Who We Are

Tom Schueneman, founder of Global Warming is Real and TDS Environmental Media, at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, 2015

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 (www.ehinstitute.org/affiliate_ken_bradford.html) and Jamie McHugh (www.somaticexpression.com), 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 (www.communityactivators.com) 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 anders@a-rsolar.com 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 www.samadhisoft.com, poetry at www.samadhimuse.com, and code websites at www.samadhicoda.com. 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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  • We are a new blog dedicated to metal roofing, integrated solar panels and green construction.

    Is there information you can send us about quoting your articles and joining your blogroll with a link?


    Adam Parnes

    • Adam,

      You’re link will be added to our blogroll – and I’ll contact you via your blog regarding quoting articles and such. Thanks for getting in touch.

  • Mr. Schueneman,

    Would you be interested in reviewing Richard Sale’s new book *The Scramble for The Arctic: Ownership, Exploitation and Conflict in the Far North* on Global Warming is Real site?


  • Hi Bob,

    Yes, I would be interested in reviewing the book. I’ll try to email you to see if we can set it up.

  • Hi Tom,

    Spent some time going through the site.

    Hope to continue spending time on the site.



    • Thanks Sachi – I’ll email soon with some more info and ideas, feel free to get in touch with any questions.

  • I felt it might be an interesting topic to discuss the launch of the 130% Wind Powered search engine. Can the purchase of renewable wind credits reduce carbon emissions?

  • Hello,

    I own Solar Sphere, we sell solar panels, custom-built systems, power kits, lighting, and educational courses. We also have a lot of free information and a large learning center:


    We would like to appear on your site. We can provide blog posts, content, and articles in exchange for a simple link. Here is an example of a recent post I did:


    We can also do posts on solar payback, feed in tariffs, solar installation business, etc. Let me know if you are interested in talking more about this. Thank you for your time.

    Kriss Bergethon
    Customer Service Manager
    Solar Sphere Online

  • Hello all-

    I’d like to give you a heads up about some action that is happening around the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Could you post some content about it?

    On Monday, October 26th, The League of Young Voters Education Fund had launched a viral public service announcement entitled “Shut Up Windmill”, aiming to both entertain and educate young people about the Climate Bill, while encouraging them to take action. “Shut Up Windmill,” which was written, directed by and features League staffers, pokes fun at America’s reliance on dirty energy and asks viewers to get engaged in the conversation. The campaign can be found at http://www.shutupwindmill.com.

    -Steve Romain

  • Love Letters to the Future is designed to raise awareness about climate change. We are putting out a call for people to create messages for the future – as a 140 character text, image or video – and upload them to http://www.loveletterstothefuture.com.

    A time capsule is being built to preserve the 100 most popular messages voted on by the public at the loveletters’ site. It will be sealed at a live event in Copenhagen, to be re-opened in 100 years, on December 13, 2109. – and it could include your message!

    Help us spread the word!

    Our goal is to collect a critical mass of love letters and present them to the world during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on December 13, 2009.

    Anyone can be a part of this project! Create your love letter to the future – as a video, image or 140 character text – and upload it to: http://www.loveletterstothefuture.com

    We have compiled promotional material (banners, widgets, RSS feeds, tweets, etc.) that you could use online. Please send us a blank email to pr@loveletterstothefuture.com to let us know that you are interested.

  • Hey Tom,

    Love the site and what you guys are doing, keep up the good work!

    I’m from peacepaint.com, we distribute a weekly newsletter to 350,000 people interested in social justice, nonviolence, ecological responsibility and renewable energy.

    I have a few questions about the site, and would love to talk about possibly working together. Send me an email at your convenience.

    Thanks Tom!

  • Talk about denial… Are any of these morons up on current events? The entire world knows that global warming is a big scam. These people are probably heavily invested in carbon credits. You know, planning to make a fortune from our pocket books… Wake up people! Global Warming and the Big Green movement is run by a bunch of money grubbing carpet baggers, and this site is full of them…

    • Thanks for the intelligent comment Dana. “This site is full of them…” I love these comments where people have absolutely no clue and thus go on some personal attack against people they don’t know. Yours is the best one in awhile. Keep that open mind – it really helps make for a better world.

  • just wanted to let everyone know that lake erie has frozen over the first time in 14 years, explain that. i bet when you say global warming you really mean climate change, right. is that how you will continue your lie now that global warming has been busted. you people dont even look at the real facts right in front of your face, 5 feet of snow in dc is not global warming. i used to believe in global warming until the they said me breathing co2 was bad for the enviroment and wants to tax me for that, WAKE UP!! you people have need to get some help with your denial, you all really look foolish!

    • Hi NIck,

      Wow, I guess you really told us, eh?

      1) When I look out my window I don’t see Lake Erie… Hmm… Never mind, probably way too subtle for you.

      2) A quote from Gary Garnet, a meteorologist for the National Ice Center:
      “Garnet said it is fairly common for Lake Erie to freeze, and in an average Ohio winter, it is close to completely frozen most years.”

      3) Five feet of snow in DC isn’t global warming. It’s winter.

      4) I assume you had science class in the third grade, right? So your understanding of biological respiration and the natural carbon cycle is such that when Glenn Beck et. al. tells you that anyone, anywhere has suggested a tax on your “breathing CO2”, you believe it? That’s pretty weak, man. (Think about it, if you can. Where did that CO2 that you’re exhaling just come from?)

      Nick, I’ve got no problem letting you get your say in. But before you go blathering on about how others look foolish, you may want to take pause and consider it is you that is being played for a fool.

      The fact is there are very thoughtful and intelligent people that are skeptical of global warming. I’m happy to discuss it with them. You, however, sound completely reactionary (to the seasons, no less) and have no idea what you’re talking about.

      Go read a book or something. You’ve got to try a lot harder than this.

  • Hello
    We’d love to be in touch with you about your blog. Please get in touch with me at your earliest convenience.

  • Hi,

    Thought you might be interested to know that our blog, The Benshi, has recently posted interviews with Ed Begley, Jr., climatologist and RealClimate blogger Michael Mann, and even global warming skeptic Marc Morano.


    As for a little background on what we’re doing here:

    The Benshi was started this past January by scientist-turned-filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson, author of “Don’t Be Such A Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style” and director of the films “Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus” and “Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy.” The site is more a collection of essays than a traditional blog. Although the topics vary week to week, the overall emphasis is improving science communication through the use humor, storytelling, and media.

    Take care,

    Ryan Mitchell

  • Hi guys,

    I am contacting you from a new initiative that we have set up targeting bloggers across the world. As you blog about green issues I think that our project may be something that is close to your heart.

    Basically, our company – Ixpo – has just started an initiative to try and reduce the carbon footprint of blogs around the world. You can read up more information on our website – http://www.ixpo.com/plant-a-tree – but the basic idea is that a blog which attracts 15,000 hits or less per month contributes around 3.5kg’s of carbon every year to the atmoshpere (some dude at Harvard University worked that out).

    The UNFCC has discovered that 1 tree can remove 10kg’s of carbon per year from the environment.

    So, our initiative is to plant 1 tree for each blog that adds one of our buttons to their website. Free of charge. No donations, nothing.

    The planting of this tree should result in your blog being carbon positive to the tune of around 6.5kg’s of carbom per year.

    We will work with the National Forest Foundation, who we will get to plant one tree in a forest in the US, for every blog that adds one of the buttons.

    Please have a look at our website at http://www.ixpo.com/plant-a-tree and see if you want to help the initiative out. If not, no problem, but if you could help by adding a button to your blog that would be excellent!

    Many thanks,

    Dan Greenslade,


  • As you know, aviation travel is still an essential part of our lives—despite a tumultuous airline industry, economy, and environment. These days the focus has gone beyond aircrafts, and the airport has almost become a destination itself. In addition, airport architecture is now important within civil engineering. Not only should the airport be comfortable and convenient, but also well built and creative. Restaurants and shops have dominated the airport experience, and have become an essential part of economic growth. This month’s D CEO, Dallas’ publication for C-level executives, highlights DFW Airport and CEO Jeff Fegan and the work he’s done to grow and expand DFW Airport—and what this means for airports around the world. In terms of making DFW sustainble, Fegan states that the “The only carbon footprint of any substance out of DFW is the aircraft.” The strides he’s made in this area are not to go unnoticed, as detailed in the article below.

    Find out what he’s doing differently and why what’s happening at DFW matters here: http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/D_CEO/2010/May_June/Man_Who_Keeps_DFW_Airport_Soaring.aspx
    Let me know your thoughts when you’re done. Also, the author, Jason Heid, is available for any further interviews or questions if you have them.
    I know you’re busy, so thank you for your time.

    Rania Khoury
    Brand Manager Assistant
    D Magazine Partners
    750 N. St. Paul Street, Ste 2100
    Dallas, Texas 75201
    214.540.0144 (direct)
    214.766.7451 (cell)

  • I have a new and very popular $2 Eco Chef App for the iPhone, iPod, iPad and people love it as well as all Eco media and websites. The fact is our very food choices has the greatest impact on the environment and the largest carbon footprint even more than our car or clothing choices this has been proven and is fact. Food is something we all have to do, enjoy and can control everyday so why not choose the most Eco Green Cuisine? Well you can in the most fun enjoyable way with Eco Chef App just type Eco Chef into the App Store or check out my website:

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  • Is our planet going up in smoke?


    From: Mines and Communities
    1 September 2010

    No embargo

    Prospects are now dwindling that a binding Climate Change treaty will be agreed in Mexico later this year. But the science is no longer in any serious doubt. Fossil fuels, used to generate power, are the major contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions – and coal is the largest single culprit.

    Yet many states now plan to deepen their dependency on coal, while the social and environmental impacts of mining it receive much less attention – even from climate change activists – than the consequences of burning it.

    For nearly a decade the Mines and Communities(MAC) network has addressed the social, environmental and human rights consequences of global mineral extraction.

    This week, MAC publishes Dark Materials, an in-depth piece of research that exposes the cold facts behind the coal figures.

    The report concludes that :

    1. Projections of future coal demand are often at variance with each other. As yet there is little sign of an imminent rush to massive new production. But, while demand has flattened in some countries, reliance on coal is accelerating in others.
    2. The Asia-Pacific region provides the critical market for exported coal. Despite their own significant coal reserves, India and China are likely to become the biggest importers.
    3. Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of steam coal. Predominantly located in tropical forests, Indonesian mines are among the most damaging and least regulated anywhere.
    4. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is severely flawed as a technology to reduce global greenhouse emissions created by burning coal. Even if this were not the case, the good health of our planet and its inhabitants requires a drastic reduction in coal use over the next ten years.
      The employment and food security of millions of people are currently linked to coal mining and carbon-fuelled electricity. Nonetheless, the creation of more sustainable livelihoods is possible – so long as there is the will to do so
    5. .

    Content of Dark Materials:

    * A summary of coal types, end-uses, in-country reserves, global consumption and exports
    * An assessment of the social, environmental consequences of mining coal
    * A scrutiny of coal-related policies in key exporting countries
    * A rundown on the world’s leading private and public coal mining companies – and what they plan for the near-future
    * A discussion of the relationship between Indonesia, the world’s biggest coal exporter, and India as Indonesia’s most important customer.

    Dark Materials is published in advance of the October 2010“Deadly Coal” tour of Europe by two leading Indonesian mining critics. This initiative is organised by JATAM (Jakarta) with the UK-based Down To Earth (DTE – the International Campaign for Ecological Justice in Indonesia) in coordination with several European non-governmental organisations.


    * An Op-Ed, summarising the content of Dark Materials, is attached and may be freely reproduced

    * Dark Materials, the full report, is available on-line (in html and pdf formats) at:


    For further information, please email:


    To know more about the “Deadly Coal” campaign, please email:

  • We are the gift of the Nature . We should take care of it and so on, it will take care of us and all belongs to it.

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