Citizen-Scientist Guru

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Science  18 Feb 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5456, pp. 1189
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5456.1189

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Stephen H. Schneider is the quintessential media-savvy scientist-advocate. Since the early 1970s, this climatologist and science popularizer has been a fixture on TV news shows, on Capitol Hill, and on White House panels, where he weighs in on both the politics and science of climate change. In Schneider's opinion, scientists sometimes need to dramatize their data and discard the subtleties to sell a message.