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We Started With…

Back in the 1970s, Selma, in Fresno County, California, “The Raisin Capital of the World” had heavy rains just as its grapes were lying out to dry. Think of thousands of tons of soggy, rotting raisins. A major cereal company that used raisins in its products suddenly had to spend millions to find a new supply. Later that year, a vice president for the company was in charge of finding an advisor to warn them ahead of time if weather disasters threatened their bottom line.

He found Dr. Iben Browning, a scientist with degrees in physics, math, and chemistry and a Ph.D. in biology. Dr. Browning was one of the CIA’s top scientists, able to coordinate scientists and scientific disciplines. However, his real passion was the weather and the new discipline of climatology. The company gave Browning a contract, and our business was born.

And a Handshake

In 1974, among his many speaking and consulting engagements, Dr. Browning met James Fraser, publisher, financial advisor, and organizer of the Contrarian Opinion Forum. The two men shared a deep friendship as well as a strong belief in sharing research and information while stating the truth as they saw it, whether it was politically fashionable or not. Fraser suggested that Browning should write a newsletter, and his company would publish and distribute it. The two shared a handshake, and the Browning Newsletter™, now Browning World Climate Bulletin™, was born. Forty years later, we are still sharing unbiased research, information, and analysis. We continue to help our clients be prepared and proactive against weather disasters.


And a Passion for the Weather

Here at Browning Media LLC, we still share our passion for weather. For three generations, weather and climate have been our business. At night, Dr. Browning would tell bedtime stories of the weather to his daughter – it really puts a child to sleep. As children, both his daughter and grandson worked on weather projects. We grew up learning the complex history and combination of sciences needed to understand the patterns and changes of climate. Each generation contributed their piece of the puzzle: Dr. Browning – the multitude of sciences, Evelyn Browning-Garriss – the history and anthropology of how climate change affected societies and economies and James Garriss – the international impact and the effect on industry and economies.

The Browning Newsletter™ / The Browning World Climate Bulletin™

Evelyn Browning Garriss

Evelyn Browning Garriss was a renowned historical climatologist, authoring The Browning Newsletter™ / The Browning World Climate Bulletin™ for more than 25 years. She was featured in The Wall Street Journal, Business News Network, Canada’s Globe and Mail, Financial Sense and numerous other media outlets, earning her titles such as “The Weather Lady” and “The Weather Whisperer”. Traveling around the world, Evelyn prepared companies and individuals for upcoming weather and climate. With degrees in history and anthropology as well as a lifetime of working with scientists, her focus detailed how weather and climate affected people, something still utilized today.


Has Served Our Clients Around the Globe For More Than Forty Years

James J. Garriss

James Garriss is the CEO of Browning World Climate Bulletin. He began his career for the company when he was four years old, photocopying jet stream maps from the stacks of University libraries. He began working professionally for the company as a blog writer. In his 20+ years of experience, he has written over 100 papers, articles, and newsletters, consulted in over 30 states and 17 countries, created additional products and services for the organization, and helped to make the company a trusted international leader in natural weather and climate preparedness. With a bachelor’s of management from the University of New Mexico and an MBA in international management from the University of Texas at Dallas, the Browning World Climate Bulletin continues to increase its presence in regions and industries around the world...