Patrick J. Michaels is research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and senior fellow in environmental studies at the Cato Institute. He has served for sixteen years as the Virginia State Climatologist and in 1987–88 was president of the American Association of State Climatologists. Dr. Michaels has published numerous articles in journals of climatology, forestry, and meteorology. In 1992 he authored Sound and Fury: The Science and Politics of Global Warming. Dr. Michaels is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma XI.