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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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November 9, 2016
By Peter Ferrara, Michael Hamilton, Jesse Hathaway, Dr. Donald J. Devine, Lennie Jarratt, H. Sterling Burnett, Tim Benson, Robert Zubrin, Isaac Orr, Robert G. Holland, Heather Kays, Paul Driessen, Dan Miller, Larry Kaufmann, Donn Dears, Charles Battig, Brendon Swedlow, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Neal Schuerer, Bradley A. Smith, Twila Brase, Joe Cobb, Matt A. Mayer, Thomas A. Firey, Bernard (Bud) Weinstein, James H. Rust, Linda Gorman, Devon Herrick, Jason Bedrick, Nick Dranias, Lawrence H. White, Howard Segermark, James E. Enstrom, Mischa Popoff, Clifford Thies, Peter R. Cook, Charles N. Steele, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Cedric Keith, Michael Schaus, Benita M. Dodd, Roger Stark, M.D., Kathy Hoekstra, Sandra Stotsky
In the November 8 election, Donald Trump won the presidency and Republicans retained control of the House and Senate. In state races, Republicans expanded their majorities in state legislatures and gubernatorial mansions.
April 11, 2016
By Charles Battig
According to Mark Twain, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” Now six state attorney generals (AG) have banded together to do something about it by initiating governmental legal prosecution.
July 10, 2015
By Charles Battig
Propaganda tactics employed by the Environmental Protection and its activist allies increasingly employ emotion as a primary media tool.
February 13, 2013
By Benjamin Domenech, James L. Johnston, Robert Genetski, Steve Stanek, Richard Vedder, Randy E. Barnett, Peter Ferrara, Robert G. Holland, Joy Pullmann, Marc Morano, Marita Noon, Tibor R. Machan, Seton Motley, Avik Roy, John McAdams, Alan Caruba, Charles Battig, Jane M. Orient, M.D., David L. Applegate, Clifford Thies, Richard Esenberg, Walter Starck
The following statements on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night are from staffers, fellows, and policy advisors at The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank. They may be used for attribution.

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