Michael Taylor is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica). He also served as Head of the Department of Physics from 2009-2016 and is currently the Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Science and Technology. His research interest is in the area of Caribbean climate science, including climate variability and change. Professor Taylor is the director of the Climate Studies Group, Mona (CSGM), (since 2007). The CSGM plays a leading role in coordinating and producing climate research related to the Caribbean region. Their work has been incorporated into several reports for CARICOM governments including for reporting purposes to the UNFCCC. Professor Taylor is well published, and serves on a number of national and regional climate related boards and panels.