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With over 20 years experience as a professional speaker, author and consultant in 58 countries, John Paling reinforces his environment and risk communication messages with live narration of stunning video segments from his award-winning National Geographic Society wildlife films. With extensive experience successfully communicating medical and scientific issues to the public, Dr. Paling, Ph.D., is a pioneer in learning lessons from nature. A producer and filmmaker, he made the very first PBS Nova program more than 30 years ago. A professional wildlife photographer, he was also a speaker for the National Geographic Society at Constitution Hall for many years.
John Paling's film and television experience includes 20 years as a producer/film maker of more than 50 wildlife movies. He is founder and director of Oxford Scientific Films in England, and appeared in, produced, and filmed the Emmy Award winning National Geographic Society television special, Realm of the Alligator. John Paling is an on-camera wildlife expert for The Disney Club television series, and producer and host of the television series Outdoors With John Paling.
As the founder, president and CEO of John Paling & Co., Inc., John Paling works as a professional risk communicator. He is the inventor of the Paling Perspective Scale, a Richter Scale for risks, which helps individuals and organizations view their major challenges in perspective. He presents global environmental issues in a non-adversarial manner, leading to an understanding of comparative risks and benefits. Dr. Paling has brought his extensive experience in risk communication issues to businesses, government agencies, military, and healthcare organizations worldwide.
Known as the "Oxford Animal Man," Dr. Paling earned his doctorate degree from Birmingham University in England. He went on to teach biology at Oxford University in England and later in the USA at the Universities of California and Florida. He was awarded an honorary degree by Oxford University in England and a Regents' Professorship by the University of California. Dr. John Paling is the author of Up To Your Armpits In Alligators? How To Sort Out What Risks Are Worth Worrying About. He has also written many articles in general publications including Reader's Digest and National Geographic Society World magazine.
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