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David E. Wojick
- Ph.D. “The Logic of Science”, specializing in Mathematical Logic and Conceptual Analysis, University of Pittsburgh (1974).
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University (1964).
Wojick is a journalist and policy analyst. He holds a doctorate in epistemology, specializing in the field of Mathematical Logic and Conceptual Analysis.
In his role as a “policy analyst,” Wojick's client list includes AES Corporation, one of the largest electrical generation companies, with much of that in the form of coal, and Allegheny Energy, a company that generates 95% of its power from coal.
Wojick is the owner and operator of Climatechangedebate.org, a listserv discussing Climate Change. In this capacity, Wojick injects discussion and information highlighting climate change as a non-issue.
He has been a columnist for the “Electricity Daily,” a now-defunct electrical industry trade magazine.
From 1976 - 1981, Wojick was head of Adams & Wojick Associates, which worked on federal regulations for industry and government.
Stance on Climate Change
“The problem is that the earth is very large and the temperature is always changing, everywhere, so how can we possibly tell if overall it is a mere half-degree warmer today than it was around 1902? The origin of the theory of global warming (for it is just a theory) lies in taking the thermometer readings we happen to have from the last 100 years and massaging them in various ways. Some places have clearly warmed, others have clearly cooled. Many have gone up and down but with little apparent trend. To get a global result requires a lot of statistical manipulation.
“…even if the earth has warmed a little bit there is still the very real possibility that this warming is natural, that the models are no good, that warming is beneficial, etc.” 
“In point of fact, the hypothesis that solar variability and not human activity is warming the oceans goes a long way to explain the puzzling idea that the Earth's surface may be warming while the atmosphere is not. The GHG hypothesis does not do this.” 
Wojick participated in shaping the Strategic Plan for the Climate Change Program (SPCC) final report in July, 2003. In his presentation to representatives of CCSP (The Climate Change Science Program) he “made the case for uncertainty.” 
His report, “Uncertainties, Milestones and Issues in the CCSP,” was originally available on the American Petroleum Institute's website, but has since been removed.
According to a search of 22,000 academic journals, Wojick has not published any research in peer-reviewed journals on the subject of climate change.
According to a search of Google Scholar, Wojick has published 11 articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly on the subject of epistemology.
“David E. Wojick, PE, Ph.D.” (Resume), PowerVision. Archived July 4, 2007.
“Scientific Advisors,” The Greening Earth Society. Archived February 20, 1999.
David E. Wojick. “A skeptic's guide to global warming,” National Post, October 1, 2002. Republished by the Frontier Center for Public Policy.
David E. Wojick. “Another False Alarm on Global Warming,” The Heartland Institute, May 2, 2005.
“Re: Strategic Plan for the U.S. CCSP (Jl 2003), Wojick's Assessment” E-mail from David E. Wojick, published at ClimateArchive.
“Natural Resources Stewardship Project 'Allied Experts',” Natural Resources Stewardship Project. Archived March 24, 2009.
“Heartland Experts: David Wojick,” The Heartland Institute. Accessed February, 2012.
David Wojick. “Publicity Stunt,” The Heartland Institute, May 3, 2005.
“David E. Wojick,” SourceWatch Profile.