Stephen H. Schneider, climate change expert, dies at 65

By T. Rees Shapiro

Stephen H. Schneider, 65, an influential Stanford University climatologist who parlayed his expertise on the dangerous effects of greenhouse-gas emissions into a second career as a leader in the public dialogue — and debate — on climate change, died July 19 in London.

His wife, Stanford biologist Terry Root, wrote in an e-mail to colleagues that her husband had died after an apparent heart attack on an airplane en route to London from Stockholm.

Dr. Schneider wrote books and more than 400 articles on human-driven global warming and its wide-ranging effects, such as a recorded rise in ocean temperature and the increasing potency and frequency of hurricanes. He conducted research on the near-irreversible damage of greenhouse gases on the ozone layer and theorized how a nuclear war might affect the climate.

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6 Responses to Stephen H. Schneider, climate change expert, dies at 65

  1. NEILIO July 25, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    My condolences to the Schneider family. This is a man who I totally disagreed with but it is sad that he passed away at just 65. I wanted him to shut up, but not this way. I was hoping that he might have a change of heart like Lovelock did, that would have been much better than this.

  2. NEILIO July 25, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    I do want to point something out. In this article it states that Dr. Schneider was on a neo-nazi death list and suggests that this is due to his ideology. However, this is not true. His name did appear on a neo-nazi death list but:
    “Schneider said the FBI had taken an interest earlier this year when his name appeared on a “death list” on a neo-Nazi website alongside other climate scientists with apparent Jewish ancestry. But, to date, no action has been taken.”

    So, it was not because he was an AGW alarmist, as the story seems to suggest, but because he has a Jewish name.
    I wish they would just honor the man’s life. Why do they have to take a political jab at legitimate climate scepticism?

  3. Joe July 25, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Neilio, even though we may have disagreed with this man’s philosophy let him rest in peace and may God by with him always. My prayers go out to his family.

    • NEILIO July 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

      I agree Joe. It is the author of the article that brought up the neo nazi death list and the other alleged death threats following climategate. I posted the story because he was one of the leading figures behind the current AGW alarmism.
      I think it was tastless to bring up those things, which is my point.

  4. Joe August 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Life goes on.

  5. ron September 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    as his body decomposes it off gases CO2. so even in death he is a hypocrite.

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