Thursday, July 22, 2010

Read This and Learn About Climate Change

Stephen Schneider 

London Guardian

Pioneering climate change scientist who fought for informed public engagement
Stephen Schneider 
Stephen Schneider in 2005. His most recent work concerned tracing the influence of greenhouse gas emissions on vulnerable ecosystems and societies Photograph: Peter Dasilva/New York Times
The American climate scientist Stephen Schneider, who has died aged 65 following a heart attack, would have preferred readers to spend their time studying his books and scientific articles, looking at the evidence, doing their own research, making up their minds about climate change and lobbying local politicians – rather than reading his obituary.

Steve believed passionately in evidence, and was always reminding me and other colleagues at meetings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) not to duck the hard questions. He was the first to recognise that it is precisely because climate change is so uncertain that it is so important to do something about

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