From Gods To Gigabytes
Feb 16, 2021
Dick Whitaker
From Gods To Gigabytes


Dick Whitaker is a former meteorologist for the Bureau of Meteorology, The Weather Channel and Sky News Weather and author of books such as The Complete Book of Australian Weather, Understanding Climate Change and Australia’s Natural Disasters.

He has worked with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as a rapporteur for the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology, was a consultant in the AusAID funded 'Enhanced Applications of Climate Predictions in Pacific Island Countries' (travelling extensively in the Pacific Islands) and began the Bureau of Meteorology’s Indigenous Weather Knowledge' endeavour in 2001.

Dick then spent ten years as Chief Meteorologist with Sky News Weather. He has been author, co-author and consultant editor of seventeen general interest books about the weather, including publications for Time-Life and Reader’s Digest. He has a long-standing interest in public education about weather and climate.

*NB: Dick will be appearing via Zoom to our meeting at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

Chair: Noel Halford