Oregon State Climatologist Questions Global Warming Study in Washington Post

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Mar 03, 2006, 00:00 ET from TCSDaily

    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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