Gary W. Yohe is a Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University, where he has been on the faculty for 30 years. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania, he received his PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1975. He is the author of more than 190 scholarly articles, several books, and many contributions to media coverage of climate issues. He began his work on climate change in 1982. Most of his current work focuses on climate change impacts, mitigation, and adaptation. Involved since the early 1990s with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he received a share of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and has been involved in their work supporting global negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Professor Yohe serves as a member of the New York City Panel on Climate Change. He has testified before several U.S. Senate Committees and served on two committees of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Yohe was Vice Chair of the Federal Advisory Committee for Third National Climate Assessment released in 2014. He is co-editor of Climatic Change with Michael Oppenheimer.
Outside of Science: Gary was a nationally ranked golfer, but now focuses on being “papa” to his twin granddaughters.