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Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

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Roy W. Spencer received his Ph.D. in meteorology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981.   Before becoming a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001,  he was a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where he and  Dr. John Christy received NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for their global temperature  monitoring work with satellites. Dr. Spencer’s work with NASA continues as the  U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer  flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite. He has provided congressional testimony several times on the subject of global warming.

Dr. Spencer’s research has been entirely supported by U.S. government agencies:  NASA, NOAA, and DOE. He has never been asked by any oil company to perform any kind of service. Not even Exxon-Mobil.

Dr. Spencer’s first popular book on global warming,  Climate Confusion (Encounter Books),  is now available at Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com.

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S. Fred Singer

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S.  Fred Singer is professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and director of  the Science & Environmental Policy Project.  His specialty is  atmospheric and space physics.   An expert in remote sensing and  satellites, he served as the founding director of the US Weather Satellite  Service and, more recently, as vice chair of the US National Advisory Committee  on Oceans & Atmosphere.  He is a Senior Fellow of the Heartland  Institute and the Independent Institute.  He co-authored the NY Times  best-seller “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 years.”  In 2007, he  founded and has since chaired the NIPCC (Nongovernmental International Panel on  Climate Change), which has released several scientific reports [See www.NIPCCreport.org].   For recent writings see http://www.americanthinker.com/s_fred_singer/ and  also Google Scholar.

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Who Is: Jean Hoefliger

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GM and Winemaker for Alpha Omega

www.aowinery.com

Consulting Winemaker for

  • Audace Wines
  • Sunshine Valley Wines
  • Virage
  • Clark-Claudon
  • The Debate
  • Red Tail Hawk Winery
  • Armanino Family Cellars
  • Decades5
  • Monteverro, Capalbia, Italy
  • Maldonado Vineyard

Formerly,

  • Winemaker, Newton Vineyard
  • Asst Winemaker, Chateau Lynch-Bages
  • Asst Winemaker, Chateau Carbonnieux

From www.premiernapawines.com,

Country born: Switzerland

Education: Winemaking and viticulture degree at the Swiss Federal School of Changins.

Bio: Jean Hoefliger was born and raised in Switzerland. His experience took him from Switzerland to Bordeaux and South Africa, making wine at the esteemed estates of Chateau Lynch-Bages, Chateau Carbonnieux and Meerlust. Completing a winemaking and viticulture degree at the Swiss Federal School of Changins, Jean came to California in 2001 where he spent five years as winemaker for Newton Vineyard. He joined Alpha Omega in 2006.

Winemaking philosophy: Jean’s winemaking decisions are based solely on taste, starting in the vineyards and continuing through fermentation. Jean tries to bring the true character of the vine and the terroir into the wine by making naturally fermented, unfined and unfiltered wines that show elegance, finesse and the capacity to age

Honors / Awards: While at Newton Vineyards, Jean’s Epic Merlot and Puzzle 2002 received 94 points from Robert Parker, and 97 points on the 2003 Unfiltered Chardonnay. Most recently, with his new project Alpha Omega, the AO flagship wine ERA 2006 scored 94 from the Wine Spectator on its first release. The ERA 2007 scored 92 points from Robert Parker and the Proprietary Red 2006 scored 95 points from the Wine Enthusiast and was also chosen as a “Top Cellar Collection” for the year. The Chardonnay 2007 received a 94 in Wine Spectator and the To Kalon 2007 received a 97 from the Wine Enthusiast.

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Who Is: Michel Rolland

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From a recent bio provided by Artisan Wine Depot,

Michel Rolland is arguably the world’s most famous consulting winemaker; he has worked for the absolute best of the best wineries from around the world:

  • Angélus
  • Ausone
  • Pontet-Canet in Pauillac
  • Ornellaia in Tuscany
  • Harlan Estate
  • Bryant Family
  • Araujo
  • Dalla Valle
  • Staglin Family

A New York Times article on Michel Rolland: 

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Who Is Nathaniel Branden

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With a PhD in Psychology and a background in Philosophy, Nathaniel Branden is a pioneer in the field of self-esteem and personal development. Author, lecturer, and therapist, he is also a corporate consultant who teaches clients how the principles of self-esteem can help them to meet the challenges of modern business. Many of his 17 books have been translated into 18 foreign languages and worldwide his books have sold four million copies. His books include, The Psychology of Self-Esteem,How to Raise Your Self-Esteem, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, The Art of Living Consciously, and his memoir, My Years With Ayn Rand.

Ultimately Nathaniel Branden is a teacher of values–an advocate and instructor for the autonomous human-being in us all.

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