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Michael MacCracken

Chief Scientist for Climate Change Programs
Climate Institute

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Climate Change

ichael MacCracken is Chief Scientist for Climate Change Programs for the Climate Institute in Washington DC, a non-governmental organization focused on finding effective solutions for dealing with climate change. He has served in this position since serving from 1993-2002 as senior scientist with the interagency Office of the US Global Change Research Program where he served as its first executive director and then as the executive director for the coordinating office of the first US National Assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change. His recent research has been on consideration of the possible benefits and disadvantages of regional or even global climate intervention as a result of the very slow pace of reducing global emissions, which is the most essential step in reducing the global deterioration due to human-induced climate change.

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