The Climate Science Coalition of America (CSCA) is an apolitical, non-profit association of scientists, engineers, energy experts, and concerned citizens. Our focus is intentionally on outreach regarding climate science only. The American people have been repeatedly told that Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) or manmade climate change is today’s most significant “threat,” and that the science is “settled.” If it is settled, why do the United States and the European Union still pour billions of dollars into more climate studies each year?
Our goals are to provide the American people with an independent, unbiased source of information on climate science because public does not appear to have adequate access to such information now. Americans should be more readily aware of the status and complexity of climate science, the many data gaps and uncertainties underlying the AGW theory, the current phase of “negative discovery,” and the actual limitations associated with the AGW theory’s “evidence.” The American public also likely needs access to information on the many scientific studies that continue to be published each year that either:
- Do not support the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) theory, or
- Identify or illustrate data gaps, uncertainties or as yet unknown mechanisms that may have a significant impact on the Earth’s climate systems.
Proposed government solutions are highly complex, carry a high price tag, and bring numerous unanticipated consequences. In addition, the US EPA has admitted before Congress that the effects of legislation debated during 2009 will be minimal: global temperature reductions are projected to generate mere tenths of a degree “savings” or reductions in global temperatures by 2050, a difference impossible to measure. One analysis (assuming a 83% reduction in US carbon dioxide emissions, a goal of the House-passed Waxman-Markey bill) indicates global temperature reductions as low as:
- 0.05°C by 2050
- 0.122°C to 0.195°C by 2100
 Knappenberger, C., Climate Impacts of Waxman-Markey (the IPCC-based arithmetic of no gain), 6 May 2009. Available on-line at http://masterresource.org/?p=2355, last accessed 20 December 2009.
THE CSCA TEAM
The CSCA executive team is a group of seasoned experts, with extensive experience in the fields of climate science, engineering, meteorology and business. The executive team is backed by the Technical Advisory Board, a prestigious group of United States technical experts.
Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D., Chairman
Dr. Spencer is the leader of the CSCA Technical Advisory Board and the Corporate Chairman. Dr. Spencer earned a Ph.D. in Meteorology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981. Before becoming a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001, he was a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where he received NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for global temperature monitoring work with satellites. Dr. Spencer’s work with NASA continues as the U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite. He has provided congressional testimony several times on the subject of global warming. Dr. Spencer is the author of two climate science books:
Dr. Spencer also maintains a blog on issues related to global warming science: www.drroyspencer.com
Steve Goreham, Executive Director
Steve Goreham is an engineer and business executive with over 30 years of experience at Fortune 100 public companies and private firms. He is also author of the book: Climatism: Science, Common Sense, and the 21st Century’s Hottest Topic, which provides a complete overview of the science, politics, and energy policy implications of the world’s misguided efforts to stop global warming. Steve holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Eugene Langschwager, Director
An engineer by training, Eugene Langschwager has consulting experience for all levels of government, not-for-profit enterprises, and various industry groups. Most of his original training experience is in the environmental field, and includes projects related to wastewater treatment and biosolids treatment/disposal, tropospheric ozone control, and toxic chemicals in the community. Eugene also spent more than a decade in business advocacy and technical project management with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce.
C. Bruce Richardson, Director
With a degree in Microbiology from the University of Houston, Bruce Richardson understands the scientific method well. He also brings to the CSCA corporate board extensive not-for-profit leadership and knowledge. Bruce has effectively analyzed the climate science data that needs to be communicated to the American public.
Rich Apuzzo, Director
Rich Apuzzo is an American meteorologist and broadcaster, currently the Chief Meteorologist and Chief Operating Officer at Skyeye Weather LLC, a national weather entertainment, education and consulting firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rich received a bachelor's degree in geology and meteorology from Valparaiso University, and has worked as a meteorologist in four different US communities; including 13 years at the Fox affiliate WXIX-TV in Cincinnati. He has been a member of the National Weather Association (NWA) since 1988, and was awarded the Seal of Approval in 1990. In 1998, Rich joined an evaluation panel for the NWA Seal.
CSCA TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD
Syun Akasofu, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Founding Director, International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (Physics, Arctic & Auroral Research)
J. Scott Armstrong, Ph.D., The Wharton School, University of PA (Forecasting)
Don J. Easterbrook, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Geology, Western Washington University (Glacial Geology) , Bellingham, Washington
Robert H. Essenhigh, Ph.D., E.G. Bailey Professor of Energy Conversion, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University (Mechanical Engineering)
Lee C. Gerhard, Ph.D., Senior Scientist Emeritus, University of Kansas; Director (Ret.), Kansas Geological Survey
David R. Legates, Ph.D., Professor of Geography, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Gary Sharp, Ph.D., Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study (Weather/Climate processes effects on fisheries, ocean ecological changes), Salinas, California
Anthony Watts, chief meteorologist for KPAY-AM radio, Chico, California, and founder of ItWorks and SurfaceStations.org; Anthony also maintains the highly popular science blog WattsUpWithThat
David E. Wojick, Ph.D., PE (energy & environmental consultant), Star Tannery, Virginia
George H. Taylor, Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM), Applied Climate Services, LLC, Former State Climatologist (Oregon), President, American Association of State Climatologists (1998-2000), Corvallis, Oregon