The Chief Science Advisor for 1250 is Dr. Michael MacCracken, currently Chief Scientist for Climate Change programs at the Climate Institute. Mike was also President of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (members of which are the national academies of science in about 50 nations); provided key expert testimony for the Supreme Court’s Massachusetts vs. EPA, (case giving U.S. President the right to regulate stationary-sourced CO2 through EPA); and has been a significant figure in climate science for decades.
Peter Wadhams, UK
One of the world’s leading sea ice scientists, Peter Wadhams is Distinguished Professor at Cambridge University, and is also President of the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean, Commission on Sea Ice. Peter was one of three lead review editors of the most recent United Nations IPCC Report (Fifth Assessment Report, 2013), for the opening key Summary for Policymakers.
Stephen Salter, UK
Well known as the inventor of modern wave energy, Stephen Salter won the Royal Academy’s Sustained Achievement Award for this work in 2012, the world’s top Nobel-equivalent prize in the field of engineering. Stephen is Professor Emeritus at University of Edinburgh, and probably the foremost engineer working on the technique known as marine cloud brightening.
Nathan Currier, U.S.
Currier’s founding of 1250 is an outgrowth of his interests in methane and near-term climate dynamics, and his concern, along with co-founder Gary Houser, for the growing climate emergency. He served as methane specialist and senior climate advisor for Public Policy Virginia, has been been published by MIT Press, and writes on climate for the Huffington Post. He is a classical composer who has won many awards including the Academy Award of the American Academy of Arts & Letters, for lifetime achievement in composition.
Gary Houser, U.S.
Gary Houser is a passionate climate activist and public interest writer who was also a founding member of the Arctic Methane Emergency Group.
Supporting members of 1250:
Mary Catherine Bateson
A. G. Hudgens
Paul & Bev Schofield
Michel van Delft