The Climate Investigations Center (CIC) was established in 2014 to monitor the individuals, corporations, trade associations, political organizations and front groups who work to delay the implementation of sound energy and environmental policies that are necessary in the face of ongoing climate crisis.
Some of the issues our team monitors include:
- Efforts to stall the climate policy process by the fossil fuel industry and its allies
- Climate science denial campaigns spawned by industrial interests and their front groups
- The latest climate science impacts assessments and backlash against them
- Attribution science advances connecting climate impacts to global warming pollution
Our Research and Energy units provide specialized research capabilities within the Climate Investigations Center.
Meet the Team
Kert Davies is the founder and director of Climate Investigations Center. He is a well-known researcher, media spokesperson and climate activist who has been conducting corporate accountability research and campaigns for more than 20 years.
Davies was the chief architect of the Greenpeace web project ExxonSecrets, launched in 2004, which helped expose the oil giant ExxonMobil’s funding of organizations and individuals who work to discredit the validity of climate science and delay climate policy action.
More recently, Davies established the PolluterWatch program at Greenpeace, which launched the report Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine
Dan Zegart is the senior investigator at the Climate Investigations Center as well as a freelance investigative journalist. A ten-year newspaper veteran, he has written, reported and produced for Ms., Salon, The Nation, Playboy, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, PBS Frontline, ABC TV Directions, ABC TV 20/20, CBS Evening News and CBS 60 Minutes. He has consulted for PBS Nova and was a talking head and consultant for the 2011 theatrical documentary, Addiction Incorporated.
He is the author of two books, Civil Warriors: The Legal Siege on the Tobacco Industry, and Your Father’s Voice: Letters for Emmy about Life with Jeremy – and Without Him after 9/11.