Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy
DR. JOHN P. HOLDREN is the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, CoDirector of the School’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Faculty Affiliate in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also Visiting Distinguished Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and Senior Advisor to the President at the Woods Hole Research Center, a pre-eminent scientific think tank focused on the role of the terrestrial biosphere in global climate change. From January 2009 to January 2017, he was President Obama’s Science Advisor and Senate-confirmed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), becoming the longest-serving Science Advisor to the President in the history of the position.... Read more about John P. Holdren
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Scot T. Martin is the Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry at Harvard University, with appointments in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences & the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Director, Harvard Univ. Center for the Environment; Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, HKS; Area Chair for Environmental Science and Engineering
Daniel P. Schrag is the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
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Dr. Anna M. Michalak is a faculty member in the Department of Global Ecology of the Carnegie Institution for Science and a professor in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University. She studies the cycling and emissions of greenhouse gases at urban to global scales – scales directly relevant to informing climate and policy – primarily through the use of atmospheric observations. She also explores climate change impacts on freshwater and coastal water quality via influences on nutrient delivery to, and on conditions within, water bodies. Her approach is focused on the...
Please follow this link to an article about five undergraduate women who spent their summer doing really interesting research on the environment. The article features the work of EPS concentrator Maya Chung and the research that she did at Scripps on sea ice loss in the Antarctic.
Please follow this link to an in-depth article in Harvard Magazine called "The Plastic Earth" featuring the research of Jerry Mitrovica on the nature of the shape of Earth, its rate of rotation, and the relationship to melting ice sheets and rising sea levels. Very interesting and informative article!
Please follow this link to an interesting KPBS article featuring the work of renowned Earth scientist Walter Munk and our own Jerry Mitrovica discussing how rising sea levels actually make the days a bit longer by slowing the Earth's rotation. A case of contemporary research validating and confirming the ideas of the wonderful minds that preceded our work.
Please follow this link to a Harvard Gazette article "A Read on Seawater Sulfate" featuring the research of Dave Johnston's group. Quoting from the article "The ocean is often depicted as teeming with life, from crustaceans and fish to whales and other mammals, but in fact large swaths of it are virtual deserts, populated only by bacteria and a handful of particularly hardy species." Along with...