posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 01:19 PM
Funny how actually he is an 'Expert' and probably has more in the bank from his acedemic work that his pension would make him at least
upper-middle class anyhow. Also funny how his funding is Independant. In the original Piece the other 'Expert' who is actually a government paid
So just for a perspective of this mans Knowledge, Intelligence, and contribution to science and this field only, I quote the words of a 25 year
experianced climatoligist mentioning Kerry Emanuel on a social blog:
One of the more interesting job descriptions that I have come across is that of a paleotempestologist. According to James B. Elsner and Birol Kara in
their book: Hurricanes of the North Atlantic: Climate and Society, a paleotempestologist studies the occurrence and impacts of ancient storms from
such information as unusual deposits at the mouths of rivers and in wetlands, and changes in vegetation patterns, particularly tree species. The term
reportedly was coined by Kerry A. Emanuel, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sorry did I get that right 'Professor' of 'Atmospheric Sciences" (so the whole genre not just Climatolgy/Meteroligist. Well im sure the ph.d
students who work so hard in the department see him as an 'Expert'. And once they have there Doctorates and feel important Dr. one in 100 of them
may have the ability and understanding to make it to Professor.
Just to add something here too....its ot any old University....
pretty well respected. In addition 'Nature' does put all its articles to Peer review, and though that dosent mean his conclusions are right they
must have a very very data led plausibility, before publication.
Looks like a good book im glad he spends his already hectic time sharing his 'Expert' opinions and knowledge and facts to the general public, in
probably the most complex Scientific Field, in words and analogies that we can all understand.
I for one will be watching this research closely and look forward to the actual review of his study by other independant 'experts' to see what
results they come up with, whilst as I have for the past 10 years will ignore any Government or Corporate influenced opinions.