About Joseph Romm, Ph.D.
Joe Romm, Ph.D. is Chief Science Advisor for the Showtime TV series, “Years of Living Dangerously.” He is also Founding Editor of ClimateProgress.org, which NY Times columnist Tom Friedman called “the indispensable blog.”
In 2009, Rolling Stone put Romm on its list of 100 “people who are reinventing America.” Time named him a “Hero of the Environment″ and “The Web’s most influential climate-change blogger.” In 2008, Romm was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “distinguished service toward a sustainable energy.”
Romm was Acting Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in 1997, where he oversaw $1 billion in R&D, demonstration, and deployment of low-carbon technology. Romm is the author of eight books on climate change, clean energy, and communications, most recently, “Language Intelligence.”
He has written for the journals Science and Nature, as well as the NY Times, Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic Monthly, Technology Review and Scientific American. Romm is a Senior Fellow at American Progress Action Fund and holds a Ph.D. in physics from MIT.
Why I'm involved
I have been studying and communicating climate science and solutions for two decades. It is the story of the century, yet it remains under-reported in the media. So I jumped at the chance to work with some of the best journalists and storytellers in the country on how climate change is affecting us right here, right now.