David Archer is the author of Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, published by Blackwell Press, and a book for a popular audience called The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate, published by Princeton University Press and winner of the 2009 Walter P. Kistler Award, The Foundation For the Future. He is a contributing editor to the climate science blog realclimate.org.
Since 1993 David Archer has been a professor in the Department of The Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, and has worked on a wide range of topics pertaining to the global carbon cycle and its relation to global climate, with special focus on ocean sedimentary processes such as CaCO3 dissolution and methane hydrate formation, and their impact on the evolution of atmospheric CO2.
He currently teaches classes on global warming, environmental chemistry, and global geochemical cycles. Video lectures from a core class for non-science majors, Fall Quarter, 2009, University of Chicago, are being added to this site as they become available.