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Terry Root

Episode 23: Telling the Earth's Story with Nobel Peace Prize Winner for Climate Change Professor Terry Root, 1/3/22

Dr. Terry Root is an active conservator of the earth and all its species. She was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change Report in 2007, resulting in Dr. Root being co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Vice President Al Gore. In addition to other honors, Root was awarded the “Spirit of Defenders Award for Science” by Defenders of Wildlife in 2010, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 from the conservation organization Point Blue. She served on the National Audubon Board of Directors from 2010 to 2019, currently serves on the board of Defenders of Wildlife, Birds Caribbean, and is on numerous science advisory boards, including the American Wind and Wildlife Institute.

Root earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of New Mexico, her master’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado and her doctorate in Biology from Princeton University. She was a professor at the University of Michigan for 15 years, and then at Stanford University for 15 years where she still serves as Professor Emerita. She joins us at the microphone from her home in Sarasota, FL. You can contact Dr. Root here:

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