Some of the Experts Whose Stories You May See on Icecap
Joseph D’Aleo, Executive Director, Certified Consultant Meteorologist[, AMS Fellow
Joseph D’Aleo was the first Director of Meteorology at the cable TV Weather Channel. He has over 30 years experience in professional meteorology. Mr. D’Aleo was Chief Meteorologist at Weather Services International Corporation and Senior Editor of “Dr. Dewpoint” for WSI’s popular Intellicast.com web site. He is a former college professor of Meteorology at Lyndon State College. He has authored and presented a number of papers as well as published a book focused on advanced applications enabled by new technologies and how research into ENSO and other atmospheric and oceanic phenomena has made skillful seasonal forecasts possible. Mr. D’Aleo has also authored many papers, articles and peer reviewed papers and made numerous presentations on the roles cycles in the sun and oceans have played in climate change and the integrity issues we have with surface temperature measurements. He was also a contributor to the NIPCC and the ISPM.
Mr. D’Aleo is a Certified Consultant Meteorologist and was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He has served as a member and then chairman of the American Meteorological Society’ Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, and has co-chaired national conferences for both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Mr. D’Aleo was elected a Councilor for the AMS.
Joseph D’Aleo is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin BS, MS and did his doctoral studies in Air Resources at NYU.
Mr. D’Aleo’s areas of expertise include climatology, natural factors involved in climate change, weather and climate prediction, and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO).
Mr. D’Aleo is currently co chief Meteorologist at Weatherbell.com.
John Coleman, Founder of The Weather Channel, TV Meteorologist KUSI-TV, San Diego
John Coleman has been a TV weatherman since he was a freshman in college in 1953 and TV was brand new. He still loves predicting the weather and relating to the television viewers. “I also love working at KUSI NEWS”, he adds. “It is a rare thing; a locally owned and managed TV station. And, there are dozens of wonderful people who work here.” John has predicted and shoveled his share of snow. He has been a TV weatherman in Champaign, Peoria and Chicago, Illinois; Omaha, Nebraska, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and New York City. For seven years he was the weatherman on “Good Morning, America” on the ABC Network.
John also cooked up the idea of a cable channel devoted to nothing but weather and spent six years developing “The Weather Channel” on cable. “That’s my baby”, he says. “The bad guys took it away from me, but they can’t steal the fact that it was my idea and I started it and ran it for the first year. I put everything I had into making TWC the success it is.” “As for my “retirement job” at KUSI, it’s the most fun I ever had. And the people of San Diego County have been wonderful to me for well over a decade. That’s very, very nice. And, that’s all I have to say.” With that Coleman gets down to work predicting the weather one more time.
See John’s blogsite
William Cotton, Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University
Dr. William Cotton is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. His main scientific interests include cloud physics and dynamics, and mesoscale meteorology. He has a BS in mathematics and an MS in atmospheric science from the State University of Albany and a PhD in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University (1970).
Dr. Cotton has distinguished himself in a broad range of professional activities as a publishing scientist (more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, seven chapters in books, authored one book and co-authored two books), advisor of graduate students; editor of journals and member of advisory and review panels. From 1970 to 1974, he worked as a meteorologist at NOAA’s Experimental Meteorological Laboratory in Miami. In 1974, he joined the faculty of Colorado State University and was quickly promoted through the ranks, achieving full Professorship in 1981. At CSU, he has received the Engineering Dean’s Council award for excellence in atmospheric science research, the College of Engineering Abell Faculty Research Graduate Program Support Award and the CSU Research Foundation Researcher of the Year (1993) Award. He has advised 33 PhD and 29 MS graduates.
Chris De Freitas, climate scientist in the School of Geography, Geology and
Environmental Science at the University of Auckland
Chris has been Head of Science and Technology at the Tamaki campus and Pro Vice Chancellor. He has Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of Queensland as a Commonwealth Scholar. For 10 years he was as an editor of the international journal
“Climate Research”. He is an advocate of open and well informed reporting on scientific issues. In recognition of this, he has three times been the recipient of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, Science Communicator Award, and a Merit Award in Science Communication.
David Deming, Associate Professor of Arts and Science at the University of Oklahoma
David Deming is associate professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He graduated from Indiana University in 1983 with a BS degree in geology and received a Ph.D in geophysics from the University of Utah in 1988.
Prior to his arrival at the University of Oklahoma in 1992, Deming held a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the US Geological Survey in California.
Dr. Deming is the author of more than thirty research papers and a textbook on hydrogeology. He is an associate editor for the journals Petroleum Geology and Ground Water. In addition to geology, Professor Deming is interested in the history and philosophy of science.
Bob Durrenberger, Retired Climatologist
Bob has been a meteorologist for 65 years and a climatologist for 60+ years. He was the third president of the American Association of State Climatologists and one of the climatologists who gathered at Woods Hole to review the National Climate Program Plan in July, 1979. Al Gore brought him back to the battle. He is writing a book on the controversies involved in climate change.
Dr. Vincent Gray is an “Expert Reviewer” for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; he has published many papers on climate science including detailed critiques on each of the IPCC science reports. The latest “The Greenhouse Delusion: a Critique of Climate Change 2001.”
George D. Greenly Jr., CCM
Adjunct Faculty, Estrella Mountain Community College’s Science & Math Department, Avondale, Arizona. Qualified Environmental Professional (Emeritus Status) of the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP), and am retired from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Atmospheric and Geophysical Sciences Division, and the U.S. Air Force’s Air Weather Service. Specialties: Meteorology & Climatology Education, Forensic Meteorology, Member AMS CCM Board
William Gray, Meteorologist
Meteorologist Dr. William Gray may be the world’s most famous hurricane expert. More than two decades ago, as professor of atmospheric science and head of the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University, he pioneered the science of hurricane forecasting. Each December, six months before the start of hurricane season, Gray and his team issue a long-range prediction of the number of major tropical storms and hurricanes that will arise in the Atlantic Ocean basin with updates through the season.
Dr. Gray received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Dept. of Geophysical Sciences in 1964. He has been with Colorado State University’s Dept. of Atmospheric Science since 1961, and has been a professor since 1974. He specializes in the global aspects of tropical cyclones; observational and theoretical aspects of tropical meteorological research and the investigation of meso-scale tropical weather phenomena.
Ben Herman, Professor and former Head of the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Arizona and former Director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Dr. Benjamin Herman is the former Director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics and also formerly head of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. He has been a member of both the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth’s Executive Committee and the Committee on Global Change.
Dr. Herman’s research interests include radiative transfer and remote sensing. He is primarily concerned with the optics of atmospheric aerosols, polarization and scattering, and the application of inversion techniques to analyze remote sensing data obtained from aircraft and satellites. Currently, he is working on several satellite based remote sensing projects to monitor ozone, temperature, water vapor, and aerosols from space. Dr. Herman is widely published in journals on these topics.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1963.
Christopher Horner, Counsel, Cooler Heads Coalition and Senior Fellow, CEI
Christopher C. Horner serves as a Senior Fellow at CEI. As an attorney in Washington, DC Horner has represented CEI as well as scientists and Members of the U.S. House and Senate on matters of environmental policy in the federal courts including the Supreme Court. He has written on numerous topics in publications ranging from law reviews to legal and industrial trade journals to print and online opinion pages, and is the author of two best-selling books: Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed (Regnery, 2008) and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism (Regnery, 2007), which spent half of 2007 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Horner has testified before the United States Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Environment and Public Works, and works on a legal and policy level with numerous think tanks and policy organizations throughout the world. He has given numerous addresses to audiences in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and Brussels, and before policymakers in European capitals including London, Rome, Prague, Copenhagen, Madrid and Warsaw, on topics ranging from rail deregulation and unfunded pension liability to all manner of energy and environment issues. Horner serves on the international law practice group’s executive committee for an internationally respected assembly of lawyers, and has provided counsel and work product on other matters including intellectual property, WTO proceedings and treaty law and policy.
Mr. Horner has provided legal, policy and political commentary several hundred times each on both television and radio, in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia, including scores of visits each on the Fox News Channel, Court TV, MSNBC with repeat visits on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, BBC, CNN, CNN International, ITN, CBC, Bloomberg and Reuters Television. Mr. Horner has also been a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has guest hosted television commentary programs and makes weekly appearances on and regularly guest hosts nationally and regionally syndicated radio shows in America.
He received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis where he received the Judge Samuel Breckenridge Award for Advocacy.
Douglas V. Hoyt, Solar Physicist and Climatologist
Douglas V. Hoyt is a solar physicist and climatologist who worked for more than thirty years as a research scientist in the field. He has worked at NOAA, NCAR, Sacramento Peak Observatory, the World Radiation Center, Research and Data Systems, and Raytheon where he was a Senior Scientist. He has conducted research on issues related to climate change, changes in solar irradiance on all time scales, and the sun-climate connection. His most recent publication is the book “The Role of the Sun in Climate Change”. He has published nearly 100 scientific papers on solar irradiance variations, the greenhouse effect, atmospheric transmission, aerosols, cloud cover, sunshine, radiative transfer, radiometers, solar activity, sunspot structure, sunspot decay rates, and the history of solar observations.
Warwick Hughes, Earth Scientist
Warwick Hughes is a New Zealand-born graduate in geology from Auckland University who has worked in Australia for many years and has carried out pioneering research on surface temperature measurement. Much of this is to be found, plus important general information, and links to other sites, on his website at http://www.warwickhughes.com.
Craig D. Idso, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and former President of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
Dr. Idso received his B.S. in Geography from Arizona State University, his M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and his Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University, where he studied as one of a small group of University Graduate Scholars.
Dr. Idso’s current research focus is on carbon sequestration, but he remains actively involved in several other aspects of global and environmental change, including climatology and meteorology, along with their impacts on agriculture. Dr. Idso has published scientific articles on issues related to data quality, the growing season, the seasonal cycle of atmospheric CO2, world food supplies, coral reefs, and urban CO2 concentrations, the latter of which he investigated via a National Science Foundation grant as a faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University. In addition, he has lectured in Meteorology at Arizona State University, and in Physical Geography at Mesa and Chandler-Gilbert Community Colleges.
Dr. Idso is the former Director of Environmental Science at Peabody Energy in St. Louis, Missouri and is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, Association of American Geographers, Ecological Society of America, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Sherwood D. Idso, President of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
Prior to assuming the Presidency of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change in October 2001, Dr. Idso was a Research Physicist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service at the U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked since June of 1967. He was also closely associated with Arizona State University over most of this period, serving as an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Geology, Geography, and Botany and Microbiology. His Bachelor of Physics, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are all from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Idso is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific publications including the books Carbon Dioxide: Friend or Foe? (1982) and Carbon Dioxide and Global Change: Earth in Transition (1989). He served on the editorial board of the international journal Agricultural and Forest Meteorology from 1973 to 1993 and since 1993 has served on the editorial board of Environmental and Experimental Botany. Over the course of his career, he has been an invited reviewer of manuscripts for 56 different scientific journals and 17 different funding agencies, representing an unusually large array of disciplines.
As a result of his early work in the field of remote sensing, Dr. Idso was honored with an Arthur S. Flemming Award, given in recognition of “his innovative research into fundamental aspects of agricultural-climatological interrelationships affecting food production and the identification of achievable research goals whose attainment could significantly aid in assessment and improvement of world food supplies.” This citation continues to express the spirit that animates his current research into the biospheric consequences of the ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 content.
Madhav Khandekar, retired Meteorologist, formerly with Environment Canada
Dr. Madhav Khandekar specializes in understanding extreme weather events in Canada and in other parts of the world. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics, a M.Sc. in Statistics from India (Pune University) as well as both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Meteorology from Florida State University. As one of the world leaders in meteorology, Dr. Khandekar has worked in the fields of climatology, meteorology and oceanography for over 45 years and has published nearly 100 papers, reports, book reviews and scientific commentaries as well as a book on Ocean Wave Analysis and Modeling, published by Springer-Verlag (1989).
David Legates, Associate Professor in Climatology, University of Delaware
Dr. David R. Legates is the Associate Professor in Climatology in the Center for Climatic Research at the University of Delaware. In addition to teaching at Louisiana State University, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Virginia, Dr. Legates has served as chief research scientist in a variety of commercial venues, including the Southern Regional Climate Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the Center for Computational Geosciences in Norman, Oklahoma. His areas of expertise include hydroclimatology, precipitation and climate change, and computational methods.
Martin Livermore, Scientific Alliance, Cambridge, UK
Martin and his Scientific Alliance has climate change and energy as the featured campaigns at present. His interests cover a wide field of science and policy issues, although his background is in food science and biotechnology, and he still does a lot of work with the biotech and agricultural sector. Their web site Scientific Alliance will be updated shortly.
Joseph E. Luisi, Former Chief Meteorologist for Delta Airlines
Mr. Luisi was with the Delta Air Lines Meteorology Department for 28 years. He oversaw the weather data and forecasts that have an impact on Delta aircraft and airports around the world. His meteorological interests have taken him to over 80 countries in 6 continents. In addition to working for Delta, Mr. Luisi is also a talk show host and science editor for KPSI radio in Palm Springs, California. He was the co-chairman of the Air Transport Association Meteorology Group and on the Board of Advisors for Georgia Tech and Embry Riddle University.
Anthony Lupo, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri-Columbia
Dr. Anthony R. Lupo is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His areas of expertise include synoptic meteorology, atmospheric dynamics, climate, and climate change. Specifically, he has published studies in many journals examining the dynamics of atmospheric blocking and extratropical cyclones. He has also examined interannual variations and climate change associated with blocking, hurricanes, and other atmospheric phenomena.
Dr. Lupo received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Purdue University in 1995, and has served as a contributing author and expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He was also a Fulbright Research Scholar to the Russian Federation in 2004. Additionally, he teaches courses at levels from introductory through the graduate at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
His areas of expertise include synoptic meteorology, atmospheric dynamics and climate change. See http://solberg.snr.missouri.edu/gcc/
Pat Michaels, Research professor of environmental sciences, University of Virginia
Dr. Patrick Michaels is a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, CATO Institute Senior Fellow in Environmental Studies, and visiting scientist with the Marshall Institute in Washington, D.C. He is a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society. He holds A.B. and S.M. degrees in biological sciences and plant ecology from the University of Chicago, and he received a Ph.D. in ecological climatology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1979.
Dr. Michaels is a contributing author and reviewer of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His writing has been published in the major scientific journals, including Climate Research, Climatic Change, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Climate, Nature, and Science, as well as in popular serials such as the Washington Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Houston Chronicle, and Journal of Commerce. He has appeared on ABC, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” PBS, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC and Voice of America. According to Nature magazine, Pat Michaels may be the most popular lecturer in the nation on the subject of global warming.
H. Michael “Mike” Mogil, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, How The Weather Works, LLC
H. Michael Mogil, CCM, How The Weatherworks
H. Michael Mogil is a seasoned meteorologist with B.S. and M.S. degrees in meteorology from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL). He has earned the American Meteorological Society’s Television Seal of Approval and is also a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM).
Mike’s expertise and experience spans several disciplines. He is a seasoned forecaster, science writer, teacher and forensic meteorologist. He has worked at National Weather Service (NWS) Headquarters and NWS regional headquarters in warning program management and disaster preparedness. He has worked at two national centers and two forecast offices (including serving as Deputy Meteorologist-in-Charge at one). He closed out his NOAA career as head of the NOAA Satellite Training Branch.
Mike is especially adept at taking complex scientific information and translating it into understandable terms for students, teachers, the lay public and attorneys. Not surprisingly, he has an extensive publications list (including award-winning books, posters and learning programs), widespread free-lance writing contributions (including contributions to the Discover Channel’s WEATHER Field Guide) and frequent presentations at conferences and other venues. His most recent book, EXTREME WEATHER (released in November 2007), has already earned rave reviews especially for its treatment of climate change.
In addition to writing, Mike is an avid photographer and videographer. He has had many images published in weather text and trade books, educational journals, various magazines, and the Washington Post. He has even a cloud photograph grace a U.S. postage stamp (as part of the Cloud Stamp issuance which he helped spearhead). See his web address here.
James O’Brien, Director Emeritus of the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies at Florida State University
Dr. James J. O’Brien is Director Emeritus of the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies at Florida State University, where he is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Meteorology and Oceanography. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Meteorology from Texas A&M University, and his B.S. in Chemistry from Rutgers University.
Dr. O’Brien is a Fellow with the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, the Royal Meteorological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he is a foreign fellow in the Russian Academy of Science and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
He has received innumerable honors throughout his career. The Florida Academy of Sciences honored James O’Brien with the 2006 Medalist Award. O’Brien, who has been a member of the FSU faculty for 35 years, also received the “Uda Prize” from the Japanese Oceanographic Society and is the first non-Japanese scientist to win the award. O’Brien was also honored as one of the “2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century.”
He has been a reviewer for numerous scholarly journals including the Journal of Geophysical Research, the Journal of Marine Research, the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, the Journal of Applied Meteorology, the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, and Science.
Dr. O’Brien’s areas of expertise include Climate Variability particularly El Nino and La Nina, Hurricanes and General Climate change and global warming.
John E. Oliphant, Colonel, USAF(Ret)
University degrees B.A. Williams College 1954, Mathematics and Physics, B.S. Penn State 1959, Meteorology, M.S. Penn State 1964, Meteorology, Member AMS since 1959. Member Sigma Xi since 1964. Colonel, Air Force Retired 1983, 30 year career, pilot, 16 different aircraft with over 5,000 hours, various assignments with Air Weather Service and Air Force ROTC. In my full retirement, at age 75, I concentrate my study on solar activity, to include sunspots, solar wind as well as solar retrograde, and the impact on volcanos, earthquakes, and global cooling.
Tom Victor Segalstad, Associate Professor of Resource- and Environmental Geology at the University of Oslo and expert IPCC reviewer
University degrees (natural sciences with geology) from the University of Oslo. Has conducted university research, publishing, and teaching in geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, volcanology, structural geology, ore geology, and geophysics at the University of Oslo, Norway, and the Pennsylvania State University, USA. At present Associate Professor of Resource- and Environmental Geology at the University of Oslo. Head of the Geological Museum at the University of Oslo. Past Head of the Natural History Museums and Botanical Garden of the University of Oslo. Member of different international and national professional working groups and committees, including Expert Reviewer to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). Current focus is on CO2 and the “Greenhouse Effect” (how CO2 simply cannot cause “global warming"). See Tom’s CO2 page
Gary Sharp, Scientific Director, Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study
Dr. Gary D. Sharp was an Adjunct Professor at the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, until 2004. He is also the Special Science Advisor to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Advisory Panel and Scientific Director of the Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study.
He was senior editor of the fourth Edition of the FAO Atlas on Living Resources of the Sea, and he initiated the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Integrated Ocean Sciences, (CIRIOS) a joint institute between NOAA and the Naval Postgraduate School. From 1993 to 1997 Dr. Sharp was the Technology and Curriculum Development Planner for CSU Monterey Bay.
The main emphases of Dr. Sharp’s current work are the topics of Climate and Global Change, and the applications of climate and upper ocean monitoring related to aquatic resources. Dr. Sharp recieved his PhD in Marine Biology from the University of California (1972), as well as a B.S. in Zoology (1967) and an M.S. in Biology (1968) from San Diego State University.
His areas of expertise are climate and global change and applications of climate and upper-ocean monitoring related to aquatic resources.
S. Fred Singer, President of the Science & Environment Policy Project
S. Fred Singer is internationally known for his work on energy and environmental issues. A pioneer in the development of rocket and satellite technology, he devised the basic instrument for measuring stratospheric ozone and was principal investigator on a satellite experiment retrieved by the space shuttle in 1990. He was the first scientist to predict that population growth would increase atmospheric methane—an important greenhouse gas.
He is now President of The Science & Environmental Policy Project, a non-profit policy research group he founded in 1990. Singer is also a Distinguished Research Professor at George Mason University and professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia. His previous government and academic positions include Chief Scientist, U.S. Department of Transportation (1987- 89); Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1970-71); Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water Quality and Research, U.S. Department of the Interior (1967- 70); founding Dean of the School of Environmental and Planetary Sciences, University of Miami (1964-67); first Director of the National Weather Satellite Service (1962-64); and Director of the Center for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Maryland (1953-62).
Dr. Singer has received numerous awards for his research, including a Special Commendation from the White House for achievements in artificial earth satellites, a U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award for the development and management of the U.S. weather satellite program and the first Science Medal from the British Interplanetary Society. He has served on state and federal advisory panels, including five years as vice chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmospheres. He frequently testifies before Congress.
Dr. Singer did his undergraduate work in electrical engineering at Ohio State University and holds a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books and monographs, including Is There an Optimum Level of Population? (McGraw-Hill, 1971), Free Market Energy (Universe Books, 1984), and Global Climate Change (Paragon House, 1989). Singer has also published more than 400 technical papers in scientific, economic, and public policy journals, as well as numerous editorial essays and articles in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New Republic, Newsweek, Journal of Commerce, Washington Times, Washington Post, and other publications. His book, Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate, was published in late 1997 through the Independent Institute. He recently co-authored a Book with Dennis Avery called Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years.
Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist, University of Alabama
Dr. Roy Spencer is a principal research scientist for the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. In the past, he has served as Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Dr. Spencer is the recipient of NASA’s Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and the American Meteorological Society’s Special Award for his satellite-based temperature monitoring work. He is the author of numerous scientific articles that have appeared in Science, Nature, Journal of Climate, Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology, Remote Sensing Reviews, Advances in Space Research and Climatic Change.
Dr. Spencer received his Ph.D. in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin in 1981.
Dr. Spencer’s areas of expertise are satellite data temperature, hurricanes, the evangelical movement and global warming and general climate change issues.
George Taylor, Certified Consulting Meteorologist
George H. Taylor retired in 2008 after 19 years as State Climatologist for Oregon. He now operates Applied Climate Services of Corvallis, Oregon.
Mr. Taylor is an International Leadership Forum (ILF) Fellow. ILF is a non-partisan, Internet-based think tank composed entirely of top leaders who meet annually in La Jolla, California and in policy forums online throughout the year to discuss the major issues facing our global society and how to communicate the ideas and wisdom generated in these deliberations to policymakers and to the general public.
Mr. Taylor is past president of the American Association of State Climatologists. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has received certification as a Certified Consulting Meteorologist by the Society. He also has a California Lifetime Community College Credential. He has published over 200 reports, symposium and journal articles.
Mr. Taylor’s area of expertise is general weather and climate with a particular emphasis on the Western US.
Education: B.A. Mathematics U.C. Santa Barbara, 1969
M.S. Meteorology University of Utah, 1975
Hendrik Tennekes, Former Director of Research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Hendrik (Henk) Tennekes was born December 13, 1936 in Kampen, the Netherlands. From 1965 to 1977, he was a professor of aeronautical engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. From 1977 to 1990, he served as director of research at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut, or KNMI), and from 1990 to 1995 as director of strategy development there. His contrary views on global warming forced him into early retirement at age 58.
In 1982 Tennekes was inducted into the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. His 1986 lecture “No Forecast is Complete without a Forecast of Forecast Skill” inspired the development of ensemble and multi-model forecasting. With John L. Lumley (Cornell University) he authored the textbook “A First Course in Turbulence” (MIT Press, 1972), now in its 22nd printing. In 1996, MIT Press published his popular-science book “The Simple Science of Flight”, which was translated into German and Japanese (the original Dutch edition, De Wetten van de Vliegkunst, appeared in 1992). From 1990 to 2001, he was a member of a blue-ribbon panel in charge of organizing lecture meetings on scientific and cultural topics at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Both at the meetings and at the dinners in the famous Citizens’ Hall, the hostess was no one less than HM Queen Beatrix herself.
Richard C. Willson, Principal Investigator, ACRIM Experiments
Richard C. Willson holds a doctoral degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of California-Los Angeles, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from the University of Colorado. He is a Senior Research Scientist in the employ of Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research. His work in this field, which began at the University of Colorado and continued at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Columbia University, has been in the area of development of state-of-the-art solar irradiance measurement techniques for both total and spectral irradiance. He developed prism, grating, and interference spectroscopy instrumentation for spectral observations in both laboratory and flight environments. He developed the Active Cavity Radiometer instrumentation for total irradiance observations and has conducted flight experiments on balloons, sounding rockets, the Space Shuttle, and satellite platforms. He has served as the Principal Investigator for the Solar Maximum Mission ACRIM I, Space Shuttle Spacelab I and Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science (ATLAS) ACRIM’s, Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) ACRIM II and EOS/ACRIM III experiments.
Within the spirit of the first amendment, the following broadcast and private meteorologists support an objective consideration and an earnest and open discussion of all aspects of climate change.
Michael E. Adams, Ph.D, Senior Principal Scientist, General Dynamics Information Technology
David Aldrich, Meteorologist, Fox 29 WTXF Philadelphia
Randy Baker, Aviation Meteorologist, KY
William Bauman, Ph.D. Program Manager/Meteorologist ENSCO
Justin Berk, Meteorologist, ABC2 (WMAR), Baltimore
Andre Bernier, Meteorologist, WJW-TV, Cleveland, OH
Sally Bernier, Meteorologist, WJW-TV, Cleveland, OH
Edwin X Berry, Ph.D., CCM, Atmospheric Physics, U of Nevada, 1965
Kim R. Blackburn, Geologist, Kentucky Geological Survey
Karl Bohnak, Chief On-Camera Meteorologist and author, WLUC-TV, Marquette, MI
Bob Breck, Chief Meteorologist FOX 8, New Orleans
Mark Breen, Senior Meteorologist, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury, VT
Tom Chisholm, Chief Meteorologist, WMTW ABC Channel 8 Portland, ME
Jim Clarke, Meteorologist, WZVN-TV, ABC-7, Fort Myers, FL
Anthony J. Colby, Meteorologist, WKYC-TV 3
John Coleman, Chief Meteorologist, KUSI-TV-9. San Diego and founder of The Weather Channel
Bob Copeland, MS Meteorology MIT, 35 years on-air Meteorologist, Boston – WBZ-TV, WHDH-TV, WCVB-TV,
Consulting Meteorologist, Littleton, NH
Paul Cousins, Managing Director, AtmosForecast, Portland, ME
Dr Tony Cowell, Biologist and Statistician. University of Lincoln, UK
Bob Durrenberger, Past President, American Association of State Climatologists
Keith Eichner, Private Meteorologist, TV Meteorologist, Rochester, NY
Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist/Executive Weather Producer, WBZ-TV, Boston, MA
Gary England, Chief Meteorologist KWTV, Oklahoma City, OK
Gordon J. Fulks, Ph.D., Physicist, Gordon Fulks and Asssociates. La Center, WA
Arlo Gambell, CCM, Aviation Meteorologist, Nashua, NH
John Ghiorse Meteorologist NBC10, Providence, RI (since 1968)
Mel Goldstein, Ph.D., Chief Meteorologist, New Haven, CT
Eugenio Hackbart, Chief Meteorologist, MetSul Meteorologia Weather Center, Sao Leopoldo, Brazil
Jeff Halblaub, Meteorologist, Byron Center, MI
Ross Hayes, former CNN Weather Producer, NASA Balloon Facility
Art Horn, Meteorologist, The “Art” of Weather. Manchester CT
Craig James, retired TV meteorologist, WOOD-TV, Grand Rapid, MI
John W. Jenson, Ph.D., Professor at Environmental Geology, University of Guam
Tim Kelley, Meteorologist, NECN, Boston, MA
Kevin Lemanowicz, Chief Meteorologist, Fox 25, Boston, MA
Jerry Lettre, Senior Meteorologist, WSI, Andover, MA
Peter McGurk, Senior Meteorologist, WSI, Andover, MA
Bill Meck, Chief Meteorologist, WLEX-TV, Lexington, KY
Kirk Melhuish, AMS/NWA, WSB Meteorologist, Atlanta, GA
Dennis Miller, Former Senior Meteorologist/Programmer, WSI
Nick Morganelli, Free-Lance Meteorologist NECN, WFSB
Steven Nogueira, NWS Senior Meteorologist
Paul Nuttall, Political Adviser to the IND/DEM Group in the European Parliament, UKIP Party, UK
Ben Papandreau, Senior Meteorologist, Andover, MA
Christopher Plonka, Major, Meteorologist, USAF
Jason Russell, Freelance TV Meteorologist, Albany NY, City Councilor, Westfield, MA
Scott Sabol, Morning Meteorologist at WJW FOX 8 in Cleveland
Terry Safford, Private Meteorologist. Lt. Col. USAF
Bruce Schwoegler, Meteorologist, Chief Technology Officer, MySky.com
Robert Shipton, MA in Geography from Wayne State University, retired from Environmental Testing Lab
Hajo Smit, former climate scientist, meteorologist, journalist, Netherlands
James R. Stalker, Ph.D., President, RESPR, Inc., Las Cruces, NM
Bill Steffen, Meteorologist, WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, MI
Herb Stevens, The Skiing Weatherman, Grass Roots Weather, North Kingston, RI
Dennis Stewart, Meteorologist, Account Executive, AWS
Brad Sussman, Meteorologist, FOX 8 Cleveland
Bill Wadford, Member
Randy Washburn, BS Physics, 1982, Author of Upcoming Book on Climate
Joe West, Retired United Airlines Pilot and Weather Enthusiast
Chuck F. Wiese, President, Weatherwise, Inc., Portland, OR
Kevin Williams, Chief Meteorologist, WHEC Rochester, NY