Coalition is pleased to announce that Caleb S. Rossiter, Ph.D., a
long-time CO2 Coalition member, has accepted the position of
Executive Director of the Coalition. Dr. Rossiter has a long
and distinguished career as a specialist in research methods with a
focus on the use and misuse of statistics and models in the climate
change debate, U. S. foreign policy and world history and politics.
He has extensive experience in academic administration,
policy-making and policy analysis, and American government with
emphasis on the legislative process.
has worked in Washington's policy and academic arenas since 1981.
He was originally part of the "consensus" that industrial
carbon dioxide causes climate catastrophe, but began to change his
conclusions in the mid-2000's while reading his statistics students'
analyses of the studies and models cited by proponents of the
consensus. Since then he has written widely on the weakness and
uncertainty of climate claims and models.
policy advocacy has focused on the generation and transmission of
electricity in Africa, where life expectancies are low, only a
quarter of households have reliable electricity, and fossil fuels
"scrubbed" of pollutants are a crucial source of energy.
He is a "climate casualty:" this advocacy resulted in
his firing in 2014 by a Washington think tank whose funders promote
the climate catastrophe hypothesis.
earned his Ph.D. in policy analysis from Cornell University and his
M.A. in mathematics from American University. He
was assistant professor in the School of International Service
between 2002 and 2010 and adjunct professor in the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics and the School of International
Service from 2010 to 2018. There he taught courses on
Quantitative Analysis in International Affairs and on U.S. Policy in
Africa, with modules on models purporting to explain the causes of
climate change and economic development.
He has served
as an adjunct professor at the University of the Western Cape in
Cape Town, South Africa and at Cornell University's Washington
Campus and lectured at many academic institutions, including the
United States Military Academy, George Washington University, the
University of California and the University of Puget Sound.
From 1987 to
1990, Dr. Rossiter was deputy director of the bipartisan Arms Control
and Foreign Policy Caucus of the U.S. Congress. From 2007 to
2009, he served asCounselor to the Chairman of the Subcommittee
on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight of the
House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
He has also
worked as a consultant on methods to reduce civilian casualties of
war for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation.
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truth has never been estab-lished by consensus. History reveals many
instances when the scientific consensus of the day was later
discredited. Given the frequency of mis-taken consensus, citizens
everywhere should heed the Royal Society's motto
"don't take anyone's word for it," or more simply,
"see for yourself."