James R. Fleming is professor of science, technology, and society at Colby College. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elected “for pioneering studies on the history of meteorology and climate change and for the advancement of historical work within meteorological societies.” He recently held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian Institution and the Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship from the AAAS while in residence as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His latest book is Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control (Columbia University Press, 2010).
He enjoys fishing, good jazz, good BBQ, seeing students flourish, building the community of historians of the geosciences, and connecting the history of science and technology with public policy.
For more information on Fixing the Sky see: www.colby.edu/jfleming