Here are the people that have dedicated endless hours and, in many cases, entire careers, studying climate science and policy solutions.
Dr. James Hansen heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City and is Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Read more about James Hansen.
Connnie Hedegaard is a Danish politician, journalist, and intellectual. Currently, Hedegaard is the Commissioner for Climate Action in the European Union (EU). She has held this position since 2010. Prior to this, she served as Denmark's climate and energy minister. Read more about Connie Hedegaard.
Kert Davies is the Research Director at Greenpeace US, based in Washington, DC. Kert and his team launched the landmark 2010 report, Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine, which put a spotlight on the Koch brothers and broke open the story of the network of organizations they fund to influence American politics and public policy. Read more about Kert Davies.
Dr. Michael E. Mann is a Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University. He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). Read more about Michael Mann.
Rick Piltz has worked as an educator, writer, and policy analyst and advocate since the 1970’s, in federal and state government, academia, and nonprofit organizations. Read more about Rick Piltz.
The Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the Under-Secretary-General of the UN. Read more about Achim Steiner.
Henry Waxman is the U.S. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district, serving in Congress since 1975. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is considered to be one of the most influential liberal members of Congress. Read more about Henry Waxman.
George Monbiot is a world renowned journalist and author, most notably known for his environmental and political writing. Since 1996 he has been a columnist for the British newspaper The Guardian. Read more about George Monbiot.
Christine Todd Whitman served as the first female governor of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001 and was Environmental Protection Agency administrator under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. Read more about Christine Todd Whitman.
Ban Ki-moon is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. Elected to the position in 2007, Ki-moon was unanimously re-elected in 2011. Read more about Ban Ki-Moon.