Don J. Easterbrook

The Interview:

Dr. Don J. Easterbrook is Emeritus Professor of Geology at Western Washington University where he has conducted research on global climate change in western North America, New Zealand, Argentina, and various other parts of the world for the past 48 years.  He has written three textbooks and several other books, about 150 papers in professional journals, and has presented 30 research papers at international meetings in 12 countries.  All of his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and other U.S. government agencies. 

His research includes causes of abrupt global climate changes during and following the last Ice Age, relationship of cosmogenic isotopes in ice cores to climate change, the relationship of ~30 year warming and cooling phrases to modern global warming, and predictions ob global climate change for the next century.

Dr. Easterbrook is past president of the Quaternary Geology and Geology Division of the Geological Society of America, chairman of the 1977 national Geological Society of America meeting, U.S. representative to the United Nations International Geological Correlation Program, Associate Editor of the Geological Society of America Bulleting for 15 years, and Director of Field Excursions for the 2003 International Quaternary Association Congress.

He has featured in two NY Times articles on global warming (March, 2007 and March2009) and has appeared on national networks shows at MSNBC, CNN, CBS, and FOX.  A full resume is available at