Dr. Stephen H. Schneider (deceased)

Dr. Stephen H. Schneider (deceased)

Former Co-Director, Center for Environmental Science and Policy
Stanford University

Stephen Schneider

Until his untimely death in July of 2010, Dr. Stephen H. Schneider provided invaluable guidance and support as one of the first members of the Green21 Board of Advisers. Dr. Schneider was the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Professor of Biological Sciences and a Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. He focused on climate change science, integrated assessment of ecological and economic impacts of human-induced climate change and identifying viable climate policies and technological solutions. He consulted for federal agencies and White House staff in six administrations.

Along with four generations of IPCC authors, he received a collective Nobel Peace Prize for their joint efforts in 2007. Elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2002, Dr. Schneider received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/ Westinghouse Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology and a MacArthur Fellowship for integrating and interpreting the results of global climate research. Founder/editor of Climatic Change, he authored or co-authored over 500 books, scientific papers, proceedings, legislative testimonies, edited books and chapters, reviews and editorials and was featured in numerous televisions and film productions.

Dr. Schneider counseled policy makers, corporate executives and non-profit stakeholders about using risk management strategies in climate-policy decision-making, given the uncertainties in future projections of global climate change and related impacts. He was actively engaged in improving public understanding of science and the environment through extensive media communication and public outreach.