Who We Are

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

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., SalonThe NationPlayboyThe New York Times, Reader’s Digest,  PBS FrontlineABC TV DirectionsABC 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. 

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Rebecca John is a Research Fellow at the Climate Investigations Center. She is also a freelance journalist and award-winning documentary film maker. As a Producer and Director of the acclaimed “Extreme Oil” / “Curse of Oil” series for PBS /BBC her work was awarded a Cine Golden Eagle for News Analysis. Other award-winning and nominated series and films include “Churchill” for PBS ITV“The Secret World of Richard Nixon” for The History Channel/BBC and “Ambush In Mogadishu” for PBS Frontline/ BBC (winner of the Edward R. Murrow Overseas Press Club of America ‘Best Documentary on Foreign Affairs Award’).

Kert Davies is the founder of Climate Investigations Center, now Director of Special Investigations at the Center for Climate Integrity. He is a well-known researcher, media spokesperson and climate activist who has been conducting corporate accountability research and campaigns for more than 25 years.