19 Jul '11, 5pm

1 climate scientist + 52 self-described skeptics

Today marks the first anniversary of the untimely death of Stephen H. Schneider , a central figure in the decades-long effort to understand the human influence on climate and pursue options for limiting risks from the ongoing buildup of human-generated greenhouse gases. At a special session on Schneider at this year’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, his widow, the biologist Terry Root , showed what she said was the last photo Schneider took before taking a flight from Sweden to England on which he passed away from a pulmonary embolism . She gave permission for me to post it above. It’s an image that captures a lot of what her husband was about — not only the wind turbine and verdant landscape but also the clear sense of motion imparted by the blurry car mirror (or whatever that object is) in the foreground. Schneider was nearly co...

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