An adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C,
Dr. Caleb Rossiter has been removed from his post as an Associate Fellow at the progressive Institute for Policy Studies. He was removed a few days after a newspaper published his opinion piece calling man-made global warming an “unproved science.”
Dr. Rossiter taught courses on climate statistics, and holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis and a master’s degree in mathematics.
In a Wall Street Journal article published on May 4, he urged an expansion of carbon-based energy in Africa.
“I started to suspect that the climate-change data were dubious a decade ago while teaching statistics,” he wrote.
“Computer models used by the U.N. Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to determine the cause of the six-tenths of one degree Fahrenheit rise in global temperatures from 1980 to 2000 could not statistically separate fossil-fueled and natural trends.
“The left wants to stop industrialization—even if the hypothesis of catastrophic man-made global warming is false.
“We are not rationing our electricity. Why should Africa?”
The respected academician concludes in the write-up that it would be “terrible to think that so many people in the West” would block carbon-based energy in Africa “in the name of unproved science.”
And on May 7, Dr. Rossiter received an email from the Institute for Policy Studies, which describes itself as “a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment” in the United States and globally.
It began: “Dear Caleb, We would like to inform you that we are terminating your position as an Associate Fellow. Unfortunately, we now feel that your views on key issues, including climate science, climate justice, and many aspects of U.S. policy to Africa, diverge so significantly from ours that a productive working relationship is untenable.”
In an exclusive interview with the Climate Depot website, Dr. Rossiter said: “If people ever say that fears of censorship from ‘climate change’ views are overblown, have them take a look at this: Just days after I published a piece in The Wall Street Journal calling for Africa to be allowed the ‘all of the above’ energy strategy we have in the U.S., the Institute for Policy Studies terminated my 23-year relationship with them.
“I have tried to get [IPS] to discuss and explain their rejection of my analysis,” he said. “When I countered a claim of ‘rapidly accelerating’ temperature change with the IPCC’s own data, showing the nearly 20-year temperature pause, the best response I ever got was ‘Caleb, I don’t have time for this.'”
On May 13, Dr. Rossiter wrote a blog on his own website headlined “The debate is finally over on ‘global warming’— because nobody will debate.
“My blood simply boils too hot when I read the blather, daily, about climate catastrophe.
“Obama has long been delusional on this issue, speaking of a coming catastrophe. But he really went off the chain in his State of the Union address this year: ‘For the sake of our children and our future.’ [myad]