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Stephen H. Schneider, recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant” and the collective 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with his colleagues on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has been an expert adviser to the Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, both Bush, and Obama administrations. He is the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Professor of Biology, Professor by Courtesy of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford.

Fishing with Dan Rather, March 1977 while filming the CBS program, “Who’s Who”

Schneider was elected to the US National Academy of Science in 2002 and received the National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Foundation and the Edward T. Law Roe Award of the Society of Conservation Biology in 2003. He disseminates his message not only to students, but also to the general public, other scientists, climate change stakeholders and political figures through public lectures, seminars, classroom teaching, environmental assessment committees, media appearances, Congressional testimony, and research collaboration with colleagues. Schneider founded the journal, Climatic Change in 1975 serves as its Editor. His books include The Genesis Strategy: Climate and Global Survival, Global Warming: Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century?, The Coevolution of Climate and Life, Laboratory Earth: The Planetary Gamble We can’t Afford to Lose, Wildlife Responses to Climate Change, and Climate Change Science and Policy.

Schneider has written for, and his work has been covered by hundreds of news organizations including, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the London Times. He has appeared on “Nova,” “The Tonight Show, ” “20/20,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” NPR, and Canadian and Australian media among scores of others. He lives in California.

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