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Portrait of Steven C. Wofsy
Steven C. Wofsy
Steven Wofsy is professor of atmospheric and environmental science at Harvard University. His work focuses on the chemical composition of the atmosphere, both regionally and globally, and is motivated by the need for scientific information and analysis to make wise decisions on the future development of the world's resources. Read bio

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Portrait of Kerry A. Emanuel
Kerry A. Emanuel
Kerry Emanuel is professor of atmospheric science in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research group is investigating possible links between global climate and tropical cyclone activity, focusing on the possible role of tropical cyclones in driving oceanic heat fluxes. Read bio // Read interview transcript

Portrait of Pieter P. Tans
Pieter P. Tans
Pieter Tans is senior scientist at the Earth System Research Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado. He has studied the global carbon cycle for several decades, starting with his Ph.D. dissertation research in the Netherlands, and has published close to 140 scientific papers on the subject. Read bio // Read interview transcript

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