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Michael Maccracken

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Member SinceOct 26, 2012CoLab Points (actual)
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Dr. Michael MacCracken has been Chief Scientist for Climate Change Programs with the Climate Institute in Washington DC since October 2002. His current research interests include human-induced climate change and consequent impacts, climate engineering (particularly, on the potential for countering specific climate change impacts), and the beneficial effects of limiting emissions of short-lived greenhouse gases (e.g., methane, precursors to tropospheric ozone) and black carbon. At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Mike led studies from 1968-93 using computer models to evaluate the climatic effects of CO2 and other climate-warming gases, volcanic eruptions, land-cover change, and smoke and dust in the event of a major nuclear war. His research also included study of the causes of Bay Area air pollution, and he led a multi-DOE lab research program on acid deposition from 1976-79 and advised DOE on its climate change research program from 1978-93. He then served from 1993-97 as the first executive director of the interagency Office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program and from 1997-2001 of the National Assessment Coordination Office, before retiring from LLNL in 2002. In addition to his role with the Climate Institute, he has also served as president of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (2003-07), as an integration team member for the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (2002-04), and as an author, review editor, and reviewer in various of the four assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In addition to his research, he has submitted six legal declarations in support of national level efforts to limit climate change, and his declaration on standing relating to global climate change and impacts on particular regions was cited favorably by Supreme Court Justice Stevens in his April 2007 opinion in Massachusetts et al. versus EPA. Mike’s undergraduate degree is from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in applied science is from the University of California Davis.

Proposals

Phase out extractionof carbon-based fuels from public landsJul 17, 2014
Provide access to capital needed for US Post Office to take efficiency measuresJul 17, 2014
Comparable Efforts with Differentiated ActionsJul 21, 2014
Impose the social cost of carbon on extraction of fossil fuels from public landsJul 18, 2014
Slow Thawing of Canadian Permafrost by Enhancing Hudson Bay Ice CoverJul 18, 2014
Reduced access of 'warm' water contributing to accelerated ice stream calvingJul 18, 2014
Retrofit diesel engines with black carbon filters as a project costJul 17, 2014

Proposal Links

US Plan: Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
Europe: Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
China: Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
India: Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
US Plan: Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
Europe: Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
China: Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
India: Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN)Aug 29, 2015
Settle the carbon debt and release the power of example!Aug 27, 2014

Supporting

Retrofit diesel engines with black carbon filters as a project costAug 15, 2014
Provide access to capital needed for US Post Office to take efficiency measuresJan 28, 2015

Activities

Michael Maccracken voted for proposal Development of A Social Protection Index for Tourism Employment/Income InsuranceJul 8, 2018
Michael Maccracken is no longer a team member of proposal Provide access to capital needed for US Post Office to take efficiency measuresJan 28, 2015
Michael Maccracken is no longer a team member of proposal Retrofit diesel engines with black carbon filters as a project costAug 15, 2014
Michael Maccracken is supporting proposal Retrofit diesel engines with black carbon filters as a project costAug 15, 2014
Michael Maccracken updated a proposal Slow Thawing of Canadian Permafrost by Enhancing Hudson Bay Ice CoverAug 10, 2014
Michael Maccracken updated a proposal Provide access to capital needed for US Post Office to take efficiency measuresAug 10, 2014
Michael Maccracken updated a proposal Phase out extractionof carbon-based fuels from public landsAug 10, 2014
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