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"
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.
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