Last week the world lost a great climate scientist and climate warrior, Stephen Schneider. There are plenty of posts from people who knew him and can write about his life and work better than I would be able to, but I wanted to note his passing. The few times I spoke or corresponded with him, he was patient, always helpful, very clear in his language, able to translate complex issues into terms even I could understand, and right to the point. He contributed a lot to the science of climate change and to the call for policy, lending his voice to advice presidents and communicate with the public. Not all scientists are created equal in their scientific abilities or their courage. His passing leaves a gap.
For more, this short story includes many links to other news stories and tributes. Well worth a read, whether you knew the man or not. http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2010/07/steve-schneider-dead-at-65