warming situation and to tell us more about his plans to go to Mars via its moon, Demos. The first part of the program addressed global warming as Dr. Singer has published a major new book on the subject, "Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1,500 Years." Dr. Singer and his co-author, Dennis Avery, use real science, superb examples and explanations to show why the claims that global warming is caused by mankind, greenhouse gasses and carbon are likely bogus.

Broadcast 530 (Special Edition)

Dr. S. Fred Singer was the special guest for this Space Show program. Dr. Singer began the interview with a detailed discussion of his Ph-D Project, going to Mars via the moon Deimos with a base on Deimos and working from the other Martian moon, Photos. Dr. Singer explained why it is easier, less costly, and much faster to go to Deimos than to Mars. This is one of the discussions you must hear as it makes scientific, engineering, and economic sense to launch Mars exploration with this type of plan. Dr.

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