NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of Benjamin D. Santer, a noted climate researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to its board of directors. Santer, who has devoted years to identifying the role humans play in climate change, will advise NCSE on its new climate change education initiative. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, a recipient of the MacArthur "genius" grant, and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, Santer was also a major contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change studies that won the IPCC the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.
In a press release issued on October 4, 2012, NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott described Santer as "an invaluable addition to NCSE's board of directors."NCSE has successfully taken on evolution deniers for decades and prevailed. It's in an excellent position to apply lessons learned to climate change denial," Santer added. "We have a moral and ethical responsibility to provide the public with the best-available information on the causes and likely impacts of climate change. NCSE will play a key role in this education process, and in countering climate myths and misinformation."