Chip Knappenberger was the assistant director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute and coordinated the scientific and outreach activities for the Center. He has over 25 years of experience in climate research and public outreach, including 10 years with the Virginia State Climatology Office and 15 years as the research coordinator for New Hope Environmental Services. Chip has published numerous papers in the major atmospheric science journals on global warming, hurricanes, precipitation changes, weather and mortality, and Greenland ice melt, among many other areas, and is a very popular presenter at climate conferences worldwide. He was also the administrator and a major contributor to World Climate Report, the original (and longest-running) blog on earth on climate change.
He holds an MS and BA degrees in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia.