|CAI Board of Directors|
| Naomi Oreskes
Professor of History of Science and affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Her research focuses on the historical development of scientific knowledge, methods, and practices in the earth and environmental sciences, and on understanding scientific consensus and dissent.
Her most recent work, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (2010), co-authored with historian Erik M. Conway, was awarded the Watson-Davis prize of the History of Science Society and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize.
Naomi’s bio is here.
Rick Heede is the principal of Climate Mitigation Services and principal investigator of the Carbon Majors Project. He has worked in climate change and mitigation for thirty years, published books and articles on energy efficiency, testified before Congress on energy policy, and conducted GHG emission inventories and third party verification for municipal governments, educational institutions, the EPA, corporations, advocacy groups, and consultancies. He provided key components of the law suit filed by Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, and four U.S. Cities against the U.S. Export-Import Bank and Overseas Private Investment Corporation for failure to observe NEPA with respect to global warming infrastructure damages.
Rick's bio is here.
Greg Erwin is a retired securities attorney and lives in Aspen, Colorado.
Mr. Erwin retired from the Board in August 2013. We appreciate his service.
| Sally Ranney
Sally Ranney is President of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), Co-Director of the international Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative, CEO of Stillwater Preservation, LLC, a wetlands mitigation banking company, founder/President of Rising Wolf Int'l, and co-founder and Anchor of A Matter of Degree, an internet program specializing in climate change as related to a variety of topics ranging from business and renewable energy, to food systems and weather.
Sally's bio is here.
|CAI Board of Advisors|
Dr. Michael MacCracken has been Chief Scientist with the Climate Institute since October 2002. Mike has served in senior positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, U.S. Global Change Research Program, International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences. He has contributed to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment as well as all four assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In addition to his research, he has submitted six legal declarations in support of national efforts to limit climate change.
Mike's bio is here.
|Michael E. Mann
Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Dept. of Geosciences and the
Michael's bio is here.
Carroll Muffett is President and CEO of the Center for International Environmental Law, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights and ensure a just and sustainable society. Prior to joining CIEL, Carroll served as Deputy Campaigns Director at Greenpeace USA and Senior Director for International Conservation at Defenders of Wildlife. Carroll has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters on national and international environmental policy. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at American University’s Washington College of Law and a member of IUCN's Commission on Environmental Law.
Carroll's bio is here.
Attorney Matthew Pawa is a general practice litigator who has represented governments, nonprofit groups, citizens and large and small businesses in a wide range of environmental, constitutional, commercial, real estate and personal injury cases, including class actions and individual cases. Pawa has pioneered the use of tort theories against greenhouse gas polluters in cases such as Connecticut v. American Electric Power and Kivalina v. ExxonMobil. Pawa regularly argues in federal and state appellate courts and handles civil trials for a wide array of clients. Pawa opened his law firm, Pawa Law Group, P.C., in 2001 with offices in Boston and Washington, D.C.
Pawa's bio is here.