Prof Stephen H. Schneider

Prof Stephen H. Schneider

The climate policy problem is thorny because the global scale of climate change and its subtly intensifying impacts contrast uneasily with the short-term local-to-national scales of the political establishments and most management systems and because significant uncertainties are inherent in many projections of climate change and its consequences.

Eminent Climate Change scientist Prof Stephen H Schneider talks for Climate Futures at Macquarie on Global Warming: Motivating game changing actions in an era of spin and confusion.

Prof Stephen H. Schneider was the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Biology Professor, and a Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.

Prof Schneider passed away on July 19, 2010.

Book Section

Schneider Theme

Steve’s Illustration Schneider Reference Watch Steve Schneider
The Anthropocene Precautionary principle Why most people have fire insurance for their homes even though the real risk is very small Climate economics: Are the economic costs of stabilizing the atmosphere prohibitive? Azar and Schneider, 2002 Argues for climate precaution
Time and Tide Multiple benefit action Always seek win-win (or better) solutions despite prediction strengths and shortcomings Climate feedbacks: Cloudiness as a global climatic feedback mechanism, Schneider, 1972 Science as a Contact Sport — discussing his book
Looking Forward Mediarology Everything is connected to everything else and the timing of climate events Dust and aerosol cooling: Atmospheric carbon dioxide and aerosols - effects of large increases on global climate, Rasool and Schneider, 1971 Misrepresentation of climate science
Learning Lessons Limits on the concept of falsifiability How some contrarians make apparently persuasive arguments for inaction Taking on the sceptics: Misleading math about the Earth: Schneider, 2002 Global warming — what we know
Understanding the Unknowns Tipping points Not all the stuff we currently don’t understand will turn out to be beneficial The patient from hell, Schneider and Lane, 2005; Scientists on Gaia, Schneider and Boston, 1992
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