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WWF Statement on Passing of Dr. Stephen Schneider

Prominent Climate Scientist Dies at Age 65

WASHINGTON, DC, July 19, 2010 – World Wildlife Fund issued the following statement today from President and CEO Carter Roberts on the passing of renowned climate scientist and Stanford University professor Dr. Stephen H. Schneider:

“Steve Schneider was one of the most gifted scientists of his generation. He was that rare breed who combined academic prowess with a talent for communicating – Steve could explain the complexity of climate science to everyone from policymakers to the general public in a manner that was clear, compelling and memorable. His decades of seminal research have been instrumental in shaping not only our understanding of Earth’s climate, but also the role humans play in causing it to change in dangerous ways. 

“Steve was an important partner of WWF’s in the fight against climate change, and it was our honor to have worked with and learned from him over the years. Many at WWF considered him a personal friend. 

“The climate science community has lost a true champion. Our deepest condolences go to Steve’s wife Terry, his family, his colleagues and all who will miss his wisdom, insight and friendship.”

Please visit the WWF Climate Blog for more information on the life and career of Dr. Schneider.