WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- TCSDaily Science Roundtable member and Oregon state climatologist George Taylor, expressed his concern over the legitimacy of recent claims that the Antarctic ice sheet is melting. The Washington Post article titled "Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Rapidly" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp- dyn/content/article/2006/03/02/AR2006030201712.html) looked to Taylor to provide an expert view on the validity of a recent study published in Science magazine on global warming. From the Post: "Oregon state climatologist George Taylor noted that sea ice in some areas of Antarctica is expanding and part of the region is getting colder, despite computer models that would predict otherwise. 'The Antarctic is really a puzzle,' said Taylor, who writes for the Web site TSCDaily... 'A lot more research is needed to understand the degree of climate and ice trends in and around the Antarctic...'" George H. Taylor is the state climatologist for Oregon, and a faculty member at Oregon State University's College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. He manages the Oregon Climate Service, the state repository of weather and climate information, and supervises a staff of ten. 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 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 articles, and journal articles. For more information or to book, please contact Andrea Saul at 202-572-6260; email@example.com.