14 March 2016

Meet Climate Scientist Beate Liepert

An introduction to Beate Liepert, the newest columnist at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Liepert is a climate scientist at NorthWest Research Associates in Seattle, Washington, and an adjunct research scientist at Columbia Universiaty’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York. Her pioneering work on global dimming (the observation that air pollution can dim sunlight and mask global warming) was featured in the BBC documentary “Dimming the Sun.” She contributed this research to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report. Liepert’s more recent work focuses on solar power and alternative energy use, and she is a winner of the WINGS Worldquest 2016 Women of Discovery Award.