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John Gorman (born 2nd Oct.1943)
M. A. Engineering. Cambridge University.UK
Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers UK
Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers
Qualified with the British Association Ski Instructors BASI 3 1979
Qualified Leader for the Ski Club of Great Britain 1972 to present.
Trained in McKenzie technique by the Mackenzie Institute UK (an association of physiotherapists)
Qualified at the McTimoney Chiropractic School 1987-1990
Member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association UK
registered with The General Chiropractic Council UK
Age 64 –married with children aged 15 and 17 ( in Feb 2008)
University – Cambridge –Engineering1962-1965
1965- 1982 engineering career mainly with Digital Equipment Corporation in USA, Germany and UK
1982-1987 Research and Chair Manufacture and Design as Pelvic Support Chairs
1987-1990 McTimoney Chiropractic College
1990-present- chiropractic from home address
2000- present- chiropractic at the Natural Health Consultancy in Crowthorne
1990-2000 Design and manufacture of office chairs as Pelvic Posture Ltd.
1996-1998 Promotion of pelvic support in car seats as Iliac Design.
1998-2002 Design and manufacture of after market car seat as Gorman Design Ltd.
The following is a biography written for the google geoengineering group and contains only the details relevant to that group.
Unlike most of the members of this group, none of my careers have been even vaguely connected with geoengineering or climate. Born in 1943 (64 now) I studied engineering at university and control engineering in a post degree year. My first job was on the control of the electric motors in steel mills using analogue computers for control and simulation.
Next I worked for Digital Equipment (DEC, the PDP 8 and 11 for those old enough to remember them!) in Maynard Mass., Munich and Reading UK on the interfacing of computers to control things. My last big project was an engine test control system with lots of different digital control algorithms.
My second short career was as a ski instructor and my third career since 1983 or so is on seating, office chairs, car seats, the human spine and chiropractic.
As a control engineer I have always found it obvious that we must control global temperature. This morning I received a multi-page glossy from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for a conference on "Climate Control". Great, I thought -- I'll go to that -- till I looked at the price of £1000 for three days and realised that it was about climate control in cars!
We expect temperature control in our cars, houses and offices. Why is it not obvious that we need control for global temperature?
I only mention the ski instructor bit because I love snow, ice, glaciers and wild snowy places. I am absolutely convinced, from what I have read and seen for myself, that really serious melting is underway in all these places.
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