Charles H. Greene

Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and a Fellow at the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University

Why I'm Involved

Scientists are trained to be skeptics. New scientific ideas come along, and we’re going to be skeptical about them. We need to observe things with our own eyes to convince ourselves what is really happening. However, if a scientist is still skeptical about the reality of climate change, then there is a good change that he or she is ideologically blinded, delusional, or in the pocket of some special interest group.

Charles H. Greene Ph.D.

About Charles H. Greene

Charles H. Greene is Director of the Ocean Resources and Ecosystems Program, a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and a fellow at the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University. His research interests range from the ecological dynamics of marine animal populations to the effects of global climate change on ocean ecosystems and extreme weather. In recent years, he has participated in algal bioenergy research to help develop pathways for transitioning from fossil fuels to more sustainable energy sources. Professor Greene has published a number of recent papers on climate change and energy that are readily accessible to the public, including A Very Inconvenient Truth andSuperstorm Sandy: A Series of Unfortunate Events?  in Oceanography magazine, Geoengineering: The Inescapable Truth of Getting to 350 in Solutions magazine, and the Winters of our Discontent in Scientific American.