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Who We Are

The Global Warming is Real team

Tom Schueneman
Tom is the founder, editor and publisher of TDS Environmental Media and GlobalWarmingisReal. He has studied climate and environmental issues for more than twenty-five years, and began writing this blog in June of 2006.

In 2009 Tom traveled to Germany at the invitation of the German Foreign Ministry to examine energy and climate policy in that country. He also attended the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen later that year. In 2012 Tom trained as a Climate Leader as part of the the Climate Reality Project’s Leadership Corps.

In 2013 Tom attended World Water Week in Stockholm on behalf of the Pepsico Foundation to research a white paper on key partnerships in water stewardship. Tom also covered the historic COP21 climate conference in Paris in 2015.

In addition to his online publishing work, Tom is a contributing writer for several popular environmental blogs, including TriplePundit, SlateCleantechnica, Planetsave, Earth911 and others. His portfolio of work is available here. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Andrew BurgerAndrew Burger
A product of the New York City public school system, Andrew Burger went on to study geology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, work in the wholesale money and capital markets for a major Japanese bank and earn an MBA in finance.
Contributor Richard Matthews is the founder of TheGreenMarketRichard Matthews
Richard Matthews is a consultant, eco-entrepreneur, sustainable investor and writer. He is the owner of THE GREEN MARKET, one of the Web’s most comprehensive resources on the business of the environment. He is also the author of numerous articles on sustainable positioning, green investing, enviro-politics and eco-economics.
Fiene Kankel
Fiene is a german economist with a major in environmental economics. She is involved in development aid for Africa and likes to volunteer for good causes all around the world.
Gwenn Morreale, part of the blogging team at GlobalWarmingisReal.comGwenn Morreale
Gwenn grew up on the campus of Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley.

A nature girl her entire life, she was definitely inspired by Pete Seeger and the Clearwater, and was lucky enough as a high school intern to sail on the sloop for an entire week.She holds a M.A. in Media Ecology/Communications from New York University where she wrote her thesis on the contrarian’s use of propaganda to create a debate about climate change.

For the past four years, she has been developing outreach campaigns, and researching and writing about climate change and energy efficiency.Prior to this, she has worked in the entertainment industry developing documentaries, and managing a plethora of film, television and theatrical productions in New York and Los Angeles. Currently she resides in Los Angeles and is developing websites and video projects and researching and writing about environmental issues.

Jeremy Rhoades
I am a student of ecopsychology. I have had various paths into this field, beginning in 2002 with an urban shaman in San Francisco’s Holos Institute. This led me to enter formal training at John F Kennedy University, earning a masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and researching the relationship between archetypes and environment.Through this program I met mentors Ken Bradford ( and Jamie McHugh (, and began deeper exploration in nondual and somatic approaches to therapy in conjunction with ongoing personal retreats in Northern California.Currently I work using motivational interviewing techniques, harm reduction, and the Core Gifts model developed by Bruce Anderson ( with community clients; and reside in Pacifica. The evolution of relationship we share with nature inspires my written reflections.
Anders Hellum-Alexander
Anders is a graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in Environmental Policy and Economics. Since graduating Anders has worked for three solar companies. He got his start with SolarCity in 2009 and then in 2011 moved to Sungevity. In 2013 Anders moved back to his home town of Seattle where he now works for A&R Solar.Anders has administered the incentive and utility-interconnection process for solar customers in California, Colorado and New York. Now Anders does solar design/sales in Washington State for both residential and commercial clients. Anders is a dedicated environmentalist and loves to ride his bike for commute and pleasure. Other interests include rock climbing, community radio and English soccer (go Everton).Give Anders a call at 206.430.2977 or email him at for information on purchasing solar PV in Washington State
Dennis GallagherDennis Gallagher
I’m an American by birth but I consider myself a citizen of the planet. I’m a generalist, a futurist and I’m deeply grounded in systems thinking.  I have a B.S. in Microbiology, I’ve worked in medical research, I’ve done20+ years as an analyst and computer programmer and now I’ve been working nine years as a nurseryman in the U.S. Pacific Northwest – at least until my wife and I immigrate to New Zealand, which is in progress.I write a Blog at, poetry at, and code websites at I am deeply concerned at the coming Perfect Storm or what E.O. Wilson calls, “The Bottleneck”.
Than Hansen
Than is an industrial designer based in New York City, with a passion for sustainable design, architecture, renewable energy, and clean technology. After graduating from college with a degree in international studies, he came to develop an interest in art, architecture and design, and went on to acquire an MS in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute in 2000.Having been struck by the more negative aspects of the industrial design industry during school and in his professional experience, Than is determined to make a long career of advocating for energy efficiency and sound environmental stewardship, as well as designing practical and sustainable products. In his role as communications director for o2NYC, he strives to help the organization lead the New York City design community towards a more sustainable future.
Angelique van EngelenAngelique van Engelen
Angelique is a 38- year-old Dutch journalist based in Scotland. Angelique has lived in numerous hospitable and less hospitable areas around the globe in the past ten years. She covers environmental issues, international politics and general news. Visit her blog AmplifiedGreen.
Jake Schmidt - International Climate Policy Director of the Natural Resources Defense CouncilJake Schmidt
Jake is the international climate policy director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)where he is helping to develop the post-2012 international response to climate change and the actions in key regions of the world to deliver on that agreement.He participates in all the international climate negotiations and provides regular commentary on the international happenings on his NRDC blog.
John Woodworth
John Woodworth is a lifelong advocate for the disadvantaged, working some twenty years counseling in vocational rehabilitation and psychiatric settings. Additionally, Mr. Woodworth has participated in the corporate business world, devoting a number of years toward generating successful strategic business alliances.He has owned and operated several businesses and has consulted in areas of marketing, talent utilization, and sustainable energy projects as early as the mid 1990’s.Now disabled, he maintains an eclectic blog at advocate.typepad.comwhere he presents a portal to free resources for the disabled, followed by political and social commentary.He also plays the electric horn and the harmonica.
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