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FACTSHEET: Roger Cohen

DETAILS

Former Manager, Strategic Planning & Programs, Exxon/Mobil (retired)
Former Manager of Strategic Planning at Exxon (1978 – 2003) George C Marshall Institute, "expert" Fellow at the American Physical Society

Roger Cohen leads a topical group on the physics of climate at the American Physical Society. He has pushed APS to change their position on climate change. Mr. Cohen has no peer-reviewed papers according to Skeptical Science.

Mr. Cohen admits that he became involved in studying global warming because Exxon realized that it's "business environment" could be affected.

Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers University.

QUOTES

“I have been involved in climate change for nearly 30 years. In 1980, a few of us in the research organization of a large multinational energy corporation realized that the climate issue was likely to affect our future business environment. We subsequently started the only industrial research activity in the basic science of climate change.”
Source: Green World Trust blog

DEEDS

Cohen is one of 16 scientists who signed a Wall Street Journal opinion piece titled "No Need to Panic About Global Warming"
Source: "No Need to Panic About Global Warming" Wall Street Journal

Mr. Cohen has written multiple pieces of climate denial with William Happer, another climate denier that also signed the Wall Street Jounal letter "No Need to Panic About Global Warming"
Source: George C Marshall Institute

Roger Cohen announced an open bet of $5,000 that the Earth would cooler in 2017 than it was in 2007.
Source: climate bet

Roger Cohen and William Happer - both of whom are former exxon employees, George C Marshall institute "experts," and signatories of the Wall Stree Journal letter - held a seminar on global warming denial during California's vote on prop 23, a piece of climate legislation.
Source: prop 23 seminar

Roger Cohen is involved with a company called "Global Thermostat," which sells technology that reduces the amount of carbon on the atmosphere.
Source: Global Thermostat

ORGANIZATIONS

George C. Marshall Institute
Source: George C Marshall Institute

ExxonMobil Corporation
Source: US Senate committee on environment and public works

SOURCES

"No Need to Panic About Global Warming" Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204301404577171531838421366.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_News_BlogsModule

Green World Trust blog
http://www.greenworldtrust.org.uk/Science/Social/IPCC-Cohen.htm

George C Marshall Institute
http://www.marshall.org/experts.php?id=252

climate bet
http://www.theclimatebet.com/?cat=22

prop 23 seminar
http://templeofmut.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/scientists-challenge-the-fraud-and-emotionalism-behind-cas-captrade-rules/

Global Thermostat
http://globalthermostat.com/team/roger-cohen

US Senate committee on environment and public works
http://epw.senate.gov/pressitem.cfm?party=rep&id=264777