Meet Our Team!
The CO2 Learning Center team is composed of highly motivated scientists and climate experts concerned about the quality and state of science education in America. They promote the scientific method rather than indoctrination.
Their backgrounds include physics, chemistry, geology and more. Most hold PhDs or advanced degrees in applied sciences and promote scientific thought over political agendas.
About the CO2 Learning Center
Concern among many members of the CO2 Coalition over the state of science education in America led to the creation of an Education Initiative to explore ways that our scientists could educate young people about science without climate alarmism. The CO2 Learning Center is the result of this collaboration of nearly twenty top scientists and experts that include chemists, geologists, engineers, physicists and more. Here, students can learn about topics including atmospheric gases, photosynthesis and our thriving planet.
The CO2 Coalition educates thought leaders, policymakers, and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy. The Coalition seeks to engage in an informed and dispassionate discussion of climate change, humans’ role in the climate system, the limitations of climate models, and the consequences of mandated reductions in CO2 emissions.
Gordon Fulks is an astrophysicist (a real rocket scientist) and is the model for “Mr. Gordon” in the CO2 Learning Center comics.
Rafaella Nascimento is from Brazil and is a chemist, inventor, and expert in nanotechnology (really, really, really small stuff).
Payne Kilbourn was a Captain in the Navy and served as Commanding Officer of a nuclear attack submarine. He is in charge of creating the CO2 Learning Center’s videos.
Thiago Hellinger da Silva is an artist and created the wonderful artwork for the CO2 Learning Center’s books and videos. He lives in Brazil.
Thiago Hellinger da Silva
Daniel Nebert is a physician and professor at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Sharon Camp is a chemist who taught AP Environmental Science and created the CO2 Learning Center’s lesson plans.
Jan L. Breslow is a medical doctor, past President of the American Heart Assoc. and Senior Physician at the Rockefeller Hospital.
Jan L. Breslow
Bob Zybach is a environmental scientist who is an expert on forests and prevention of wildfires.
Mike Thompson was a weatherman in the Navy and later on television. He is now a state senator in Kansas.
Jim Steele is a biologist who studied ornithology (birds) and botany (plants). He writes books and makes videos about nature and climate.
Angela Wheeler is a marketing and communications specialist. Most recently she was the Marketing and Publications Director for the Capital Media Group.
Jim Buell is a biologist and ecologist focused on the fishes of the northwest United States.
Kip Hansen sailed the seven seas as a captain and is now a research journalist and expert on sea-level rise.
Patrick Moore is an ecologist and co-founder of the environmental group Greenpeace before leaving after 15 years.