- Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
- M.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.
- M.S. Statistics, Stanford University.
- M.A. Applied Mathematics, University Of Sydney.
My post about the World Bank loaning India $450 million to build a new coal-fired power plant prompted a DeSmog reader to ask if I’m “against the idea of a plant that has less pollution than previous ones?”
I’m not opposed to a less-polluting plant. As a committed opponent of global warming and greenhouse-gas emissions, I’m certainly in favor of reducing pollution.
But the plant in question is going to be burning coal.
Dr. Frederick Seitz passed away on March 2, 2008. He was the former head of Rockefeller University, a former head of the National Academy of Sciences and the principal scientific advisor to the R.J. Reynolds medical research program. 
Joseph Bast studied Economics as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago. According to Sourcewatch, he did not complete his degree.