SAM DALEY HARRIS, RESULTS
I met Sam, President and Founder of RESULTS, over the telephone in 1994 when we were being interviewed by KPBS public radio in San Diego. On that call I was amazed to learn that Sam and his organization RESULTS had successfully lobbied the government to fund $300 million for micocredit loans over the previous three years. That is when the power of ordinary citizens lobbying their government began to dawn on me. Separately, The Microcredit Summit Campaign, which Sam founded and directs, created a global context that has been instrumental in providing loans to 100 million of the worlds poorest families. Sam directs, guides and challenges me in our weekly calls.”
— Marshall Saunders, Founder of CCL
DR. JAMES HANSEN
When I first became alarmed by the deteriorating climate, I saw a quote by Dr. James E. Hansen, “If politicians remain at loggerheads, citizens must lead.” Of course that describes exactly what Citizens Climate Lobby is about. I put the quote on our first brochure.
Dr. Hansen is the planet’s great hero. He has all the credentials one could ask for in a leader on the climate. But here’s the big thing, he doesn’t let the credentials and his position stop him from saying the truth, risking everything. His is a clear voice that we heard way across the country in San Diego.
And he is constant. He doesn’t go away. He’s been saying the truth for decades, out loud, in the scientific and popular publications and in Congress. He has been a speaker on our National Call and at our International Conference.
BOB INGLIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ENERGY AND ENTERPRISE INITIATIVE
Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative based at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
Mr.Inglis founded and launched the national, grassroots organization on July 10, 2012. Under his leadership, E&EI advocates conservative alternatives to big-government mandates and fickle tax incentives. E&EI maintains that the accountability of a “true cost” comparison between competing fuels will drive innovation and economic growth. As an optimistic conservative, Mr.Inglis launched E&EI to apply a “can-do” American spirit to the challenges at hand.
Before starting E&EI, Mr.Inglis represented South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District (Greenville, Spartanburg, Union counties) for 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr.Inglis was first elected to Congress in 1992, having never run for public office. He spent six years in the U.S. House (1993-98) and kept a campaign commitment to serve just three terms. In 1998, he unsuccessfully challenged Democratic U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings.
KATHARINE HAYHOE, CLIMATE SCIENTIST AND IPCC REVIEWER
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change. An expert reviewer for the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, her life’s work has been dedicated to discovering and communicating the realities of a changing climate to those who will be affected most by it.
As an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, Katharine develops new ways to quantify the potential impacts of human activities at the regional scale.
Together with her husband Andrew Farley, lead teaching pastor of Ecclesia, she wrote “A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions”, a book that untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Her work as a climate change evangelist has been featured in the PBS documentary series, The Secret Life of Scientists and in articles including True Believer that appeared in On Earth magazine in 2012 and Spreading the global warming gospel that appeared in the LA Times in 2011. In 2012 she was named one of Christianity Today’s 50 Women to Watch.
DR. DANIEL KAMMEN, DIRECTOR OF RENEWABLE AND APPROPRIATE ENERGY LABORATORY, PROFESSOR IN THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP, PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC POLICY AT GOLDMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Dr. Daniel Kammen was educated in physics at Cornell and Harvard and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard. He is the class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley and was appointed the first Environmental and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) Fellow by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton in April 2010.
Dr. Kammen is also the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory , co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. During 2010-2011 Dr. Kammen served as the World Bank Group’s Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. He has authored or co-authored 12 books, written more than 300 peer-reviewed journal publications, testified more than 40 times to U.S. state and federal congressional briefings, and has provided various governments with more than 50 technical reports.
ED LAW, RETIRED BUSINESSMAN; TREASURER OF GRAMEEN DE LA FRONTERA
“Ed and I met at the Rotary Club in 1993. I gave a talk seeking funding for a village bank in Honduras. Ed and his wife Betty funded it by themselves and went with me to hand out the loans. We have been close friends ever since. Together he and I founded, Grameen de la Frontera, a micocredit lender in Sonora, Mexico. We have made loans to more than 15,000 very poor women, in the rural areas of southern Sonora. I consult with Ed on many decisions big and small and we speak by telephone daily. I am seventy-one and Ed is my elderly mentor at eighty-seven”