Climate Change Facts

This site is constructed by Dr. John T. Everett to provide objective information about climate warming from the perspective of a systems analyst who is often asked about climate change, whether as part of some other issue or directly in Congressional testimony. Every effort is made to present all the issues, similar to what an enquiring mind would need to understand before rendering an opinion as to whether there are pros and cons to a warming (or cooling) scenario for a particular sector in a particular region, or even for the global society. Essentially, this is a site for those who think before they leap. For those whose mind is already determined, perhaps you should go elsewhere and not become confused by facts.

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Dr. Everett led work for the IPCC on five impact analyses from 1988-2000: Fisheries (Convening Lead Author), Polar Regions (Co-Chair), Oceans (Lead Author), and Oceans and Coastal Zones (Co-Chair/2 reports). He also was a Contributing Expert in developing the IPCC Impact Assessment Methodology protocol.  See IPCC Nobel Prize recognitionIPCC Nobel Prize Recognition to John T. Everett. He was on the Board coordinating the NOAA Climate Change Research Program. Since leaving NOAA, he has kept abreast of the literature in these areas, has talked to many individuals and groups and maintained these subjects on the UN Atlas of the Oceans, where he was the Chief Editor and Project Manager for several years after leaving NOAA.

The UN Atlas of the Oceans is Internet-based, with information relevant to sustainable development of the oceans and to advancement of science. It is designed for policy makers, scientists and resource managers but is also a major attraction to the public and students.

For several years after leaving NOAA, he continued to review IPCC documents for IPCC and for the USA until, like others who questioned assertions, was not invited back. This is how "the Consensus" is maintained. All internal dissent has been removed over 3 decades, whether deliberately or to make life easier for the participating scientists who "have a day job".

In 1996 he received the NOAA Administrator’s Award for “accomplishments in assessing the impacts of climate change on global oceans and fisheries.”

He was assigned the climate change duties when he was the NOAA Division Chief for Fisheries Development in the 1970s. The agency was very concerned about the impact of climate change on the United States fisheries, coastal industries and communities, and the fishing industry. Global cooling. would be devastating. About 1987, the momentum shifted to fears of global warming and as Director of Policy  and Planning for NOAA Fisheries, he was tasked to lead their efforts in dealing with it.

Educated and interested in holistic systems all his life, he grew up in a commercial fishing family, being taught by his father and grandfather the importance of such things as the variations in tides, water temperature, storms, and moon brightness at night on the catchability of lobsters, conchs, cod and other species. He has always been sensitive to the ability for virtually immeasurable factors to affect the timing of movements. Changing climate has long been of interest.



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President, OAI Consulting (DBA)/Ocean Associates, Inc. a rapidly growing 200 person consulting firm focusing on science, policy, sustainability and business management. Originally focused on ocean, coastal, and fisheries science, Information Technology, Climate Change, and stewardship, is now expanding across government and private sectors into organizational mgt., logistics, acquisition, and cost reduction and business development strategies. Our senior experts couple diverse work experiences as scientists and senior managers with exceptional educational backgrounds and contacts throughout the United States and world-wide. Teams of OAI Associates and affiliates can be fielded quickly, anywhere, to do analyses, plans, evaluations, and technical reports on the environment, information technology, and administration, with particulr strengths in oceans and fisheries affairs.

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Science Projects. As a NOAA science manager, he noticed things that were not consistent with his understanding of how things worked - whether about the ecosystems his agency regulated, the science of climate change, or of people working in large organizations. Several of his ideas were not appropriate for a Federal agency to pursue because they weren't needed or they challenged basic assumptions underlying the regulations. Upon leaving Federal service, and with the resources of OAI, he is free to pursue over a dozen of these topics on such things as marine ecosystem management, mechanisms determining Earth's temperature, human abilities to navigate (like pigeons), the origination and ubiquity of handedness (e.g., most humans use their right hand) among species and a dozen more.

Education includes a Doctorate and Masters from Florida State Univ. focused on Natural Resources Management, Research Management, and on Quantitative Methods. He has a Bachelors from the Univ. of Massachusetts in Engineering. He recently received the Fairhaven High School Lifetime Achievement Award, one of 28 people since the first in 1856.



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