Dr. Taylor is well known for his analysis of weather influence upon crop yields. He is widely recognized for his clear explanations of the complexities of long-term weather variability. Dr. Taylor is the Extension Climatologist at Iowa State University. Before moving to Iowa in 1979, he was a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Alabama. He was educated in botany at Utah State University and completed his doctoral studies at Washington University in St. Louis in 1970. He has published more than 200 articles reporting his research in plant response to weather conditions. His voice is well known from his regular Midwest radio broadcasts of crop-weather and other educational information. His explanations of Global Warming, Ozone Depletion, the El Niño, and other weather events and how they impact life and our economy are clear, insightful and concise. All persons concerned with climate associated risks will benefit from Dr. Taylors clear and often humorous explanations.