Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan
Scripps distinguished climate and atmospheric scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan is known for his pioneering research on climate change and climate change mitigation, including his discovery that man-made gases and pollutants other than CO2 contribute to global warming and that taking action on them can result in a quick reduction in greenhouse gases. The recipient of the Champions of the Earth Award, the United Nation’s highest environmental honor, Ramanathan is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and played a key role in advising Pope Francis and other religious leaders on climate change issues. He is also playing a leadership role in the University of California’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative, in which the UC system has pledged to nearly eliminate its contribution to global warming.
Part of the Climate Change at the Crossroads series featuring Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate scientists.