Citizens’ Climate Lobby Advisory Board
George P. Shultz is a former secretary of state and is currently chair of the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy. In recent years, Shultz has been a strong advocate of policies to address climate change, saying that even if members of his party are skeptical about climate science, it behooves us to take out an insurance policy. Along with Nobel laureate Gary Becker, he co-authored an op-ed that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 2013, Why We Support a Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax.
He has had a distinguished career in government, academia, and the world of business. He is one of only two individuals who have held four different federal cabinet posts; he has taught at three of this country’s great universities; and for eight years he was president of a major engineering and construction company.
He taught at MIT before serving as a senior economist on President Eisenhower’s Council of Economic Advisers, going on to the University of Chicago and Stanford University afterwards. He returned to government as secretary of labor under President Nixon in 1969. In June 1970, he became the first director of the newly formed Office of Management and Budget. In May 1972, he was named secretary of the Treasury, a post he held for two years. During this period, Shultz also served as chairman of the Council on Economic Policy, negotiated a series of trade protocols with the Soviet Union, and represented the United States at the Tokyo meeting on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
He served as president and director of the Bechtel group from 1974-1882, then returned to public service in the Reagan administration, holding two key positions: chair of the President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board and Secretary of State (1982-1989). As Secretary of State, he played a key role leading to the successful conclusion of the Cold War and the strengthening of relationships between the United States and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region including China, Japan, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. He helped negotiate the Montreal Protocol to phase out ozone-destroying chemicals, widely hailed as the most successful international treaty in history.
Dr. James Hansen
Dr. James Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he directs a program in Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions.
He was trained in physics and astronomy in the space science program of Dr. James Van Allen at the University of Iowa. His early research on the clouds of Venus helped identify their composition as sulfuric acid. Since the late 1970s, he has focused his research on Earth’s climate, especially human-made climate change. Dr. Hansen is best known for his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in the 1980s that helped raise broad awareness of the global warming issue.
Dr. Hansen was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995 and was designated by Time Magazine in 2006 as one of the 100 most influential people on Earth. He has received numerous awards including the Carl-Gustaf Rossby and Roger Revelle Research Medals, the Sophie Prize and the Blue Planet Prize.
Dr. Hansen is recognized for speaking truth to power, for identifying ineffectual policies as greenwash, and for outlining actions that the public must take to protect the future of young people and other life on our planet.
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.
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
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.
Meet Katharine Hayhoe: Climate Change Evangelist
Sam Daley Harris
Sam Daley-Harris founded RESULTS, an international citizens’ lobby dedicated to creating the political will to end poverty in 1980, the Microcredit Summit Campaign in 1995 and in 2012 Daley-Harris founded the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation to help organizations more deeply engage their supporters and create champions in Congress and the media for their cause.
The Microcredit Summit Campaign surpassed its initial goal of reaching 100 million of the world’s poorest families with microloans in 2007. It was that same year that Daley-Harris began coaching Citizens’ Climate Lobby founder Marshall Saunders prior to the launch of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Daley-Harris is author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government, about which Jimmy Carter said, “[Daley-Harris] provides a road map for global involvement in planning a better future.” The 20th anniversary edition was released in 2013.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus said: “….no other organization has been as critical a partner in seeing to it that microcredit is used as a tool to eradicate poverty and empower women than RESULTS and the Microcredit Summit Campaign.” And Ashoka founder Bill Drayton wrote, “Sam Daley-Harris is one of the certified great social entrepreneurs of the last decades. After building RESULTS, he is the person more than anyone else who has brought microcredit into focus across the world and precipitated action.”
Mr. Daley-Harris has degrees in music, played percussion instruments in the Miami Philharmonic, and is a songwriter. He lives in Princeton, NJ with his wife, The Rev. Shannon Daley-Harris and their children Micah and Sophie.
Dr. Daniel Kammen
Dr. Daniel Kammen is Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, professor in the Energy and Resources group, Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. He 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.