Lisa Goddard, a climate scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, has been appointed to the National Academies of Science’s prestigious Climate Research Committee. She will be helping to promote progress in her field and give advice to government agencies on the scientific aspects of climate and climate change. The CRC also represents the United States in the World Climate Research Programme, an international body tasked with determining the impacts to which climate can be predicted as well as the impacts humans have on climate.
“What motivates me is developing climate information, from understanding to prediction, that can ultimately impact climate-related decisions,” Goddard says. “This alone isn’t enough to enable most decision making. There are many important actors in between-from the communication experts to the sector experts-but it is a necessary starting point,” she says.
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