Climate accountability as a fulcrum
for climate stewardship.
CAI Board of Directors
Naomi Oreskes

Naomi OreskesProfessor of History of Science and affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

Her research focuses on the historical development of scientific knowledge, methods, and practices in the earth and environmental sciences, and on understanding scientific consensus and dissent.

Her most recent work, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (2010), co-authored with historian Erik M. Conway, was awarded the Watson-Davis prize of the History of Science Society and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize.

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Rick Heede

Rick HeedeRick Heede is the principal of Climate Mitigation Services and principal investigator of the Carbon Majors Project. He has worked in climate change and mitigation for thirty years, published books and articles on energy efficiency, testified before Congress on energy policy, and conducted GHG emission inventories and third party verification for municipal governments, educational institutions, the EPA, corporations, advocacy groups, and consultancies. He provided key components of the law suit filed by Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, and four U.S. Cities against the U.S. Export-Import Bank and Overseas Private Investment Corporation for failure to observe NEPA with respect to global warming infrastructure damages.

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Greg Erwin

Greg ErwinGreg Erwin is a retired securities attorney and lives in Aspen, Colorado.

Mr. Erwin retired from the Board in August 2013. We appreciate his service.

Sally Ranney

Sally RanneySally Ranney is President of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), Co-Director of the international Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative, CEO of Stillwater Preservation, LLC, a wetlands mitigation banking company, founder/President of Rising Wolf Int'l, and co-founder and Anchor of A Matter of Degree, an internet program specializing in climate change as related to a variety of topics ranging from business and renewable energy, to food systems and weather.

Sally's bio is here. pdf icon

CAI Board of Advisors
Mike MacCracken

MacCrackenDr. Michael MacCracken has been Chief Scientist with the Climate Institute since October 2002. Mike has served in senior positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, U.S. Global Change Research Program, International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences. He has contributed to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment as well as all four assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In addition to his research, he has submitted six legal declarations in support of national efforts to limit climate change.

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Michael E. Mann

MIchael MannDr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Dept. of Geosciences and the
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center. Dr. Mann has received numerous awards, including contributing to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (with other IPCC authors), the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2012, the National Conservation Achievement Award for science by the National Wildlife Federation in 2013, Bloomberg News' list of fifty most influential people in 2013, named a Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information, and the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education in 2014. He is a Fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Mann is author of more than 170 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published two books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming in 2008 and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines in 2012. He is also a co-founder and avid contributor to the award-winning science website

Michael's bio is here. pdf icon

Carroll Muffett

Carroll MuffettCarroll Muffett is President and CEO of the Center for International Environmental Law, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights and ensure a just and sustainable society.  Prior to joining CIEL, Carroll served as Deputy Campaigns Director at Greenpeace USA  and Senior Director for International Conservation at Defenders of Wildlife. Carroll has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters on national and international environmental policy.  He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at American University’s Washington College of Law and a member of IUCN's Commission on Environmental Law.

Carroll's bio is here. pdf icon 

Matthew Pawa

PawaAttorney Matthew Pawa is a general practice litigator who has represented governments, nonprofit groups, citizens and large and small businesses in a wide range of environmental, constitutional, commercial, real estate and personal injury cases, including class actions and individual cases. Pawa has pioneered the use of tort theories against greenhouse gas polluters in cases such as Connecticut v. American Electric Power and Kivalina v. ExxonMobil. Pawa regularly argues in federal and state appellate courts and handles civil trials for a wide array of clients. Pawa opened his law firm, Pawa Law Group, P.C., in 2001 with offices in Boston and Washington, D.C.

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Richard Lord

Richard LordThe core of Richard Lord's practice for over 25 years has been commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular specialization in insurance and reinsurance, dry shipping, commodities, energy and professional negligence claims. He has appeared in and advised on numerous cases in tribunals from The House of Lords (Supreme Court) to the High Court in The British Virgin Islands. His 'home territories' are the Commercial Court in London and International Arbitrations, including ICC, LCIA, LMAA and Bermuda form arbitrations. Richard is co-editor (with Silke Goldberg, Lavanya Rajamani, and Jutta Brunnée) of Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Richard's bio will be coming soon.