Congratulations to Joe "Doc" D'Aleo

I’ve known about this for quite some time, but kept it mum, because as Joe wrote in an email exchange today, “Yes, I was nervous that I would get protesters if it was widely made known.” Below is the photo of Joe getting recognition for his years of service to the meteorological community.


At left, Joe D’Aleo, right Lyndon State College President Joe Bertolino.

Here is the announcement:

2014 Commencement, LYNDON -A Vermont State College

Jane Lindholm, host of Vermont Public Radio’s award-winning Vermont

Edition, will deliver the graduation address at LSC’s 103rd commencement

ceremonies. The event will begin at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 18, under the tent on the soccer field.

Former LSC meteorology faculty member Joseph D’Aleo will be awarded

an honorary doctoral degree for his accomplishments as an educator

and a pioneer in the field of broadcast meteorology.

While at LSC, D’Aleo helped establish an Air Force ROTC program, a campus

weather service, a co-op internship program, and the Northeast

Storm Conference. D’Aleo and John Coleman turned Coleman’s vision

for a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week television station dedicated to forecasting

the weather into The Weather Channel.

Sincere congratulations Joe. It is well deserved, and long overdue.

One thing we can be certain of is that unlike NCDC Director Tom Karl, he won’t use an honorary degree to puff up his stature.

35 thoughts on “Congratulations to Joe "Doc" D'Aleo

  1. Here’s to a real life hero.
    You KNOW you’ve been over the target with all that flak you’ve taken.

    Thanks to your valiant efforts …
    truth has won!
    (Just keepin’ those climate scoundrels out on the farthest borders, now, heh, heh —
    Meh, go ahead, you Envirostalinists, l1e your heads off…… no — one — cares
    bwah, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! <– that's the sound of a climate warrior's best weapon: laughter,)

  2. Congratulations Joe! Well deserved Sir!
    Joe has always impressed with his intellect, his decency, his integrity, his accomplishments, and his humility.
    Joe had the courage to publish my climate-heretic paper in January 2008 at:
    In this enormous CO2 equation, the only signal that is apparent is that dCO2/dt varies ~contemporaneously with temperature, and CO2 lags global Lower Troposphere temperatures by about 9 months.
    CO2 also lags temperature by about 800 years in the ice core record on a longer time scale.
    I suggest with some confidence that the future cannot cause the past.
    I suggest that temperature drives CO2 more than CO2 drives temperature. This does not preclude other drivers of CO2 such as fossil fuel combustion, deforestation, etc.
    My January 2008 hypo is gaining traction with the recent work of several researchers. We don’t always agree on the fine details, but there is clear agreement in the primary hypothesis.
    Here is Murry Salby’s address to the Sydney Institute in 2011:

    Here is Salby’s address in Hamburg 2013:

    See also this January 2013 paper from Norwegian researchers:
    The Phase Relation between Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Global Temperature
    Global and Planetary Change
    Volume 100, January 2013, Pages 51–69
    by Ole Humluma, Kjell Stordahlc, Jan-Erik Solheimd
    – Changes in global atmospheric CO2 are lagging 11–12 months behind changes in global sea surface temperature.
    – Changes in global atmospheric CO2 are lagging 9.5–10 months behind changes in global air surface temperature.
    – Changes in global atmospheric CO2 are lagging about 9 months behind changes in global lower troposphere temperature.
    – Changes in ocean temperatures explain a substantial part of the observed changes in atmospheric CO2 since January 1980.
    – Changes in atmospheric CO2 are not tracking changes in human emissions.
    Regards to all, Allan

  3. Excellent post (at 11:16am), Allan MacRae.
    You and Salby and all you Science Warriors for Truth
    Hm, I just wonder why that is, heh, heh.

  4. Joe, you are a hero of mine. You stepped aside from your pursuit of a Ph.D. way back when to join me in the battle to bring meaningful, accurate weather forecasts to “Good Morning, America” and when the Producers and David Hartman made that impossible, you worked side by side with me to design The Weather Channel. And when I finally (after a four year search) came up with funding, you devoted your entire life and energy for several years to bring the TV weather service we envisioned into reality on TV screens across the United States. While you received only meager rewards for your accomplishments, you are admired and respected by thousands of TV Meteorologists for what you did. I am humbled by your knowledge, skill and humanity. May the balance of your life be ever so sweet Dr. D’Aleo.

  5. One thing we can be certain of is that unlike NCDC Director Tom Karl, he won’t use an honorary degree to puff up his stature.

    His stature needs no puffing up. His accomplishments are solid with or without the honorary degree he so richly deserves.

  6. What a fine job you are doing! We need people like you, and a lot! Just keep going..
    Congratulations, mes sinceres felicitations.

  7. Janice Moore says: May 19, 2014 at 9:16 am
    Been a while since I’ve heard those other verses I had to memorize. Thanks.

  8. You’re so very welcome, Airman McMillan (if my assumption is correct), and thank you for your service in the USAF — protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States of America!

  9. Joe, Congrats. I’ve followed your work for years, and I’m a huge fan. (figuratively)

  10. In addition to all the work we see from Joe, he still makes it out to more local events here in New Hampshire. He talks to civics groups, testified to the Governor’s Climate Change task force, and at many legislative hearings on climate, withdrawing from RGGI, and putting meaningful controls on wind turbine placement around the Granite State.
    This is one of the more deserved honorary doctorates. Heck, Joe would have given the commencement speech for free.

  11. What next? Penn State gives Joe Bastardi a honorary doctorate? Maybe in a decade or two and then only if we’re all freezing our butts off in May. 🙂

  12. Italians all around.; sounds like a set up to me.
    Way to go Dr. Joe; so now you can start applying for Post Doc fellowships, that generally involve a stipend . Couldn’t hurt.

  13. Congratulations Dr. Joe.
    With the photo, there was a pang of disappointment though because I had high school classmates with the name ending in ‘o’ but they all had red hair. I always figured you did. But then, that silver fox look is cool too!

  14. Well deserved. At my daughter’s comencement an honorary doctorate was handed out and they went out of their way to point out it had the same validity as an earned degree. That it WAS a Doctorate with all the rights and privileges. So I second the notion of applying for grants to study AGW and weather…

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