Richard A. Feely

Richard A. Feely is a senior fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle. He also holds an affiliate full professor position at the University of Washington School of Oceanography. His major research areas are carbon cycling in the oceans and ocean acidification processes. He received a B.A. in chemistry from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. He then went to Texas A&M University where he received both an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical oceanography.

John Nielsen-Gammon

John Nielsen-Gammon is a Regents Professor at Texas A&M University and is the Texas State Climatologist. He received an S.B. in earth and planetary sciences and an S.M. and Ph.D. in meteorology, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Nielsen-Gammon joined the faculty of Texas A&M University in 1991 and was appointed Texas State Climatologist by then-Governor George W. Bush in 2000. He served as deputy speaker of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate in 1997-1998, the first associate director of the Center for Atmospheric Chemistry and the Environment from 2003 to 2007, and acting executive associate dean and associate dean for research for the College of Geosciences in 2008-2009.

David Hone

David Hone works for Royal Dutch Shell and is the chief climate change advisor in the CO2 team. He joined Shell in 1980 after graduating as a chemical engineer from the University of Adelaide in Australia. He has worked in refinery technology, oil trading and shipping areas for Shell. David was chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association from 2011-2013 and is a board member of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. He also works closely with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and has been a lead author of a number of its climate change publications.

Barry L. Lefer

Barry L. Lefer is an associate professor of atmospheric science and the associate chair of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Houston. He received a B.A. in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia and an M.S. and Ph.D. in earth sciences-geochemical systems from the University of New Hampshire. After attaining his doctoral degree, he accepted a postdoctoral position at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Atmospheric Chemistry Division, in Boulder, Colo. He was later hired as a project scientist for NCAR and spent seven years there before joining the UH faculty in 2004.