Peter Frumhoff

Director of science & policy

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Peter Frumhoff is a global change ecologist and serves as chief scientist for the UCS climate campaign. Dr. Frumhoff is an internationally-recognized expert on climate change impacts, climate science and policy, tropical forest conservation and management, and biological diversity. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology. See Peter's full bio.

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BP and Shell Must Leave the American Petroleum Institute: Here’s Why

For decades, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has been a powerful force against US action on climate change. Representing the interests of its oil and gas company members, API has a long and ugly history of spreading disinformation on climate science and lobbying heavily to oppose any limits on climate pollution from burning fossil fuels.
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BP plans to unveil further details of the company’s climate strategy at a virtual investor meeting next Monday September 14th. Steven Pisano/Wikimedia

Is BP Finally Committing to Ambitious Climate Action–or About to Fool Us Twice? Five Things to Look For in Its Climate Strategy

BP plans to unveil further details of the company’s climate strategy at a virtual investor meeting next Monday September 14th. The company’s history of false-starts on climate action and misleading clean energy advertising provides plenty of fodder for justified skepticism. So, how shall we assess their climate claims this time around? Read more >

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Yale Poll Finds Majority of Americans Think ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron and Other Fossil Fuel Companies Should Pay for Climate Change Damage

Communities face growing costs from climate change-fueled extreme weather and rising seas, and they need to prepare for further, now unavoidable, impacts.
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The IPCC Gets Real about the 1.5°C Target

As a climate scientist and former IPCC lead author, this is by far the most sobering and urgent IPCC report I have read. Read more >

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Got Climate Science Questions, Administrator Pruitt? Ask the US National Academy of Sciences

Scott Pruitt, the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, appears to need some help in understanding the scientific evidence of human-caused climate change. Read more >

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