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All IPCC definitions taken from Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Annex I, Glossary, pp. 941-954. Cambridge University Press.

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Evan and Nancy (wife) live 30 minutes north of Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA). We both grew up in Minnesota, but spent about 2 years in Europe (mostly Germany) and 9 years in Japan (just north of Tokyo). We graduated from the University of Minnesota with Mechanical Engineering degrees. Nancy works as a scientific editor, editing mostly for Japanese clients, and I work as a Chemical Engineering consultant.

My thesis work was modeling particle formation and growth dynamics. The model that I developed was adopted by the US Environmental Protection Agency for modeling particle dynamics in the atmosphere. This is my one tenuous link to climate science, because my professional career developed around modeling the formation and growth of particles in commercial chemical reactors, for making particles used in commercial products.

Nancy and I are committed to reducing our own carbon footprint while working to educate others on the severity of climate change and needed solutions. I have been heavily influenced by Kevin Anderson's professional message and personal example, which among other things recently motivated me to become vegetarian. We are also planning to build an energy-efficient house, and we recently traded in our truck for an electric vehicle. My Climate-Change communication efforts currently involve working with the SkS team to write analogies to clarify the science of Climate Change.

 

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