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Steven Milloy

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Steven Milloy is a biostatistician, lawyer, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and publisher of JunkScience.com where the motto is: "All the junk that's fit to debunk". Milloy holds a B.A. in Natural Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Health Sciences in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore, and a Master of Laws from the Georgetown University Law Center. Steven Milloy's most recent book is Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them. Before that, Steven Milloy wrote the much talked-about book, Junk Science Judo: Self-Defense Against Health Scares & Scams

Wilma Is Not Global Warming

It’s shaping up as an “extreme” week for global warming junk science. On Monday, the media reported about a new global warming study with headlines like UPI’s “More Extreme Weather Predicted.” By Wednesday, Hurricane...

What Arctic Warming?

The New York Times appeared to try a new tactic in its campaign to convince the public that global warming is real. But don’t let the Times’ Oct. 10 report on the economic upside...

Anti-Biotech Film a ‘Crockumentary’

The biotech scare is back — or, at least, a new movie is trying to bring it back. Playing in small movie houses, “The Future of Food” dusts off, and presents in ominous fashion,...

EPA Rules Raise Gas Prices

We’re all feeling pain at the gas pump these days. So that we don’t pay even higher prices in the future, President Bush and Congress should get a grip on the junk science-fueled Environmental...

Study Disproves Antibacterial Soap Scare

“Antibacterial Soaps Are Safe, New Study Says,” is not a headline that you should count on seeing anytime soon—even though it’s true. We live in a world where sensationalized headlines promoting health scares are...

Senate Barely Squelches Mercury Panic

The Senate voted this week to reject an environmental activist-inspired challenge to the Bush administration’s new rules regulating mercury emissions from power plants. The vote (51-47) was a lot closer than warranted. Last March,...

Global Warmers Recruit Insurance Industry

Former Vice President Al Gore was scheduled to speak on global warming this coming weekend in New Orleans, but although Gore’s speech to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners had to be cancelled because...

Katrina Kicks Up Storm of Global Warming Debate

No sooner had Hurricane Katrina moved inland to spawn tornadoes, flooding, misery and tragedy than it — or rather global warming alarmists and some in the media — began spawning junk science. “The hurricane...

Another Stem Cell Fast One

The embryonic stem cell research lobby must think the rest of us are pretty gullible. That’s the only reason I can think of to explain all the hoopla about a new study touted as...

Global Warming Doubt Dispelled? Not Really

Is the debate now over for skeptics of global warming hysteria? Readers of USA Today may certainly have that impression. “Satellite and weather-balloon research released today removes a last bastion of scientific doubt about...

Pesticides Not a Threat to Students

The anti-pesticide crowd tried to scare parents last week with a new report alleging that pesticide use in schools is dangerous for students. Contrary to its authors’ apparent intent, however, the report should actually...

Tree Ring Circus

Is it really possible to determine the change in global temperatures over the last 1,000 years by examining tree rings? We may finally learn the answer, thanks to the efforts of Congressman Joe Barton,...

No Fiz in Soda Scare

The food police filed a petition this week with the federal government to require that regular (non-diet) soft drinks carry health warning labels. But scientific data, including a new study published this week, expose...

Trillion-Dollar Radiation Mistake?

A federal research panel last week concluded that there is no safe exposure to radiation. It’s a conclusion based on assumptions about cancer that may be all wrong — and in very costly ways....

Merrill Lynch Pushes Global Warming Bubble

Merrill Lynch is bullish on global warming. The rest of the world, however, appears to be heading in the other direction. Last week, Merrill and the environmental activist World Resources Institute issued a...