Paleoclimatologist, climate scientist, Arctic specialist
Experienced speaker for Universities and Colleges, business leaders and institutions
I have given many talks about climate change, global warming and the Arctic to diverse audiences throughout North America, Europe and China. Audiences have ranged from church and community groups to university and college students, business leaders and international scientific congresses. In each case, I tailor the topic and delivery to address the interests and background of the audience.
Outreach and Writing
I am often asked by those in the media for interviews and opinions, which I am happy to provide. Some examples are provided in the videos below. I have written and edited more than a dozen books on climate change and more than 200 articles in scientific journals, and I continue to enjoy writing for the general public.
Background and Credentials
I was born in the north of England and did my undergraduate studies at Southampton University before moving to the U.S. to pursue an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Colorado's Insitute of Arctic and Alpine Research. After graduation, I took up a faculty position at the University of Massachusetts where I have taught ever since. I am currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences.
Honors and Awards
Awarded Honorary Doctorates by:
Lancaster University (U.K.)
Queen's University (Canada)
University of Bern (Switzerland)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Fellow of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America
Awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal by the European Geosciences Union (EGU)