Laurence C. Smith
Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Geography
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
1989, BSc in Geological Sciences, Univ. of Illinois; 1991, MSc in Geological Sciences, Indiana Univ.; 1996, PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell Univ. 2006, briefed US Congress on likely impacts of northern climate change; 2007, Assessment Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; steering committees, NASA and US National Academy of Sciences. Received over $7 M in research funding, National Science Foundation and NASA. Member, Global Agenda Council on the Arctic, World Economic Forum. Guggenheim Fellow. Public speaking. Author of over 70 scientific articles. Author: The World in 2050; The New North. Winner, Kistler Book Award.