FACTSHEET: Roger Cohen
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.
“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
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
"No Need to Panic About Global Warming" Wall Street Journal
Green World Trust blog
George C Marshall Institute
prop 23 seminar
US Senate committee on environment and public works