CO2 Coalition Board of Directors

John Clauser

Ph.D. Physics

Dr. John F. Clauser is the recipient of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics. He received the award, along with two others, for work done in the 1970s that showed “quantum entanglement” allowed particles such as photons, effectively, to interact at great distances, seemingly to require communication exceeding the speed of light.

Speculating doubtfully on the “entanglement" phenomenon 40 years before Dr. Clauser’s seminal 1972 experiment, Albert Einstein referred to it as “spooky action at a distance.” The late distinguished physicist Dr. Edwin Jaynes said Dr. Clauser’s work “will surely go down as one of the most incredible intellectual achievements in the history of science.”

Dr. Clauser has criticized the awarding of the 2021 Nobel Prize for work in the development of computer models predicting global warming and told President Biden that he disagreed with his climate policies. Dr. Clauser has developed a climate model that adds a new significant dominant process to existing models. The process involves the visible light reflected by cumulus clouds that cover, on average, half of the Earth. Existing models greatly underestimate this cloud feedback, which provides a very powerful, dominant thermostatic control of the Earth’s temperature.

Dr. Clauser received a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1964 from Caltech. In 1966, he earned a Master of Arts in physics as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in 1969 from Columbia University. From 1969 to 1996 he worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded the Wolf Prize in Physics in 2010. Additional details can be found at

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