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Bob Lacatena

Bob Lacatena is a software developer with a lifelong interest in and love of science and teaching, a love that was instilled by his parents, both college professors.  He has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Northwestern University.  He began his study of climate as a true skeptic, taking the time to put in the effort to truly learn everything he could about the science before recognizing that it is something that will greatly affect the life, prosperity and happiness of his daughter, her peers, and even more so any grandchildren that may some day follow.  Today, as a volunteer, he contributes to Skeptical Science with his primary talent (his computer skills) but wishes he could find more time to write as well.


CollinMaessen

Collin Maesssen lives in The Netherlands and has a BSc in software engineering. He works as a support engineer for a Dutch software firm. In his spare time he writes for his own blog Real Sceptic and volunteers where possible for Skeptical Science.


Riccardo

Graduated in physics, I got my PhD at the University of Catania (Italy). As an experimental material scientist I spend my working hours mainly in a lab torturing some material and trying to convince it to behave as I wish. Being a long time sailor, I needed to know at least the basics of meteorology. More recently I developed the interest in climate science and thought that I could take advantage of my background in physics to study and communicate it. My dream is to go to Antarctica by sailboat for a scientific mission!


Anne-Marie Blackburn

Anne-Marie studied modern languages and history in Switzerland before getting a Diploma in Environmental Policy and a BSc in Environmental Biology in the UK. She decided to look into climate science more closely during an enforced sabbatical and now enjoys contributing to Skeptical Science, a website she consulted regularly when debating climate science on various websites.


Hoskibui

Hoskibui, full name Höskuldur Búi Jónsson is a geologist in Iceland. He is one of the two editors of loftslag.is (loftslag meaning climate) and translator of skeptical science articles.


Dikran Marsupial

Dikran Marsupial (A.K.A. Dr Gavin Cawley) is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia.  His research interests focus on machine learning (essentially a branch of statistics), and in particular dealing with various forms of uncertainty.  He is interested in science generally, and in favour of rational decision making.  These interests intersect in climate change, as rational choice of the best course of action requires our best effort at understanding the science of climate, including an appreciation of the uncertainties.   SkS makes a positive contribution to this by refuting climate myths and addressing common misconceptions regarding the science of climate change that stiffle productive debate of the key issues.  In his spare time, he enjoys luthiery, lute playing, cricket and moustache cultivation.


rockytom

Tom Farmer is President of Farmer Enterprises of Las Cruces, New Mexico; a former Technical Staff Member in the Environmental Restoration Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory; former tenured Associate Professor in the Geologe/Environmental Sciences Department at James Madison University; consulting environmental scientist to federal, state and local governments throughout the United States; former curater of the University of Cincinnati Natural History Museum; Museum Specialist at the U. S. National museum of Natural History; BA and MS degrees from the University of Virginia; Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.  He has over 20 years of university teaching experience and has been an associate editor of The Professional Geologist, the leading periodical of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.  


dana1981

Dana Nuccitelli is an environmental scientist at a private environmental consulting firm in the Sacramento, California area. He has a Bachelor's Degree in astrophysics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master's Degree in physics from the University of California at Davis. He has been researching climate science, economics, and solutions as a hobby since 2006, and has contributed to Skeptical Science since September, 2010.  He also blogs at The GuardianFollow him on Twitter.


Kevin C

Kevin is an interdisciplinary computational scientist of 20 years experience, based in the UK, although he has also spent two sabbaticals at San Diego Supercomputer Center. His first degree is in theoretical physics, his doctoral thesis was primarily computational, and he now teaches chemistry undergraduates and biology post-graduates. Most of his reasearch has been focussed on data processing and analysis. He is the author or co-author of a number of highly cited scientific software packages.

His climate investigations are conducted in the limited spare time available to a parent, and are currently focussed in two areas; coverage bias in the instrumental temperature record, and simple response-function climate models. He is also interested in philosophy of science and science communication.


doug_bostrom

1958 model, background in broadcast engineering and management, wireless telemetry, software architecture and authorship with a focus on embedded systems, TCP/IP network engineering, systems integration. 

My initial interest in the "climate debate" was thanks to numerous accusations of dishonesty aimed at research scientists being thoughtlessly slung around. I'm not a scientist myself any more than the average layperson is occasionally called to think scientifically, but I live embedded in a social fabric of scientist family members and acquaintances. I find allegations of dishonesty as a substitute for cogent arguments against climate research findings to be not only at odds with my personal experience of scientists' affection for truth but also extremely annoying. Irritation at lazy thinking got me involved with this topic.

I was attracted to Skeptical Science by its straightforward explanation of various features of our climate as they relate to our role in modifying its behavior. In particular I found John Cook's attitude to be refreshing; my first acquaintance with John was via an email he kindly sent me explaining how and why a comment I'd posted at Skeptical Science was a little too "fresh" for the general tone of the site. Poor habits developed elsewhere don't really fit the SkS mode.

I've been volunteering with Skeptical Science for several years. I find spending at least some of my time helping SkS more satisfying than empty and repetitious catharsis spent in an endless "debate."


Doug Mackie

In the 70's I had a dinosaur book that included a Keeling curve as part of the inevitable 'what happened discussion'. (This was before Alvarez). Even before I could spell exponential I still wondered what the Keeling curve would mean for me when I grew up. When I began my PhD I found out.


jg

John Garrett is a technical illustrator residing in Wildomar, California, USA. In my personal time, I volunteer for a variety of groups including Skeptical Science, the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, and the Temecula Valley Astronomers. As an astronomy enthusiast, I’ve published photos in Astronomy Magazine and am involved in establishing astronomy clubs in local middle schools. I’m also a member of the International Dark-sky Association.


Svatli

Sveinn Atli lives in Iceland and is one of the two editors of loftslag.is (loftslag meaning climate), the Icelandic climate website and translator of skeptical science articles. Sveinn has long been interested in environmental issues and has actively been taking part in the climate discussion. First encounter for him with the climate issue was to take a close look at the arguments - from as many sides as possible. After carefull scrutiny he found out that the only legitimate arguments were to be found in the scientific literature - one way or the other. 


Steve Brown

Steve graduated with a BSc.(Hons) in Geosciences from the Open University in the UK. In addition to working full time as an IT Security and Infrastructure Manager, Steve is studying part time for a Masters degree in Earth Science. In his spare time he indulges in snowboarding, sailing, hill-walking, and astronomy.


michael sweet

I have a MS in Organic Chemistry. I am 53 years old and live in Tampa Florida. I teach AP Chemistry at a local High School. I have been reading about AGW for four or five years. At first I was worried about sea level rise (I have visited Tuvalu and other low Pacific Islands), but it appears other problems will be bad sooner than sea level rise. I like to SCUBA dive.


Andy Skuce

Andy Skuce is a recently-retired geophysical consultant living in British Columbia. He has a BSc in geology from Sheffield University and an MSc in geophysics from the  University of Leeds. His work experience includes a period at the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh and work for a variety of oil companies based in Calgary, Vienna and Quito. Since 2005, he worked as an independent consultant. Andy has published a handful of papers over the years in tectonics and structural geology that can be viewed here. He described how his views on climate change evolved in this blog post.

Follow Andy on Twitter @andyskuce and on his blog Critical Angle


Glenn Tamblyn

Glenn studied Mechanical Engineering at Melbourne University. After graduation he worked for several years as a research officer in the Solar Energy research section of the same department. Later he was involved in running several small Engineering/IT companies involved in the Solar and later Automotive industries. Working in Melbourne, Adelaide & China for many years, Glenn & his wife finally made what is known in Australia as a 'TreeChange'; Moved to the country to run a Cafe. Glenn has always had a deep interest in Science for the absolute thrill of it and at times resents the way a planetary emergency forces him to take time away from a damn fine hobby. Having many strengths & weaknesses in life, he makes no claims that photography is one of his strengths. The idea that we would let this beautiful world and the great potential of human culture be at this much risk horrifies him.


robert way

Robert Way holds a BA in Geography, Minor Geomatics and Spatial Analysis and an M.Sc. in Physical Geography. He is currently a PHD student at the University of Ottawa. His current research focus is on modeling the distribution of permafrost in the eastern Canadian sub-Arctic. Previously his work examined the climatic sensitivity of small mountain glaciers in the Torngat Mountains of northern Labrador. Robert has also studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Oslo. He has participated in course and field work in Antarctica, Iceland, Labrador, Norway, Patagonia and Svalbard. As an Inuit descendent from a northern community, he has witnessed first hand how changing ice and snow conditions have impacted traditional hunting and travel routes, making climate change omnipresent in his life.

His graduate student profile can be found at the following url:
http://artsites.uottawa.ca/robert-way/en/background/


gpwayne

Graham Wayne is a journalist who writes about climate change science and the ways it will affect us in the UK's Guardian, and in his blog (gpwayne.wordpress.com). He writes basic level rebuttals and occasional blog posts for Skeptical Science, motivated in part by a concern for the environment, and partly as a counter-reaction to the demagoguery and disinformation that pervades the public discourse on climate science.


Rob Honeycutt

Rob's claim to fame is being the founder of the popular pack and bag company Timbuk2.  He is a guru of mass customization and, through the application of Toyota manufacturing methods, created a unique and enduring brand in the outdoor products industry.  Rob is a serial entrepreneur, husband and father to two great kids.  It's his concern for his kids' future that has driven him to dive into the climate issue as a minor author on SkS.


James Wight

James Wight is a Science student with Macquarie University, Sydney, intending to major in climate science. He has been passionately interested in climate science for several years.


John Mason

John Mason graduated in geology from Aberystwyth University in 1985. He went on to undertake research on ore genesis and supergene alteration in the metalliferous mining districts of North and Central Wales, leading to an M Phil and a number of key papers. He also worked for a time in mineral exploration with the British Geological Survey and then the private sector. His interest in climate came via investigating severe weather events and their aftermath and seeing the massive changes that past climate shifts have brought to the Welsh landscape. When not doing any of the above, landscape and weather-photography plus sea-angling keep him occupied.


nealjking

Neal J. King has studied physics at the University of California at Berkeley (M.A. Physics), and is now a telecommunications consultant in Europe. My main interest in the climate-change issue - aside from trying to turn the human race from its current over-the-cliff trajectory - is in the scientific aspects. I also volunteer at SkS, mostly on editorial and interpretational aspects.


Sarah

Sarah is an environmental chemist on the faculty at Michigan Tech University. She lives on the shore of Lake Superior.


Daniel Bailey

Daniel completed science degrees in Earth Science, Cartography and Remote Sensing at Central Michigan University in the United States. After graduating, he took employment with the US Department of Defense in Washington, DC, for many years. Daniel was employed in the pharmaceutical industry also for many years, where he was much happier. No doubt due to the meds. 

Now Daniel labors in advertising, seeking that far and verdant shore of satisfied clientele while volunteering his time better spent sleeping labouring for the harsh task masters of Skeptical Science and their steep copy deadlines...


John Cook

John is the Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland. He originally studied physics at the University of Queensland. After graduating, he majored in solar physics in his post-grad honours year. In 2011, he co-authored the book Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand with Haydn Washington, published by Earthscan. In 2013, he co-authored the college textbook Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis with Tom Farmer, published by Springer.


Ari Jokimäki

Ari lives in Finland and has a BSc in computer engineering. He has been studying climate science as a hobbyist and runs his own blog (AGW Observer). In Skeptical Science Ari translates articles to Finnish, hosts New Research From Last Week series, and writes other articles every now and then.


howardlee

Howard is an author and freelance Earth Science writer. He earned his B.Sc in Geology his M.Sc in Remote Sensing at the University of London, and he is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS). Howard draws upon years of experience in diverse Earth Science industries (seismic hazard, geothermal exploration, mining and radioactive waste disposal, oil and gas exploration) for his writing. His current book project: "Your Life as Planet Earth," is a fast-paced telling of the twists and setbacks of our planet’s evolution, using the metaphor of a human life to show how the strands of climate, evolution, tectonics and cosmic events tangled through time to drive changes in life and climate.


BaerbelW

Bärbel Winkler lives and works in Germany. She has always had a lot of interest in environmental issues and has been active as a volunteer at the local zoo and a conservation group for many years. Over time and while learning more and more about it, Bärbel became increasingly aware and concerned about climate change and what it will mean for generations to come. As a means to turn this concern into something productive, Bärbel started to organise the translation of Skeptical Science content into German in 2010 and has been active as a translator since then.

Follow Bärbel on Twitter: @BaerbelW


Rob Painting

Rob is an environmentalist, scuba diver, spearfisherman, kayaker and former police officer. Has researched climate science, in an amateur capacity, for 4 years. A long-time reader of Skeptical Science and now contributor.


Klaus Flemløse

I am master of science in mathematics and statiscis from University of Århus, Denmark. I have worked in the financial sector as an actuary in insurance, reinsurance, supervision and life insurance and teached math/stat at the university and in the gymnasium and has retired end  of may 2013. Primary interest birdwatching, climate science incl sea level and tide analysis.

My picture was taken close to a storm surge columns at the outermost dike in the Wadden Sea in the south west of Denmark, close to the Danish-German border.

 




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