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Ben Lieberman

Ben Lieberman, a specialist in energy and environmental issues, is a senior policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation's Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies.

Bernard Finel

Dr. Bernard I. Finel is a Senior Fellow at the American Security Project where he directs research on counter-terrorism, defense policy and climate change.

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben wrote the first book for a general audience on global warming in 1989. A scholar in residence at Middlebury College, he has written a dozen more books, and leads the organization of global climate change protests.

Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist," is an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and the organizer of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, which brings together some of the world's top economists, to set priorities for the world.

Carter S. Roberts

Carter S. Roberts is president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, who also serves on the boards of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, InterAction and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy at Duke University.

David F. Hales

David F. Hales is the president of the College of the Atlantic in Maine, which in 2007 became the first U.S. higher education institution to achieve carbon neutrality.

David Hone

David Hone is the climate change adviser for the Shell Group and vice chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association. He also works closely with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Donald F. Boesch

Donald F. Boesch, an oceanographer, is president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Vice Chancellor for Environmental Sustainability for the University System of Maryland.

Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein writes an opinionated blog on economic policy, cap and trade, health care reform and pretty much anything else you can attach a chart to.

Ian Bowles

Ian Bowles is the Massachusetts secretary of energy and environmental affairs. Previously, he served as associate director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality during the Clinton administration.

Jack N. Gerard

Jack N. Gerard is president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, the national trade association that represents all aspects of America's oil and natural gas industry.

Jennifer L. Morgan

Jennifer L. Morgan is the director of the Climate and Energy Program at the World Resources Institute.

Jessy Tolkan

Jessy Tolkan is the executive director of Energy Action Coalition, a leading voice among the youth climate movement.

Lars G. Josefsson

Lars G. Josefsson is president and CEO of Vattenfall, Europe's fifth largest generator of electricity and the largest generator of heat with operations in Denmark, Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Netherlands and Sweden. He is also a member of the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change.

Mike Tidwell

Mike Tidwell is founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a grassroots non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.

Ned Helme

Ned Helme, founder of the Center for Clean Air Policy, advises U.S. and foreign governments, on climate and air policy issues.

Nigel Sheinwald

Nigel Sheinwald is the British ambassador to the United States. Prior to this he served as Foreign Policy and Defense Adviser to the Prime Minister from 2003 to 2007.

Pam Faggert

Pam Faggert is vice president and chief environmental officer for Richmond, Va.-based Dominion, one of the nation’s largest energy companies. She previously was director for Air Division of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

Reid Detchon

Reid Detchon is vice president for energy and climate at the United Nations Foundation. He also serves as executive director of the Energy Future Coalition, a broad-based non-partisan public policy initiative focused on oil dependence, climate change, and global energy poverty.

Richard L. Revesz

Richard L. Revesz, dean of NYU's School of Law, is an expert on environmental regulation and policy and co-founder of the Institute for Policy Integrity.

Rick Edmund

Rick Edmund is a United Methodist church pastor in Maryland. He resides on Smith Island, which has been impacted by rising sea-level and in 2007 testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment about climate change and the Chesapeake Bay.

Robert J. Shapiro

Robert Shapiro, Under Secretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration, is chairman of the U.S. Climate Task Force and Sonecon, an economic advisory group.

Saleemul Huq

Saleemul Huq was a lead author of the chapter on Adaptation and Sustainable Development in the third IPCC report and also contributed to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report.

Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger

Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger are co-founders of the Breakthrough Institute and co-authors of "Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility.” They were named Time Magazine “Heroes of the Environment, 2008.”

William O'Keefe

William O'Keefe is CEO at the George C. Marshall Institute, a think tank that promotes better use of science in public policy. He is a former COO at the American Petroleum Institute.

 
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