Barry Bickmore (blog administrator): Barry Bickmore is a geochemistry professor at Brigham Young University, an active Mormon, and an active Republican. From 2008-2010 he was a County Delegate for the Republican Party. Anything he posts here (obviously) represents his personal opinions, and does not necessarily reflect the position of his employer, Brigham Young University.
Bill Dinklage: I’m an associate professor of Earth Science at Utah Valley University, and I love it! I love teaching, and I do some research in tectonics and metamorphism of mountain belts, too. I have a BA in physics from Carleton College (MN) and a PhD in geology from UC Santa Barbara. I teach courses in physical geology, rocks and minerals, physical science, meteorology, and energy. I’ve been keeping up with the climate change issue for over a decade and give public lectures on it occasionally.
Andrew Jorgenson: Andrew Jorgenson is an environmental macrosociologist and a faculty member of the Department of Sociology at the University of Utah where he is also affiliated with the university’s Environmental Studies Program, the Institute for Policy and International Affairs, and the Master of Statistics Program. He has published extensively on the human dimensions of global environmental change in top peer reviewed journals in environmental sociology, ecological economics, international relations, and human ecology. Much of this research focuses on the human drivers of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions in comparative international perspective. He is also a contributing member of the newly formed American Sociological Association Task Force on Climate Change. Dr. Jorgenson has deep roots in Utah, with most of his extended relatives living in rural parts of the state where they work in agriculture and mining.
Note from Barry: I’m looking for more contributors, so let me know if you’re interested.