David Deming has a BS in geology and his Phd is in geophysics. He is Associate Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. Deming is the author of more than thirty research papers and the textbook Introduction to Hydrogeology. He is an associate editor for the academic journals Petroleum Geoscience and Ground Water. (link).
This blog has previously reported the exchange between Dr David Deming and IPCC Lead Author Jonathan Overpeck (link.) Overpeck emailed Deming saying that, to scare people, they had to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period (MWP.) Phil Jones (Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, UEA) referred to it in the Climategate emails§. Not long after, the MBH98 Hockey Stick was created.
David has written an opinion piece for the Washington Times:
Global warming is nowhere to be found. The mean global temperature has not risen in 17 years and has been slowly falling for approximately the past 10 years. In 2013, there were more record-low temperatures than record-high temperatures in the United States.
At the end of the first week in January, a brutal spell of cold weather settled over most of the country.Remember that this is written for the US. However the Clowns from the down-under Climate Council writing alarmists shtuff (link) about global warming and heat-waves should remember the "GLOBAL" part of global warming.
Some sites experienced frigid conditions not seen since the 19th century. Chicago and New York City broke temperature records set in 1894 and 1896, respectively. These extremes were not singular, but exemplary of conditions throughout much of the continent. Temperatures in Chicago were so cold that a polar bear at the Lincoln Park Zoo had to be taken inside.
Cold versus Warm
For example, during the 2009 heatwave in Melbourne, there were 980 heat related deaths—that’s 374 deaths more than would have normally occurred. (link -pdf)Cold Weather Deaths: