Who We Are
Climatrends is a collaboration of sustainability, meteorology, business & climate science experts, leveraging innovative approaches to better understand, analyze and communicate future physical and transitional climate risks and opportunities for businesses and communities.
How We Work
We work collaboratively with clients to pursue transformative relationships, as opposed to transactional relationships. We bring a spirit of inquiry, learning and humility to the work of building our business’ capacity for excellence in our field. Our work is aspirational, yet we remain grounded in rigorous and practical business principles.
What We Create
We create a platform for organizations and communities to better understand future climate risks and assess, modify and implement strategies for adaptation and resilience. We facilitate the process of clarifying and communicating climate related risks and opportunities.
What We Leave Behind
We exemplify an innovative approach to future climate modeling, to set more accurate expectations of physical and transitional risks for human systems worldwide. Climatrends aims to leave behind a world with more stable, resilient and adaptable organizations and communities.
PRINCIPAL & CHIEF CLIMATE ANALYST
Paul Douglas is a meteorologist with over 45 years of television and radio experience. A serial entrepreneur, Douglas is Founder and Chief Meteorologist at Praedictix, providing weather services, consulting and briefings for media and corporate interests. At Praedictix, developers and engineers create unique streams of weather data, imagery and API’s for corporations via AerisWeather. Paul leverages the latest science and models to provide insight for corporations factoring climate trends into investment, resilience and sustainability initiatives via ClimaTrends. Douglas is also a member of the Climate Science Rapid Response Team. In 2017 he co-authored a book on climate focused on matters of faith and science: “Caring for Creation, the Evangelical’s Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment”. Featured in NOVA’s “Decoding the Weather Machine”, Douglas has spent the last 25 years connecting the dots between climate volatility and weather disruption.
GENERAL MANAGER & CLIMATE ANALYST
Susie Martin has worked with Paul Douglas for over a decade as a meteorologist and general manager. Susie has trained as a forensic weather consultant and continues to serve as the lead consulting meteorologist at Praedictix. Susie has served as a weather expert for dozens cases across the country over the last 5 years writing forensic weather analyses and presenting her work in court. Her expertise in reporting and analysis allows her to construct in-depth research on the impact of climate change on businesses and presents it in a way that is digestible and relevant.
Susie grew up in Costa Rica and is bilingual (English/Spanish). She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami (2005) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology & Mathematics. She is currently a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) and is on the CBM reviewing panel for the American Meteorological Society. Susie is currently working on completing the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Consulting Meteorologist program.
PRINCIPAL & BUSINESS ADVISOR
Craig Mataczynski is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 35 years of success across a variety of industries, including electric generation, renewable energy, utilities, software, and manufacturing. Broad areas of expertise include strategic assessment (and strategy implementation), P&L Management, restructuring, operations management, business development, M&A, team building, and change management.
Craig has held leadership positions at companies including Renewable Energy Systems Americas (Chief Executive), Gradient Resources (Chief Executive), NRG Energy (President & CEO of the North American Division), and Northern States Power Company, now Xcel Energy (Director of Corporate Strategy & Planning). He has been involved in numerous start-up ventures, including Whether or Knot LLC, where (as Co-Founder & Principal) he leads the Company in providing high-resolution environmental data to customers to improve their value proposition. He also continues as Chairman of TransAmerican Strukturoc (a manufacturer/distributor of components for the steel building industry),
Craig holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota, and a Certificate in Advanced Management from Harvard Business School.
Dr. JOHN ABRAHAM
Dr. John Abraham is a climate scientist and professor of thermal sciences at the University of St. Thomas, in Minnesota. Abraham studies climate change and focuses much of his attention on changes that are occurring to oceans and its effects across the rest of the globe. Abraham also works in the sustainable energy sector, where he helped found a company that creates potable water in the developing world using sunlight and has helped develop wind turbines designed for off grid use. Dr. Abraham has produced approximately 400 works including patents, journal publications, conference presentations, books and book chapters.