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Jane Lubchenco

“The evidence is overwhelming that climate change is taking place, and the consequences are likely to be challenging for much of our society. It’s imperative that we take this seriously and act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as fast as we can.”

Scientist Jane Lubchenco is under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the first female administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. At NOAA, she has sought to create a bridge between scientific research and the public to encourage the development of informed policy.