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Patrick Michaels

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Patrick J. Michaels is a Senior Research Fellow for Policy and Economic Development at George Mason University.

Patrick J. Michaels is a Senior Research Fellow for Policy and Economic Development at George Mason University. He is a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society. Michaels was also a research professor of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia for thirty years. Michaels is a contributing author and reviewer of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. His writing has been published in the major scientific journals, including Climate ResearchClimatic ChangeGeophysical Research LettersJournal of ClimateNature, and Science, as well as in popular serials such as theWashington PostWashington TimesLos Angeles TimesUSA TodayHouston Chronicle, and Journal of Commerce. He was an author of the climate "paper of the year" awarded by the Association of American Geographers in 2004. He has appeared on most of the worldwide major media. Michaels holds A.B. and S.M. degrees in biological sciences and plant ecology from the University of Chicago, and he received a Ph.D. in ecological climatology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1979.

Recent Articles and Publications

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January 6, 2020
By Kevin Dayaratna, Patrick Michaels
The agricultural benefits of increasing levels of carbon dioxide are not being fully accounted for in current climate assessments.
December 5, 2019
By Patrick Michaels, H. Sterling Burnett
Climate scientist Patrick Michaels says there has been a profound suspension of the normal rules of science in the climate arena.
April 30, 2016
By David Wojick, Patrick Michaels
This paper develops a system to determine whether Federal Government is buying the conclusions it wants from scientists, funding scientists who support an expanded regulatory agenda.
December 15, 2015
By Patrick Michaels
Explores the substantial and growing gap between climate model temperature predictions and actual measured temperatures, and the various sources of temperature measurments and how each one compares to the models.
September 4, 2015
By Patrick Michaels
Environmentalists and their allies in Congress have tried to argue that a carbon tax is the best (most efficient and effective) way to fight human caused climate change. This paper details the various weaknesses of the carbon tax.

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