The CO2 Coalition was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) for the purpose of educating thought leaders, policy makers, and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy.  The Coalition seeks to engage in an informed and dispassionate discussion of climate change, humans’ role in the climate system, the limitations of climate models, and the consequences of mandated reductions in CO2 emissions.

In carrying out our mission, we seek to strengthen the understanding of the role of science and the scientific process in addressing complex public policy issues like climate change. Science produces empirical, measurable, objective facts and provides a means for testing hypotheses that can be replicated and potentially disproven. Approaches to policy that do not adhere to the scientific process risk grave damage to the economy and to science.

Members of the CO2 Coalition

Board of Directors

PhD in Physical Chemistry, Columbia University; Doctor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Fredrick Henry Leonhardt Professor Rockefeller University, Member National Academy of Sciences, Member National Academy of Medicine, Member German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina)

Faculty, Tufts University’s Fletcher School; over forty years of experience in the international energy industry.

University of Chicago Laboratory for Astrophysics, Mission Research Corporation, Corbett, Oregon.

Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics (emeritus) Princeton University, former Director Office of Energy Research Director of Research, U.S. Department of Energy, co-founder Magnetic Imaging Technologies.

Emeritus Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, member National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Meteorological Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science, author of 200 scientific articles and books.

Co-founder and 15-year leader of Greenpeace (1971-1986). Chairman and Chief Scientist, Ecosense Environmental. Leader, Campaign to Allow Golden Rice Now.

Former Chief Executive Officer of the New York Academy of Sciences; Scholar-in-Residence at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, former Executive Vice President Rockefeller University.

Founder of Rabbit Semiconductor company; policy advisor to The Heartland Institute; member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.

Geologist, astronaut and last man to walk the moon (Apollo 17), adjunct professor physics University of Wisconsin-Madison, and former U.S. Senator from New Mexico.

Geologist, former Chairman, Louisiana Land and Exploration Company; chair, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man Southern Methodist University, author.

Coalition Members

M.D., University of Queensland; FRACGP (1976); Graduate Diploma in Physical Medicine at Sydney University(1998); Author of Climate Change: the Science, Spin and Politics and critical reviews of The Weather Makers Re-Examined (2011), Slaying the Sky Dragon (2012) and The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change.

Professor University of Houston, established the research program in space architecture, author of Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax.

President of RENMAR Enterprises, Inc.; former Laboratory Director for the USDOE’s Savannah River National Laboratory; former Senior Nuclear Engineer and Division Director, US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory; Fellow of the American Nuclear Society

Consultant to the Schafer Advanced Technology Group in Albuquerque, NM; Founder, KB Energy & Photon Systems (KBE&PS); former officer at Lockheed Martin Corporation, the TITAN Corporation, the Electric Power Research Institute and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Co-founder and first president of Tempress Technologies, Inc., former Director for Planning and New Business Ventures for the TRW Space and Defense Group; former nuclear reactor research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory

Vice President Biotechnology, Equity Research


MS Degree in Physics; Physicist, RAND Corp; Astronaut, Apollo 7; Founder, Earth Awareness Foundation, 1970; Advisory Board, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Professor Emeritus of Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Senior consultant for Zoubek Consulting, LLC, a workplace safety solution consulting firm; BS degrees in Geology and Chemistry (Wayne State University); MS in Chemistry with specialization in biochemistry/physical organic chemistry (University of California, San Diego).

Leslie P. Eastman is a senior consultant for Zoubek Consulting, LLC, a workplace safety solution consulting firm based in San Diego, CA.  Ms. Eastman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and another in Chemistry from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.  Additionally, she has a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry (with a biochemistry/physical organic chemistry specialization) from the University of California, San Diego.

Atmospheric scientist; Director of the National Hurricane Center (1974–1987) and Chief Meteorologist of KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston, TX (1987–2007)

Nuclear physicist; Senior Fellow of the APS; elected to the APS Executive Panel on Public Affairs (POPA); nuclear physics research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Corporate Officer of seven R&D companies.

Distinguished fellow and director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment, Texas Public Policy Foundation, former chair Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Founder, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change; member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society.

Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan; former Director, Plans & Analysis, Office of Nuclear Reactor Research, US.DOE; retired VP SAIC.

President, BFree LLC; independent consultant, writer and entrepreneur.

Director of government relations and economic development for East Mississippi Electric Power Association and president of North Lauderdale Water Association.

Laboratory Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory of the University of California; Past Chairman of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

Naval Research Laboratory, Plasma Physics Division (retired); Life Fellow of APS and IEEE.

Director of the Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute, past president American Association of State Climatologists, former Virginia state climatologist, program chair American Meteorological Society.

Product Development Engineer; MS Materials Science, MS Physics, ME Mechanical Engineering.


Senior fellow Manhattan Institute, CEO Digital Power Group, a tech-centric capital advisory group, faculty Fellow McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University.

Professor of Economics, University of Virginia; Deputy Director, National Science Foundation, 1985-1989; President, Sigma Xi, 1998-1999; President, Grove City College, 1996-2003.

PhD in Chemical Engineering; retired former Director of Engineering Research, Eastman Chemical Company.

Professor at American University’s School of International Service, author, former staffer on Congressional Arms Control and Foreign Policy Caucus.

President and CEO of Panterra Resource Corp. since July 8, 2005; President and Chief Operating Officer of Winslow Resources Inc.

Founder of two aircraft research firms; designer/developer of SpaceShipOne, the world’s first privately built manned spacecraft to reach space; winner of the Presidential Citizen’s Medal, the Charles A. Lindbergh Award; two-time individual winner of the Robert J. Collier Trophy, given by the National Aeronautic Association.

Educated at New York University and INSEAD in France,  doctoral degree in economics from Technische Universität Berlin. Entrepreneur, published two books on fossil fuels, and currently lives in Europe and Asia. Previously worked at Boston Consulting Group in the US and Germany. Co-founder, shareholder, and former supervisory board member of two Germany listed commodity companies and founded, worked for, and advised number of other companies in the commodity & energy sector worldwide.


Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama Huntsville; served as Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center; co-developer of satellite temperature measurement system.

Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McDonnell Center for Space Sciences, Princeton University.

Former communications & marketing manager ExxonMobil, columnist Examiner newspapers.

Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona (ret.)

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