Letter of protest over cancellation of an exhibitor booth for CAPS

By Various Authors
Published in The Social Contract
Volume 22, Number 2 (Winter 2011-2012)
Issue theme: "AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Silence?"
http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_22_2/tsc_22_2_aaas_letters.shtml


Summary:
You can view the pdf file of the article with letters and ancillary material here: American Association for the Advancement of Silence  (On National Population Policies) Muffles 'Obnoxious' Canadians Too.  You can view the pdf file of only this article here: Protest Letter on Cancellation of CAPS AAAS Booth.



Date: 26 October 2011

 

To: Dr Nina Federoff, AAAS President, and the AAAS Board of Directors (Alice Huang, California
Institute of Technology: William Press, University of Texas, Austin; David Evans Shaw, Blackpoint

Group; Alan Leshner, AAAS Chief Executive Officer; Nancy Knowlton, Smithsonian Institution;

Stephen Mayo, California Institute of Technology; Raymond Orbach, University of Texas, Austin;

Julia M. Phillips, Sandia National Labs, New; Sue V. Rosser, San Francisco State University;

David D. Sabatini, NYU School of Medicine; Inder Verma, Salk Institute for Biological Studies;

Thomas Woolsey, Washington University Medical School)

 

From: Dr. David Schindler, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Dr. Madeline Weld, Population Institute of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

 

WE PROTEST

 

The undersigned protest the rejection of Californians for Population Stabilization’s application for an exhibitor booth at the AAAS meeting planned for February 2012 in Vancouver, Canada, by the entirely American AAAS board of directors

 

The following 100 persons are mostly senior scientists and scholars or leaders of NGOs focused on population and environmental issues. For retired individuals, their last professional affiliation is given. All listed affiliations are for purposes of identification only. They do not imply any endorsement of this protest by any organization or institution. [Note: As indicated at the end of each sublist, three additional scientists signed onto the letter after it was transmitted to AAAS.]

 

Canadian Signers

 

Kenneth Ashley

BC Ministry of Environment, Vancouver BC


Spencer Barrett

University of Toronto, Toronto ON


Suzanne Bayley

University of Alberta, Edmonton AB


Sean Boyd

Pacific Wildlife Research Centre, Environment Canada, Delta BC


James Bruce

Director, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington ON


Peter Dillon

Trent University, Peterborough ON


Gordon Goldsborough

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB


Roger Green

University of Western Ontario, Waterloo ON


Andrew Hamilton

Former Head, Science Division, Commission for Environmental Cooperation,

Ottawa ON


Fangliang He

University of Alberta, Edmonton AB

 


Peter Hodson

Queen’s University, Kingston ON


Joseph Kerekes

Canadian Wildlife Service, Dartmouth NS


Charles Krebs

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC


Joe Leach

Ministry of Natural Resources Lake Erie Fisheries Station, Wheatley ON


Donald Ludwig

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC


Lynda McCarthy

Ryerson University, Toronto ON


Kristi Miller

Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo BC


Larry Onisto

Environment Ontario Power Generation, Toronto ON


John Post

University of Calgary, Calgary AB


Ellie Prepas

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay ON


Henry Regier

University of Toronto, Toronto ON


Rick Riewe

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB


Gordon Robinson

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MN


David Schindler

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


Gayle Shaw

Grant MacEwan Community College,


Edmonton AB

George Shaw


Canadian Food Inspection Agency,

Edmonton AB


John Shearer

Freshwater Insitute, Winnipeg MB


John Stockner

Eco-Logic Ltd; UBC Fisheries Centre, Vancouver BC


William Tonn

University of Alberta, Edmonton AB


Julie Turgeon

Laval University, Quebec City QC


Warwick Vincent

Laval University, Quebec City QC


Bruce Ward

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC


Madeline Weld

President, Population Institute of Canada, Ottawa ON

 


American Signers

 

John Alcock

Arizona State University, Tempe AZ


Daniel Anderson

University of California, Davis CA


Gerald Bakus

University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA


Albert Bartlett

University of Colorado, Boulder CO


Colden Baxter

Idaho State University, Pocatello ID


Brent Blackwelder

President Emeritus, Friends of the Earth,


Washington DC

James Brown


University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM

Gregg Brunskill


Australian Institute for Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Gordon Burghardt


University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN

JoAnn Burkholder


North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC

John Cairns, Jr.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA

Robert Costanza


Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, Portland OR

David Culver


Ohio State University, Columbus OH

Brian Czech


President, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, Arlington VA


Deborah Dexter

San Diego State University, San Diego CA

 


John Downing

Iowa State University, Ames IA


Dell Erickson

Director of Research, Minnesotans for Sustainability, Minneapolis MN


Carlos Fetterolf

Past Executive Secretary, Canada/U.S. Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor MI


Stuart Fisher

Arizona State University, Tempe AZ


Erica Fleishman

University of California, Davis CA


David Ford

University of Washington, Seattle WA


Dave Foreman

Executive Director, Rewilding Institute,


Albuquerque NM

Helen Ghiradella


State University of New York, Albany NY

Charles Goldman


University of California, Davis CA

Otis Graham, Jr.


University of California, Santa Barbara CA

Lindsey Grant


Writer; Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environmental & Population Affairs, Washington DC


Theodore Griswold

Environmental Attorney, Procopio Cory Hargreaves and Savitch LLP, San Diego CA


Daniel Guthrie

Claremont McKenna College, Pomona CA


Charles Hall

State University of New York, Syracuse NY


Peter Jumars

University of Maine, Orono ME


Astrid Kodric-Brown

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM


Donald Kroodsma

University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA


Denise Lach

Oregon State University, Corvallis OR


Richard Lamm

Former Governor of Colorado (1975-1987), Denver CO


Gene Likens

President Emeritus, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook NY


Gary Meffe

University of Florida, Gainesville FL


Hal Michael

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,

Olympia WA


Ross McCluney

Florida Solar Energy Center UCF, Cocoa FL


Roger Moon

University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN


Peter Moyle

University of California, Davis CA


Paul Murtaugh

Oregon State University, Corvallis OR


Reed Noss

University of Central Florida, Orlando FL


Gordon Orians

University of Washington, Seattle WA


Robert Paine

University of Washington, Seattle WA


Harold Pashler

University of California, San Diego CA


David Paxson

President, World Population Balance, Minneapolis MN


Peter Petraitis

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA


David Pimentel

Cornell University, Ithaca NY


Ronald Pulliam

University of Georgia, Athens GA


Stephen Roeder

San Diego State University, San Diego CA


Forest Rohwer

San Diego State University, San Diego CA


Michael Russell

Villanova University, Villanova PA


William Ryerson

CEO, The Population Institute, Washington DC


William Schmid

University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN


Andrew Sheldon

University of Montana, Missoula MT


Jack Stanford

Director, Flathead Biological Station UMT,


Polson MT

Donald Strong


University of California, Davis CA

George Sugihara


Scripps Institute of Oceanography UCSD,

La Jolla CA


Joyce Tarnow

President, Floridians for a Sustainable Population


Webb Van Winkle

DOE Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge TN


David Wake

University of California, Berkeley CA


William Walton

University of California, Riverside CA


Peter Wood

President, National Association of Scholars,


Washington DC

Joy Zedler


University of Wisconsin, Madison WI

Paul Zedler


University of Wisconsin, Madison WI

Benjamin Zuckerman


University of California, Los Angeles CA

SIGNED ON after transmittal to AAAS


Gretchen Daily

Stanford University, Palo Alto CA


Jere Lipps

University of California, Berkeley CA


Wayne Wurtsbaugh

Utah State University, Logan UT

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