4 Nov 2009, 11:39pm
Climate and Weather
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Oregon Meteorologist George Taylor to be Honored

American Agri-Women honor Oregon Meteorologist

AG Weekly Online , November 3, 2009 [here]

Salem, OR, (AgPR) - American Agri-Women (AAW) will present their highest honor, the Veritas Award, to Oregon Meteorologist George Taylor, at their 34rd annual convention in Salem, Oregon, November 13. The Veritas Award is given to individuals who have been public witness to the “pursuit of truth” in accordance with the principles expressed in the AAW statement of philosophy. Of specific interest are personalities of importance to agriculture, or responsible media coverage of agricultural issues and events.

George Taylor has been working in the field of meteorology and climatology for over 34 years. Taylor, who lives in Corvallis, Oregon, served for 19 years as Oregon’s climatologist and was elected president of the American Association of Climatologists in 1998. He now runs his own business, Applied Climate Service.

Through his research over the years Taylor has shown that global warming is a natural occurrence with minimal influence by man and that by looking back further than the past few decades, the data shows that warming and cooling periods are common. Taylor continually works to keep the public informed of the effects climate has on their lives by publishing over 200 reports, books and articles, and by writing a bi-weekly column in two local newspapers. He is also a popular speaker, standing up for what he knows to be the truth, even when it disagrees with the prevailing opinion.

AAW president Marcie Williams notes that, “George Taylor’s credentials and his courage in speaking out makes him an outstanding Veritas Award winner and we are excited to be able to honor him in this way.”

Past Veritas recipients include Paul Harvey, Michael DeBakey, Julia Child, Dr. C. Everett Koop, and John Stossel, to name a few.

Come to the AAW convention to hear these informative and entertaining speakers. For information about the convention, or agenda and registration form, visit the American Agri-Women website [here].

5 Nov 2009, 12:05am
by Bob Zybach

George Taylor was a favorite member of my PhD Committee at Oregon State University, and one of the brightest and most helpful and thought-provoking scientists I have ever worked with.

He is also a great guy and wonderful mentor. This is a well deserved honor, and AAW should be commended for recognizing his accomplishments. I continue to cite George’s work in nearly every report I write regarding Oregon’s forest and fire histories, and still owe him a plate of fresh, home-baked cookies which are several years past due.

Good for George Taylor and good for AAW. He is the best State Climatologist Oregon ever had.

5 Nov 2009, 1:01am
by Mike

GT is a friend of mine, too, I am proud to say. He is not only a leading meteorologist on the cutting edge of his field, with decades of experience and service to agriculture and the entire state, George Taylor is a kind, funny, smart, and reverential person, a superb human being, a community leader, a church leader, a family man with a gorgeous and incredibly accomplished wife and kids (now all grown up with Ph.D.s in physics and such), a scholar and teacher, a sportsman (baseball, surfing), a skilled guitarist and singer, a prince among paupers, a gift to humanity, a peach of a guy, and more deserving of this honor than anyone I know or ever heard of.

5 Nov 2009, 3:33pm
by David Appell


Reply: Dave, I am afraid your comment was brash, truculent, and bordering on impolite. There are many posts about “climate change” here and on other websites, where matters in that regard may be discussed. But injecting personal insults into this post in particular will not be tolerated. Bad form.



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