Ray Bradley is the Director of the Climate System Research Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst as well as a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences. His research is focused on how climate has changed, and why.
Bradley has written or edited twelve books on climatic change and paleoclimatology, including Global Warming and Political Intimidation: How Politicians Cracked Down on Scientists As the Earth Heated Up, Climate Change and Society, Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future and Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary. In addition, he has authored more than 180 articles on climate change related topics for such journals as Nature, Science, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Journal of Climatology, Climatic Change, Global Change, and Earth Interactions.
He has been an advisor to various governmental, national and international agencies, including the U.S., Swiss, Swedish, German and U.K. National Science Foundations, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Research Council, the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the US-Russia Working Group on Environmental Protection, and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP).
He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the Arctic Institute of North America, and the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. In 2003, he received a D.Sc from Southampton University, England for his contributions to paleoclimatology, and in 2006 he received a D.Sc Honoris causa from Lancaster University, U.K. He received the Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2007.
Bradley has been an invited speaker at many major national and international venues and climate change-related conferences. He speaks on the unprecedented rate of climate change, the risks and consequences for all organisms on earth, the politics surrounding climate science, and how climate science must inform and shape policy decisions.
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