Patrick J. Michaels is a senior fellow in the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He is also a senior fellow with the CO2 Coalition in Arlington, VA.
Previously, he was a research professor of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia for 30 years, and Virginia State Climatologist for 27 years. He was President of the American Association of State Climatologists and program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society, and Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute.
He has published numerous articles on climate or its impact in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and is author of eight books, including the recent Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, from Cato Books. He holds AB and SM degrees in in biology and plant ecology from University of Chicago, and a PhD in Ecological Climatology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In November 2019, along with Terence Kealey, he will be the senior author/editor of Scientocracy: The Tangled Web of Public Science and Public Policy, also to published by Cato Books. He was an author of the 2004 climate “Paper of the Year” awarded by the American Association of Professional Geographers, and was recently awarded the “Courage in Science” prize by the Heartland Institute.