Mike MacCracken is Chief Scientist for Climate Change Programs with the Climate Institute in Washington DC. His current research interests include human-induced climate change and consequent impacts, geoengineering, and the beneficial effects of limiting emissions of non-CO2 greenhouse gases.
From 1968-93, Mike led research programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory focused on investigation of the climatic effects of greenhouse gases, volcanic particles, land-cover change, and nuclear war. From 1993-97 he served as the first executive director of the interagency Office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program and from 1997-2001 as executive director of the National Assessment Coordination Office.
Mike served as president of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences from 2003-07 and as an integration team member for the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment from 2002-04. His undergraduate degree is from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from the University of California- Davis.
Outside of Science: Mike was a Princeton cheerleader.