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Dennis Avery

Dennis Avery Heartland Institute

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Dennis Avery is a senior fellow with The Heartland Institute, director of the Center for Global Food Issues, and a senior fellow of the Hudson Institute.

With Dr. S. Fred Singer, he is coauthor of Unstoppable Global Warming - Every 1,500 Years, which spent weeks on The New York Times best-seller list in early 2007.

Avery is the author of Global Food Progress 1991 (Hudson Institute, 1991) and Saving the Planet with Pesticides and Plastic: The Environmental Triumph of High-Yield Farming (Hudson Institute, 1995). The second edition of Saving the Planet was published in 2000.

Avery writes a weekly column on environmental issues that is widely regarded across the country and internationally. He has been quoted in publications ranging from Time and The Washington Post to The Farm Journal. Avery’s article, “What’s Wrong with Global Warming?” was published in the August 1999 issue of Reader’s Digest.

Avery studied agricultural economics at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin. He holds awards for outstanding performance from three different government agencies and was awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement in 1983. He continues to monitor developments in world food production, farm product demand, the safety and security of food supplies, and the sustainability of world agriculture. As a staff member of the President’s National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber, he wrote the Commission’s landmark report, “Food and Fiber for the Future.”

Avery travels the world as a speaker, has testified before Congress, and has appeared on most of the nation’s major television networks, including ABC’s 20/20.

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 15, 2018
By James Taylor, Dennis Avery, Craig Idso
Data and new report from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change show humans are not causing a climate crisis
April 6, 2018
By Dennis Avery
The island’s demise was a human and Little Ice Age tragedy, not “ecological suicide.”
October 3, 2017
By Dennis Avery
President Trump must reverse EPA’s climate change “Endangerment Finding”
June 15, 2017
By Dennis Avery
Aside from the expected protests of Al Gore and Leonard Di Caprio, the public didn’t seem to raise its CO2 anguish much above the Russians-election frenzy the media already had going.
December 18, 2009
By Dennis Avery
We read thousands of peer-reviewed studies while preparing the manuscript for Unstoppable Global Warming--Every 1,500 Years. After the book was published, we assembled the names of hundreds of these peer-reviewed authors and published them online.
September 14, 2007
By Dennis Avery
This list includes 500+ researchers, their home institutions, and the peer-reviewed studies they have published providing evidence that contradicts key parts of the man-made global warming scare. Not all consider themselves to be "skeptics."
August 1, 2003
By Joseph Bast, Dennis Avery, James L. Johnston
Legislation is being considered at the federal and state levels to slow the onset or ameliorate the effects of global warming.

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