The heroic image is from the front page of St. Thomas University’s alumni magazine, prominently featuring John Abraham. As you might suspect from the picture, the article is very favourable. It is encouraging to see universities supporting their faculty standing up for reality. (It’s not universally the case, though.)
Michael Tobis, editor-in-chief of Planet3.0 and site cofounder, has always been interested in the interface between science and public policy. He holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences where he developed a 3-D ocean model on a custom computing platform. He has been involved in sustainability conversations on the internet since 1992, has been a web software developer since 2000, and has been posting sustainability articles on the web since 2007.