Leading Environmental Scientist and Economist Dr. Yohe Joins AWWI Board

Gary Yohe 2(July 29, 2016) Dr. Gary Yohe, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University and a world-renowned scientist and economist, has joined the AWWI Board of Directors as its new Advisory Scientist, following a vote of the AWWI Board at its July meeting.

“We are delighted to welcome Gary Yohe,” said AWWI Executive Director Abby Arnold. “Dr. Yohe brings to AWWI and to its Board a compelling perspective and experience recognized for his work on addressing and communicating the risks of impacts from climate change. His perspective will enhance our work as we seek to scale up wind power while conserving wildlife.”

Dr. Yohe has been a senior member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since the 1990’s.  He shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He served as the Vice Chair of the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee for the Obama Administration; the Assessment was released by the White House in May of 2014. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences panel that is writing the new Decadal Plan for NASA, and is a continuing member of the New York (city) Panel on Climate Change.

He has been a co-editor of the journal Climatic Change since 2010, and he privately reviewed the penultimate draft of the Papal Encyclical on Climate Change in 2015.

Yohe is the author of more than 150 scholarly articles, several books, and many contributions to the media on climate issues.

In his position on the AWWI Board, Dr. Yohe will advise AWWI on scientific matters and advise and support AWWI’s Director of Research and Evaluation in the development of a strong and respected Research Institute recognized for producing the best science on wind energy-wildlife interactions that informs decision makers.

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