National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)
The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit think tank founded by John C. Goodman in 1983 to “promote private, free-market alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.” 
According to NCPA's profile (PDF), their core belief is “that ideas have enormous power to change the course of human events. We seek to unleash the power of ideas for positive change by identifying, encouraging and aggressively marketing the best scholarly research.” 
The NCPA describes itself as a source of “'outside the Beltway' thinking for Capitol Hill deliberations.” Headquartered in Dallas, the NCPA also maintains a Washington, D.C., office that sponsors Capitol Hill briefings, conferences, and testimony before congressional committees. 
Stance on Climate Change
The National Center for Policy Analysis quotes climate change skeptic Matt Ridley, who originally wrote in The Spectator that “Climate change has done more good than harm so far and is likely to continue doing so for most of this century. This is not a right-wing fantasy; it is the consensus of expert opinion.” 
“Currently, scientists disagree on whether global warming has already occurred, whether significant global warming will occur in the future, whether warming would be harmful or somewhat beneficial to humans and whether, if harmful, it is better to adjust to the warming or try to prevent it. At least two of the world's leading climate scientists — Arizona State physicist Sherwood Idso and Soviet climatologist Mikhail Budyko — argue that we should welcome a CO2 buildup with open arms. In general, those scientists who welcome global warming, or at least do not worry about it, take the longer view — considering the historical variations in the earth's temperature and cycles in carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration).” 
Note: It is unclear why the authors consider Sherwood Idso, with a PhD in soil science (and the president of the climate skeptic group, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change), one of the world's “leading climate scientists.”
The following is based on date the Conservative Transparency project compiled from publicly-available tax records. View the attached spreadsheet for additional information on the National Center for Policy Analysis's funding by year (.xls). Note that not all individual values have been verified by DeSmogBlog for accuracy. 
Board of Directors
- Allen West — President & CEO
- Steve Ivy — Chairman of the Board
- Dennis McCuistion — Served as interim President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) from June to December 2014
- William “Tex” Gross
- John Strauss
- Larry Wedekind
- Michael Whalen
- John J. Carona, Sr.
Emeritus Board of Directors
- Cherylyn LeBon
- E. Gaylon McCollough
- Lawrence Pivnick
- Senthil Thambidorai
- Barry Asmus
- Pamela Villarreal
- John R. Graham
- Devon M. Herrick
- David A. Grantham
- Michael Bond
- Roy G. Boyd
- Bill Caruth
- William B. Conerly
- Michael L. Davis
- Brooks Hamilton
- N. Michael Helvacian
- Thomas A. Hemphill
- Estelle James
- Roger Koppl
- Laurence Kotlikoff
- Richard McKenzie
- John D. Merrifield
- Gerald Musgrave
- Phillip K. Porter
- R. David Ranson
- Andrew J. Rettenmaier
- Thomas R. Saving
- Greg Scandlen
- Barry J. Seldon
- David G. Tuerck
- Linus Wright
- Lloyd M. Bentsen IV
- Allen West — President & CEO
- Jacki Pick — Executive Vice President & COO
- Eileen Curry Resnik — Executive VP of Development
- Joe Barnett — Sr. Director of Policy Research
- Brian Williams — Legislative Director
- Catherine Daniell — Sr. Director of Communications
- Julian Gil — Sr. Manager of Multimedia
- Rachel Stevens — Director of Youth Programs
- Josh Galloway — Director of Finance
- Chris Betts — IT Director
Past Board of Directors (2012)
- John C. Goodman — President and Founder.
- W. Mike Baggett, Esq.
- Brent Beesley
- Gen. Tommy Franks
- John Victor Lattimore
- Fred Meyer
- Jerry M. Mills
- Henry J. “Bud” Smith
- Greg Wilkinson
- Raymond E. Wooldridge
- Robert J. Wright
Past Senior Fellows (2012)
Additional Senior Fellows listed on the National Center for Policy Analysis's website in March, 2012, included: 
August 27, 2014
The National Center for Policy Analysis released a “brief analysis” titled “Calming Fears of Climate Change in South and Southeast Asia” where they claim that, in the case of South and Southeast Asia, “climate change has had no discernible effect on these regions, and recent analyses indicate adaptation is the preferable strategy to deal with any effects that may occur in the future.” 
The NCPA also suggests that “climate change has had beneficial effects on these economies so far and will continue to help over the long term.” A Google Scholar Search for the article's author, Tanner Davis, does return any published work in peer-reviewed journals. According to his LinkedIn profile, Davis is currently working as a Marketing Intern at AT&T, and was a research associate at NCPA until June, 2014. , 
The National Center for Policy Analysis released the second edition of its “Global Warming Primer.” According to the NCPA's document, the primer's purpose “is to explore some of the main scientific, economic and political issues surrounding the topic of global warming.” 
May 17, 2006
The National Center for Policy Analysis published a “Brief Analysis” titled “Polar Bears on Thin Ice, Not Really!” written by H. Sterling Burnett. 
The article points to a paper by fellow climate change skeptic David Legates who “examines the claim that global warming threatens to cause polar bear extinction and finds little basis for fear. By and large, the study finds that polar bear populations are in good shape.”
Burnett concludes that “There may be threats to the future survival of the polar bear, but global warming is not primary among them.” 
The NCPA's “Environmental Task Force” published a report titled “Progressive Environmentalism: A Pro-Human, Pro-Science, Pro-Free Enterprise Agenda for Change.” 
The report refers to a group of “reactionary environmentalists” who “do not believe in human progress,” who “idealiz[e] the life of the American Indian or life in medieval communities.” According to the authors, this group is “united by a distaste for modern industrial society and what borders on worship of the peasant way of life.”
The NCPA report classifies this group as “Anti-Human,” “Anti-Technology,” “Anti-Science,” “Anti-Growth,” “Anti-Free Enterprise,” and as “The Disaster Lobby” by “thriv[ing]” on crisis.
The report includes a section on climate change, that implies global warming would be beneficial. Some representative quotes from the report follow:
“… evidence suggests that warmth is life-enhancing and life-sustaining, whereas cold is life-threatening…”
“… atmospheric CO2 levels have varied radically as life on earth has evolved. Moreover, just as warmth has always been unambiguously good for life, so has CO2…”
“Although CO2 levels in the atmosphere have fluctuated over time, a secular decline in CO2 has been going on throughout the 4.5 billion-year history of the Earth. If this trend continues…eventually our planet will become as lifeless as Mars.”
- Bruce N. Ames — Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
- University of California at Berkeley.
- Terry L. Anderson — Senior Associate, Political Economy Research Center.
- Larry P. Arnn — President, Claremont Institute.
- Barry Asmus — Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis.
- John A. Baden — Chairman, Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment.
- Mikhail S. Bernstam — Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institute.
- Walter Block — Senior Research Fellow, Fraser Institute.
- James Bovard — Associate Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.
- Sam Brunelli — Executive Director, American Legislative Exchange Council.
- Eamonn Butler — Director, Adam Smith Institute, London, England.
- Alston Chase — Author: Playing God in Yellowstone.
- Lucy Clark — Associate Director of the Judicial Studies Program, Manhattan Institute.
- Kenneth Clarkson — Director, Law and Economics Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
- William J. Dennis, Jr. — Senior Research Fellow, The NFIB Foundation.
- Tom DiLorenzo — Director, Center for Economic Education University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
- Becky Norton Dunlop — Former Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
- Stephen Gold — Executive Director, Citizens for the Environment.
- John C. Goodman — President, National Center for Policy Analysis.
- Robert E. Gordon, Jr. — Director, National Wilderness Institute.
- William M. H. Hammett — President, Manhattan Institute.
- Stephen H. Hanke — Professor of Applied Economics, The Johns Hopkins University.
- Robert Hawkins — President, Institute for Contemporary Studies.
- Edward L. Hudgins — Deputy Director, Economic Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation.
- Sherwood Idso — Adjunct Professor of Botany & Geography, Arizona State University.
- Kent Jeffreys — Environmental Policy Analyst, Competitive Enterprise Institute.
- Bruce Johnson — Research Director, The Independent Institute.
- Jo Kwong — Director of Public Affairs, Atlas Economic Research Foundation.
- Kathy Kushner — Research Fellow, Hudson Institute.
- Donald Leal — Research Associate, Political Economy Research Center.
- Dwight Lee — Adjunct Professor, Center for the Study of American Business.
- Greg Lindsay — Executive Director, Centre for Independent Studies, St. Leonards, ustralia.
- Madsen Pirie — President, Adam Smith Institute, London, England.
- Virginia Postrel — Editor of Reason, Reason Foundation.
- Lynn Scarlett — Vice President of Research, Reason Foundation.
- Jane S. Shaw — Senior Associate, Political Economy Research Center.
- Randy T. Simmons — Director, Institute of Political Economy, Utah State University.
- Julian L. Simon — Professor of Business Administration, University of Maryland.
- S. Fred Singer — Director, Project on Science and Environmental Policy.
- Fred L. Smith — President, Competitive Enterprise Institute.
- Robert J. Smith — Director of Environmental Studies, Cato Institute.
- Richard L. Stroup — Senior Associate, Political Economy Research Center.
- Norman Ture — President, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation.
- Jerry Taylor — Legislative Director, American Legislative Exchange Council.
- Ronald Utt — Vice President, National Chamber Foundation.
- Elizabeth Whelan — President, American Council of Science and Health.
- Aaron Wildavsky — Professor of Political Science & Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley.
- C. Edwin Baker — Senior Fellow for Environmental Policy, Independence Institute, Golden, Colorado.
- Joseph L. Bast — President, Heartland Institute, Chicago, Illinois.
- Clint Bolick — Director, Landmark Center for Civil Rights, Washington, D.C.
- John Carlson — President, Washington Institute for Policy Studies, Bellevue, Washington.
- Robert Allan Cooke — Director, Institute for Business Ethics, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.
- John W. Cooper — Executive Director, James Madison Institute, Tallahassee, Florida.
- D. Allen Dalton — Director, Center for the Study of Market Alternatives, Caldwell, Idaho.
- Mark Greenfield — Executive Director, Heartland Institute, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Michael S. Greve — Executive Director, Center for Individual Rights, Washington, D.C.
- Steve Hayward — Director, Golden State Center for Policy Studies, Claremont Institute, Sacramento, California.
- John M. Hood — Publications and Research Director, John Locke Foundation, Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Barbara Keating-Edh — President, Consumer Alert, Modesto, California.
- Tex Lezar — President, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Dallas, Texas.
- James H. Miller — President, Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Joseph A. Morris — President & General Counsel, Lincoln Legal Foundation
- Chicago, Illinois.
- William C. Myers — Executive Vice President, South Carolina Policy Council,
- Columbia, South Carolina
- Lawrence W. Reed — President, Mackinac Center, Midland, Michigan.
- Scott J. Relan — President, Mississippi Center for Public Policy, Oxford, Mississippi.
- Michael Sanera — President Barry, Goldwater Institute for Public Policy Research
- Flagstaff, Arizona.
- Thomas R. Saving — Director, Center for Education and Research in Free Enterprise, College Station, Texas.
- William C. Schilling — Executive Director, Wyoming Heritage Society,
- Casper, Wyoming
- Timothy Seibel — Director for Land Use and Environmental Studies, Claremont Institute Montclair, California.
- Joe M. Sloan, Jr. — President, California Conservation Coalition, Whittier, California.
- Fritz S. Steiger — Executive Vice President & CEO, Texas Public Policy Foundation, San Antonio, Texas.
- Martin J. Summers — Research Associate, Institute of Economic Affairs, London, England.
- Judy Swafford — Director, Southwest Policy Institute, Edmond, Oklahoma.
- Robert Taylor — Fellow, Institute for Humane Studies, Fairfax, Virginia.
- David J. Theroux — President, The Independent Institute, Oakland, California.
- Michael Warder — Executive Vice President, Rockford Institute, Rockford, Illinois.
- William W. Weston — President, Foundation Francisco Marroquin, Stuart, Florida.
According to NCPA, “Not all task force members agreed with every recommendation,” and the members served as individuals, not as representatives of institutions.
- The Center for European Policy Analysis — Affiliate. (Note that the CEPA no longer lists their NCPA affiliation on their website). 
- Cooler Heads Coalition — Member 
“State Policy Network,” SourceWatch. Accessed November, 2015.
Tanner Davis. “Calming Fears of Climate Change in South and Southeast Asia,” August 27, 2014. Archived November 13, 2015. WebCite URL: http://www.webcitation.org/6czuxqarS
“VI. Finding Progressive Solutions to Environmental Problems,” April 16, 1991. Republished by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Archived November 13, 2015.
“National Center for Policy Analysis,” Conservative Transparency. Accessed November 12, 2015.
ExxonSecrets Factsheet: National Center for Policy Analysis, NCPA. Accessed November 12, 2015.
“National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA: Koch Industries Climate Denial Front Group,” GreenPeace.org. Archived November 12, 2015. WebCite URL: http://www.webcitation.org/6czq5nJwj
“NCPA Board of Directors,” National Center for Policy Analysis. Archived April 1, 2012.
“NCPA Experts,” National Center for Policy Analysis. Archived March 11, 2012.
Google Scholar Search for Author: “Tanner Davis.” Performed November 12, 2015.
“Tanner Davis,” LinkedIn. Accessed November 12, 2015.
“A Global Warming Primer,” National Center for Policy Analysis, 2013.
H. Sterling Burnett. “Brief Analysis” titled “Polar Bears on Thin Ice, Not Really!” NCPA Brief Analysis No. 551, May 17, 2006.
“Progressive Environmentalism: A Pro-Human, Pro-Science, Pro-Free Enterprise Agenda For Change,” National Center for Policy Analysis, Study No. 162, April 1, 1991. Archived June 7, 2011.
“Environmental Task Force,” National Center for Policy Analysis. Archived February 6, 2007.
“About Us,” Center for European Policy Analysis. Archived February 3, 2007.
Homepage - GlobalWarming.org. Archived November 13, 2015.