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Joe D’Aleo

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Joe D'Aleo was the first Director of Meteorology at television cable's The Weather Channel and has over 30 years of experience as a professional meteorologist. He served as a member and then chairman of the American Meteorological Society's Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, and co-chaired national conferences for both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. [1] Since 1989, Joe has been Chief Meteorologist at WSI Corporation in Billerica, Massachusetts and is the Senior Editor (aka Dr Dewpoint) for WSI's Intellicast.com web site. [2]

D'Aleo is one of the speakers at the International Conference on Climate Change (2009), organized by the Heartland Institute think tank. [3]

Views on climate change

Joe D'Aleo is a frequent contributor to the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project blog, an organization of climate change skeptics who "believe that natural cycles such as those in the sun and oceans are also important contributors to the global changes in our climate and weather." [4] In an article, he writes that "the sun is behaving like it did in the last 1700s and early 1800s, leading many to believe we are likely to experience conditions more like the early 1800s (called the Dalton Minimum) in the next few decades. That was a time of cold and snow." [5]

He is also an author for the Fraser Institute, a Canadian think tank funded partially by ExxonMobil, which promotes free market environmentalism and alleges that the risks associated with global warming are heavily exaggerated. [6]

Articles and resources

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References

  1. "ICECAP Experts", ICECAP website, accessed February 2009.
  2. "Exxon Secrets Factsheet", Exxonsecrets.org accessed February 2009.
  3. "Speakers," Heartland Institute website, accessed January 2009.
  4. "About Us", ICECAP Website, accessed February 2009.
  5. "Blogosphere" ICECAP Website, accessed February 2009.
  6. "What We Think", The Fraser Institute, accessed February 2009.

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