Mike Nelson is an award-winning meteorologist in Denver, Colorado, and the recipient of 20 Emmy awards for Weather Excellence and the Edward R. Murrow Award. He is a two-time winner of the Colorado Broadcaster of the Year Award. In 2018, Mike was named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Mike is the only television meteorologist in Colorado ever named an AMS Fellow and one of just 30 TV weathercasters nationwide. Mike has authored two books on weather and climate, The Colorado Weather Almanac (2007) and The Colorado Weather Book (1999). Mike now spends considerable time writing and teaching about the science of and the solutions for Global Warming. He is a graduate in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Dr. Pieter Tans is a foremost world expert on greenhouse gases and CO2 measurement. Pieter is a senior scientist in NOAA’s Global Monitoring Laboratory. Since the 1970s he has worked to increase our understanding of the global carbon cycle, and he is responsible for a number of discoveries that have allowed scientists to gain more factual information about what drives the changes in our climate. In addition to his instrumental role in creating the CarbonTracker and the AirCore Atmospheric Sampling System, Pieter has overseen NOAA’s monitoring of carbon dioxide in the global atmosphere from 1985 to 2019. He has worked to make the scientific evidence of rising CO2 levels more accessible and understandable to the broader public.
Michael Banks is an author and conservationist involved in grasslands conservation primarily in Colorado and Montana. He is the author of Malibu: Hiking along the Meaning of Life (2004) and the forthcoming book Backcountry Skiing in an Era of Climate Change. Michael is an avid hiker, biker and back country skiier.