A. Alan Moghissi

A. Alan Moghissi

 Credentials

  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, Technical University of Karlsruhe in Germany. [1]

 Background

Dr. A. Alan Moghissi is a a former official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He  formed the Institute for Regulatory Science (RSI) in early 1985 and currently serves as its president.

According to an article at PR Watch, Moghissi characterizes environmentalism as a belief that “members of endangered species deserve protection and that, because there are billions of humans, humanity does not qualify for protection.”

Working as an expert on “risk assessment,” he appears on “expert panels” that tend to oppose environmental regulations. He has been an advisor or director to numerous right-wing think tanks and organizations including the American Policy Center's EPA Watch,” the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition, and the National Wilderness Institute, a “wise use” organization that calls for abolition of the Endangered Species Act.

Stance on Climate Change

Moghissi supports numerous organizations that question the existence of man-made climate change.

Key Quotes

“The philosophy of most environmentalist groups is, in effect, that members of endangered species deserve protection and that, because there are billions of humans, humanity does not qualify for protection.” [2]

Key Deeds

October, 1997

Moghissi was a reviewer of an American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) special report titled “Global Climate Change and Human Health” (PDF). [3]

According to the report, “From the standpoint of public health, stringently limiting such emissions at present would not be prudent. Fossil-fuel combustion, the main source of human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions, is vital to high-yield agriculture and other practices that are fundamental to the well-being of the human population.”

1990

Moghissi served on a panel created by the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute in cooperation with Consumer Alert and the National Consumer Coalition to challenge the EPA's policy requiring asbestos removal from schools and other public buildings. [4]

 Affiliations

 Publications

According to Google Scholar, A. Alan Moghissi has not authored any articles in peer-reviewed journals on the subject of climate change. He is the co-author to journal articles on the subject of environmental protection such as the following:

Moghissi is also a co-author of the book Best Available Science, published by the Institute for Regulatory Studies.

 Resources

  1. A. Alan Moghissi, PhD,” Atlantic Legal Foundation. Accessed August 15, 2012.

  2. A. Alan Moghissi. “The Three Greatest Challenges of the 20th Century,” Priorities (American Council on Science and Health publication), Volume 10, No. 2 & 3 (1998). Archived December 6, 1998.

  3. Global Climate Change and Human Health” (PDF) Special Report of the American Council on Science and Health.

  4. Martin Donohoe. “Corporate Front Groups and the Abuse of Science,” Z Magazine, October 2007.

  5. Center Brochure (PDF), Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change.

  6. Scientific Advisors,” American Council on Science and Health. Accessed August 15, 2012.

  7. 2005 Form 990 for the American Council on Science & Health (PDF). Retrieved from the Foundation Center, August 2012.

  8. 2003 Form 990 for the American Council on Science and Health (PDF). Retrieved from the Foundation Center, August 2012.

  9. Executive Alert Extra, Vol. 9, No. 5 (PDF - September/October, 2003). A Publication of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

  10. Atlantic Legal Foundation's Leadership,” Atlantic Legal Foundation. Accessed August 15, 2012.

  11. Info on A. Alan Moghissi,” Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research. Archived September 13, 1999.

  12. CFACT Board of Advisors,” Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, July 8, 2009. Accessed August 21, 2012.

  13. NWI National Advisory Board,” National Wilderness Institute. Archived August 19, 2000.

  14. Science Advisory Committee, Environmental Issues Council. Archived March 23, 2002.

  15. A. Alan Moghissi, PhD, Senior Fellow and Member, Board of Regents,” Potomoac Institute for Policy Studies. Last updated September 29, 2011.

  16. A. Alan Moghissi,” SourceWatch.

  17. ExxonSecrets Factsheet: A. Alan Moghissi.

  18. Deniers:Scientists:Alan A. Moghissi,” ExxonSecrets Wiki.