Climate accountability as a fulcrum
for climate stewardship.
CAI Board of Directors
Naomi Oreskes
Rick Heede

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.

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Rick Heede

 

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.

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Greg Erwin
Sally Ranney

Greg Erwin

 

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.

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CAI Board of Advisors
Mike MacCracken Michael E. Mann

MacCracken

 

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.

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MIchael MannDr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Dept. of Geosciences and the
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center. Dr. Mann has received numerous awards, including contributing to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (with other IPCC authors), the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2012, the National Conservation Achievement Award for science by the National Wildlife Federation in 2013, Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013, named a Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information, and the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education in 2014. He is a Fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Mann is author of more than 170 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published two books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming in 2008 and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines in 2012. He is also a co-founder and avid contributor to the award-winning science website RealClimate.org.

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Carroll Muffett  
Carroll MuffettCarroll 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.