Donna Bethell

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Donna Bethell, reportedly[1] a board member of Fred Singer's climate contrarian Science and Environmental Policy Project, has criticized science-aligned climate journalism and praised her husband Thomas Bethell's climate contrarian writing. She also spent at least seven years on the board of Sandia National Laboratories.[2]


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Climate expertise unclear

It is unclear what expertise Ms. Bethell has developed that leaves her more qualified to assess climate science than 97% of actively publishing climate scientists.


Besides her directorship of Sandia National Laboratories, Ms. Bethell is on the Board of Advisors of the Paulus Institute. Her bio there adds,[3]

"Donna F. Bethell serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Christendom College... She is president and CEO of Radiance Services Company and a director and vice president of Cauldron Company."

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  1. Donna Fitzpatrick Bethell (2011-08-21). (letters) Global warming: Ever the politically hot topic. The Washington Post. Retrieved on 2011-11-01. “The writer was the undersecretary in the Energy Department from 1988 to 1989 and serves on the board of the Science & Environmental Policy Project.”
  2. John Mashey (2011-11-02). John Mashey - Weird Anti-Science - Donna Bethell, SEPP, and Sandia National Laboratories. DeSmogBlog. Retrieved on 2011-11-01.
  3. Bios - Board of Advisors - Donna Fitzpatrick Bethell. Paulus Institute. Retrieved on 2011-11-03.

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