Lead Author:
Elizabeth L. Malone, Independent Researcher
Contributing Authors:
Michele Betsill, Colorado State University
Sara Hughes, University of Toronto
Rene Kemp, Maastricht University
Loren Lutzenhiser, Portland State University
Mithra Moezzi, Portland State University
Benjamin L. Preston, RAND Corporation
Tristram O. West, DOE Office of Science
Expert Reviewers:
John Robinson, University of Toronto
Sarah Burch, Waterloo University
Hal Wilhite, University of Oslo
Nicole Woolsey Biggart, University of California, Davis
Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex and Aarhaus University
Science Lead:
Paty Romero-Lankao, National Center for Atmospheric Research (currently at National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Review Editor:
Christine Negra, Versant Vision
Federal Liaison:
Elisabeth Larson, North American Carbon Program; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Science Systems and Applications Inc.

Social Science Perspectives on Carbon


Process for Developing Chapter

This chapter was developed as part of the overall process for initiating the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2). Although “societal drivers” were specified as a section in all chapters, the Federal Liaisons and Science Leads agreed that a separate chapter on relevant social science research was needed to strengthen the report and respond to the recommendations of the First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR1). The chapter contents were developed through conference calls and discussions with comments from scientists, U.S. federal agency personnel, and the public.


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