Stephen Schneider on the Heat Wave and Climate Change

June 12, 2008

On Good Morning America, Stephen Schneider, climatologist from Stanford University and speaker at the EcoCity World Summit, stated:

While this heat wave like all other heat waves is made by Mother Nature, we’ve been fooling around by turning the knob and making a little bit hotter. . . . We’ve already increased by 35 percent the amount of carbon dioxide which traps heat. We’ve added 150 percent more methane, which also traps heat.

Article about how this comment was interpretted in the wrong way.

 

 

 


Stephen Schneider, Stanford University Climatologist

April 25, 2008

Stephen H. Schneider, Climatologist, Stanford University

Stephen Schneider is the Stanford University Melvin and Joan Lane professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, co-director at Stanford’s Center for Environmental Science and Policy, and professor by courtesy in the Department of Civil Engineering. Schneider’s current global change research interests include food/climate and other environmental/science public policy issues; ecological and economic implications of climatic change; integrated assessment of global change; climatic modeling of paleoclimates and of human impacts on climate, e.g., carbon dioxide “greenhouse effect” and environmental consequences of nuclear war. In 1998, he became a foreign member of the Academia Europaea, Earth and Cosmic Sciences Section. He was elected Chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Section on Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences (1999-2001). He was a member of the scientific staff of National Center for Atmospheric Research from 1973-1996, where he co-founded the Climate Project.

Stephen H. Schneider: www.stephenschneider.stanford.edu


Featured Presenter: Stephen Schneider

March 28, 2008

Stephen Schneider is the Stanford University Melvin and Joan Lane professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, co-director at Stanford’s Center for Environmental Science and Policy, co-director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, and professor by courtesy in the Department of Civil Engineering.

Schneider’s current global change research interests include food/climate and other environmental/science public policy issues; ecological and economic implications of climatic change; integrated assessment of global change; climatic modeling of paleoclimates and of human impacts on climate, e.g., carbon dioxide “greenhouse effect” and environmental consequences of nuclear war. He is also interested in advancing public understanding of science and in improving formal environmental education in primary and secondary schools. Schneider has served as a consultant to Federal Agencies and/or White House staff in the Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations. In 1998, he became a foreign member of the Academia Europaea, Earth and Cosmic Sciences Section. He was elected Chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Section on Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences (1999-2001) and was elected to membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in April 2002. He was a member of the scientific staff of NCAR from 1973-1996, where he co-founded the Climate Project. Schneider was honored in 1992 with a MacArthur Fellowship for his ability to integrate and interpret the results of global climate research.

In 2007, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore as a member of the IPCC. You can read a little about this achievement at the Stanford website.


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