“It is times like this, when public funding for important science is buffeted by the gale-force winds of political controversy, that I feel extremely fortunate to be a scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science. The Carnegie Institution for Science endowment acts as a deep keel that allows me and other Carnegie scientists to chart a steady course towards important discovery regardless of which way the political winds happen to be blowing.”
Ken Caldeira is a world-renowned climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology located on the Stanford University campus. He investigates issues related to climate, carbon, and energy systems. His primary tools are climate and the carbon cycle models, but he does field work related to ocean acidification. A sampling of his work follows:
How fast will we need to adapt to climate change?
Burning remaining fossil fuel could cause 60-meter sea level rise
Ocean acidification already slowing coral reef growth
Ocean acidification takes a toll on California’s coastline at nighttime