Science Advisors

We’re honored to have many of world’s leading climate scientists as our advisors. At the links below, you will learn not only about their scientific lives, but also what they do outside of science. You’ll also be able to see them in action, in videos about each of them.

Ken Caldeira

Ken Caldeira is an atmospheric scientist in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution at Stanford University.

Bill Chameides

Bill Chameides is Nicholas Professor of the Environment and the former Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

Julia Cole

Julia Cole is a professor of Geosciences and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona.

Robert Corell

Bob Corell is Chair of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment and a Principal for the Global Environment Technology Foundation.

Simon Donner

Simon Donner is a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia.

Kerry Emanuel

Kerry Emanuel is an atmospheric scientist and Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jennifer Francis

Jennifer Francis is a research professor with the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, studying Arctic climate change and Arctic-global climate linkages.

Peter Gleick

Peter H. Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California.

Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.

Greg Holland

Greg Holland is Chair of the Regional Climate Prediction Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.

Mark Z. Jacobson

Mark Z. Jacobson is Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.

Daniel Kammen

Dan Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering.

Jeff Kiehl

Jeff Kiehl is a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research where he heads the Climate Change Research Section.

Joan Kleypas

Joanie Kleypas is a marine scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, who investigates how rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is affecting marine ecosystems.

Chuck Kutscher

Chuck Kutscher is Director of the Buildings and Thermal Systems Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

Mike MacCracken

Mike MacCracken is Chief Scientist for Climate Change Programs with the Climate Institute in Washington DC.

Edward Maibach

Edward Wile Maibach is a Distinguished University Professor at George Mason University, and the Director of Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication.

Michael Mann

Mike Mann is Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center and a member of the Penn State University faculty, holding joint positions in the Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences, and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

Jeff Masters

Jeff Masters is the co-founder and Director of Meteorology for Weather Underground, the web’s first commercial weather service, the weather provider for the Associated Press, and currently the 60th most-trafficked web site on the Internet.

Jerry Meehl

Jerry Meehl is a senior scientist in the Climate and Global Dynamics Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Michael Oppenheimer

Michael Oppenheimer is Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Harvard University.

Jonathan Overpeck

Jonathan Overpeck is a founding co-director of the Institute of the Environment, as well as a Professor of Geosciences and a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona.

Camille Parmesan

Camille Parmesan is a professor in Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin and holds the National Marine Aquarium Chair in the Public Understanding of Oceans and Human Health at University of Plymouth, UK.

Stefan Rahmstorf

Stefan Rahmstorf is Head of Earth System Analysis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Eric Rignot

Eric Rignot is a professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, and Principal Scientist for the Radar Science and Engineering Section at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Barrett Rock

Barry Rock is a professor of Natural Resources holding a joint appointment in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space and the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire.

Paty Romero-Lankao

Paty Romero-Lankao is an interdisciplinary sociologist who is a research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research where she leads the Urban Futures initiative. 

Terry Root

Terry L. Root is a Senior Fellow/University Faculty at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a fellow at the California Academy of Sciences.

Benjamin Santer

Benjamin Santer is an atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory .

Drew Shindell

Drew Shindell is a Professor of Climate Sciences at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.

Kevin Trenberth

Kevin Trenberth is a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Warren Washington

Warren Washington is an internationally recognized expert in atmospheric sciences and climate research.

Spencer Weart

Spencer Weart is an historian of science who has written extensively on the history of climate science and other topics.

Don Wuebbles

Don Wuebbles is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois.