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Dr. Charles Battig, is a retired physician and electrical engineer. In the 1960s he served as “principal scientist in bio-medical monitoring systems” at North American Aviation Los Angeles in support of the Apollo Moon Mission. Later he served in the U.S.

Dr. Charles Battig, is a retired physician and electrical engineer. In the 1960s he served as “principal scientist in bio-medical monitoring systems” at North American Aviation Los Angeles in support of the Apollo Moon Mission. Later he served in the U.S. Public Health Service at NIH, Bethesda MD, in the biomedical engineering branch. Following teaching appointments in anesthesiology at UCLA and Mt. Sinai, NYC, he entered the private practice of anesthesiology until retirement.

After settling in the Charlottesville, VA area, he undertook to provide an alternate voice on climate change issues in the backyard of UVA, the former home of both Patrick Michaels, and Michael Mann. He is an active letter-to the-editor author on climate and energy topics, with publications in the WSJ, American Thinker, Barron’s, and a variety of newspapers. In 2009, Dr. S. Fred Singer appointed him president of the Piedmont Chapter of “Virginia Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment.”

In 2011 he succeeded in having Albemarle County, VA drop its membership in ICLEI and to rescind its 2007 “Cool Counties Resolution,” and remains active in the local political process promoting private property rights and free-market principles. He was an invited speaker at the Heartland Institute's 7th International Climate Change Conference, Chicago May 2012.

Recent Articles and Publications

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April 16, 2019
By Charles Battig
Wealthy parents buying admission for their children to elite universities. 
January 15, 2019
By Charles Battig
The much maligned Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might have been on to something, although possibly inadvertently, in her interview January 6, 2019 with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes. 
May 23, 2018
By Charles Battig
The National Institutes of Health website defines the Hippocratic Oath as "perhaps the most widely known of Greek medical texts.  
April 26, 2018
By Charles Battig
For the “Botoxed generation,” the thing they fear is change itself.

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