Sherwood B. Idso

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Sherwood B. Idso is the President of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. He received in 2003 the Petr Beckmann Award from Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP) for "courage and achievement in the defense of scientific truth and freedom". It was given "for his work demonstrating the fertilizing effect of increased carbon dioxide on the biosphere".[1][2] DDP is closely associated with Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.



  • 1964 B.S., University of Minnesota
  • 1966 M.S., University of Minnesota Soil Science (with a minor in Physics)
  • 1968 Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Soil Science (with a minor in Meteorology and Mechanical Engineering)

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  1. "21st annual Meeting Reports", Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter, July 2003, VOL. XX, NO.4.
  2. Sherwood Idso, "On Accepting an Award", Co2 Science, Volume 6, Number 30, Supplemental: 23 July 2003.
  3. Advisory Board, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, accessed September 19, 2008.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Matthew L. Wald (1991-07-08). Pro-Coal Ad Campaign Disputes Warming Idea. New York Times. Retrieved on 2011-04-30. “The third scientist on the panel, Dr. Sherwood B. Idso, an adjunct professor of botany and geography at Arizona State, said it was not clear whether adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere would result in global warming or cooling, but that it would probably be beneficial because it would increase plant growth.”