Dr. North is a physicist. He has worked as a Professor of Meteorology and Oceanography at Texas A&M University since 1986, where he also served as head of the Department of Atmospheric Science from 1995 through 2003. He earlier worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Since the 1970s, he has had a strong interest in the earth’s climate, particularly computer simulations of its long-term behavior. As concerns over global warming have grown, his research and public education efforts have turned increasingly to those topics. For instance, in 1995, he wrote a book called “The Impact of Global Warming in Texas” (now undergoing revision and update), and in 2006, collaborated on a National Research Council review of temperature fluctuations and trends over the past 2000 years.
Interview InformationMarch 4, 2008
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