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FACTSHEET: Alan Carlin

DETAILS

PH.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Recently retired senior analyst and manager at EPA

Dr. Carlin has become known for his highly skeptical views on global warming, which he has maintained for more than a decade within the small E.P.A. unit where he works. He has been repeatedly challenged by scientists inside and outside the E.P.A. because he holds a doctorate in economics, not in atmospheric science or climatology; and has never been assigned to work on climate change.

-Carlin received a Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. -Previous Director of the Implementation Research Division of the EPA from 1971 to 1974 -Worked as an economist at the Rand Corporation from 1963 to 1971

QUOTES

Alan Carlin has said that belief in global warming was “more religion than science” and warned that regulating carbon dioxide would be “the worst mistake that E.P.A. has ever made.”
Source: "Behind the Furor Over a Climate Change Skeptic " New York Times

"The Obama Administration has made many efforts to support its climate religion (climatism). Since this viewpoint has no basis in the scientific method, it is not science and would seem best characterized as religion."
Source: DeSmogBlog profile Alan Carlin

DEEDS

30 June, 2011
Speaker at the Heartland Institute’s International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC), an annual conference on climate-skepticism.
Source: Heartland Climate Conference 6

In 2009, the Competitive Enterprise Institute leaked a draft report on endangerment analysis for greenhouse gas emissions under the clean air act. The report was given to the institute by Carlin and EPA coworker John Davidson, both of whom voiced concerns with the data used in the report.
Source: muckacker

In July of 2009, shortly after the EPA controversy, Carlin appeared on Glen Beck to share figures that demonstrate temperature decreases between 2002 and 2008.
Source: Glenn Beck and Alan Carlin video

Dr. Carlin’s comments on the endangerment finding were a product of rushed and at times shoddy scholarship, as he acknowledged in an interview with the New York Times.
Source: "Behind the Furor Over a Climate Change Skeptic " New York Times

EVENTS

Heartland Climate Conference 6
http://climateconference.heartland.org/about-2/speakers/
The relationship of Alan Carlin to the event: Speaker

ORGANIZATIONS

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List

SOURCES

Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List
More than 70 speakers will make keynote presentations or participate in panel discussions at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, May 16-18, 2010 in Chicago.
http://www.heartland.org/events/2010Chicago/speakers.html

Heartland Climate Conference 6
http://climateconference.heartland.org/about-2/speakers/

muckacker
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/07/climate_skeptic_i_was_hoping_people_at_epa_would_p.php

Glenn Beck and Alan Carlin video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWmD3pJCxx4

"Behind the Furor Over a Climate Change Skeptic " New York Times
An article about climate skeptic and EPA Employee Alan Carlin.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/25/science/earth/25epa.html?pagewanted=1

DeSmogBlog profile Alan Carlin
http://www.desmogblog.com/alan-carlin