Department of Global Ecology - Carnegie Institution of Washington
Ken Caldeira, Ph.D., is a senior climate scientist in the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Department of Global Ecology. His innovative work illuminates the connections between climate, the carbon cycle, and our energy system. Caldeira has contributed to reports for the Nobel-Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and has testified before the U.S. Congress and the British Parliament on climate-related issues. He is co-author of "Global Assessment of High-Altitude Wind Power", published in 2009 in the journal Energies, which validated the immense energy production potential of high altitude winds.
Caldeira’s research has been reported widely in newspapers, magazines and on television. In 2008, New Scientist magazine named him one of eight “Science Heroes” of the year, and he is number 36 among 100 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of “Agents of Change” — “artists and leaders, policymakers, writers, thinkers, scientists and provocateurs who are fighting every day to show us what is possible.” He served on the prestigious National Academy of Sciences America’s Climate Choices panel in 2009 and is a 2010 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), which honors scientists who “have attained acknowledged eminence in the earth and space sciences.”