NCAR Expert's Directory - Air Pollution and Air Chemistry
Nobel Peace Prize 2007
Weather Channel (April 2007)
Moments #58, #52, #35, #22
(8 Feb 2007-Paula Pant)
You're So Hot - "Can't Stand the Heat? Fix the Planet"
Boulder Daily Camera
(2 Feb 2007-Todd Neff)
Boulder Scientists key to study
Earth & Sky (2 Feb 2007) After IPCC, 26 scientists speak on global warming
New York Times
(4 Feb 2007-Andrew Revkin) Science Panel Says Global Warming is 'unequivocal'
New York Times
(4 Feb 2007-Andrew Revkin) The Basics; A Disaster Epic (In Slo-Mo)
NPR & ABC: Jeremy Shere
aired February 2007
Earth & Sky,
Good Morning America
aired September 2006
Good Morning America
Elisabeth A. Holland
In October 2007 she along with Al Gore and the other Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment reports lead authors of the 2007 report was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was also a lead and contributing author for the aUNEP led Millenium Ecosystem Assessment Report. She has and continues to be a featured scientist in the media.
Holland is a Leopold Fellow and has served on many committees and panels. Services of special note are: Elected to the International Committee on Atmospheric Chemistry & Global Pollution (2002), Director, NATO Advanced Study Institute on Soils & Global Change: Carbon Cycle, Trace Gas Exchange, & Hydrology (1997), Committee for the NRC reports-Grand Challenges in Environmental Sciences and Strategic Guidance for National Science Foundation Support of Atmospheric Sciences, Participant in a White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Exercise to Demonstrate the vale of index areas in a national network (1997), AGU Associate Editor, Atmospheres (1992-1996), and Leader of ACD’s Junior Scientist Forum (1997-1999).
Her research interests include: Global nitrogen cycle, Earth System Modeling, using measurements to evaluate models, linking atmospheric chemistry & terrestrial biogeochemistry, interactions between the terrestrial carbon & nitrogen cycles, using nitrogen deposition measurements to understand the global nitrogen cycle, terrestrial trace gas exchange.
Climate Change Threatens Native Livelihoods
KUNC 91.5 Public News Room by Kirk Siegler interview with Beth Holland (25 March 2008)
Public opinion polls in the United States continue to show significant skepticism that global warming is happening. Some scientists believe that's because, for the most part, our lives have yet to change much. A group of scientists and Native American leaders meeting in Boulder this month sought ways to change this perception. KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports...more (mp3 direct link)
Bridging divides at climate change symposium
Indian Country Today by Carol Berry (31 March 2008)
BOULDER, Colo. - Scientists and American Indian tribal leaders met March 20 to bridge cultural and technical divides in an effort to combat global warming and to forge a Western/indigenous approach to other hazards facing planet Earth and its inhabitants...more
Women's Magazine Online by Erin Love (8 March 2008)
An in depth Q&A with Nobel Laureates SUSAN SOLOMON, BETH HOLLAND, BETTE OTTO-BLIESNER, LINDA MEARNS, PATY ROMERO-LANKAO and KATHLEEN MILLER.
Native Americans, Scientists To Discuss Climate Change at Landmark Symposium
Leading representatives from indigenous and scientific communities will take part in a landmark climate change symposium at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder. The March 19-21 event will bring together two climate change perspectives--one rooted in indigenous experiencesand one informed by current scientific results.
The symposium, Planning for Seven Generations: Traditional and Scientific Approaches to Climate Change, is open to scientists, Native American representatives, and members of the public. Sponsors include the American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group, NCAR, and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, which operates NCAR. NCAR's primary sponsor is the National Science Foundation.
"By bringing together the holders of scientific knowledge and the holders of indigenous knowledge, we will gain a fuller picture of the world we all live in and share--a fuller knowledge that will help us respond to the changing climate," says Professor Daniel Wildcat of the Haskell Indian Nations University.
"For the health and sustainability of our beautiful Earth, it is critical that we build bridges to share wisdom and to allow us all to work together now for our great-great-granddaughter's grandaughter's generation," says NCAR senior scientist Elisabeth Holland. more...
Study looks at transportation's effects on global warming
Elisabeth Holland, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, who was not part of the study, was impressed with the research: "This is a comprehensive study," she says, "that takes a careful look at how all the emissions from the transport sector are handled." more....
IPCC Shares Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore (11 October 2007)
"for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change"
Guy Brasseur, William Collins, Elisabeth Holland, Reto Knutti, Linda Mearns, Gerald Meehl, Kevin Trenberth - Additional NCAR Authors
IPCC Shares Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore Congratulations to the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore on their Nobel Peace Prize award. Since 1990, the IPCC has issued four reports highlighting the growing understanding of the climate change issue. Scientists both at NCAR and within our wider research community contributed significantly to these reports. Published this year, the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report leverages computer modeling that depicts global climate with unprecedented detail. Through support of the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation's supercomputing centers, and partnership with Japan's Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, the NCAR-based Parallel Climate Model and Community Climate System Model provided a wealth of scientific data to the IPCC report. Related: Article by the Associated Press, Thousands of Scientists Share Nobel....more
Kevin Trenberth Webcast discussion of the IPCC Report
Working Group I:
Working Group II:
A few of the many other press coverage links:
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (Women's Magazine Online by Erin Love 8 March 2008)
Weather Channel Series (April 2007)
#58 - Year without a Summer; Eruption of Mt. Tambora. If TV had existed in 1816, many New Englanders wouldn't have believed their local weatherman forecasting snow in summer. But sure enough, that's exactly what fell out of the sky one day in June.
#52 - America's wake-up call; Almost 30 years after its publication, the book Silent Spring, written by Rachel Carson, is recognized, evoking ominous images of DDT, bird and fish kills, and pesticide danger. She was the first major voice of the modern environmental movement. This marine biologist and zoologist had an immense respect for the natural world. Her desire to protect the ecosystem and all forms of life was at the heart of her groundbreaking and still controversial best-selling 1962 book about the connection between pesticides and the food chain.
#35 - Discovery of the Ozone hole; Scientist discovered in the 1970s that dandy hair-dos came at a price. The spray being used to hold up that big hair was giving the Earth a little bit of a bald spot.
#22 - Air pollution's ground zero; Donora, Pennsylvania 1948: Creation of the EPA. When a weather system interacted with a noxious cloud from a small, industrial city in 1948, it did more than blanket the town in a toxic fog and sicken 7,000 of its residents, killing almost two dozen of them. It also spawned the birth of the Clean Air movement in the U.S.A.
Earth & Sky (2 Feb 2007)
Elisabeth Holland … “no longer uncertain” - I’m speaking here from my personal scientific view – not as an author of an IPCC chapter, but my personal view. My view is that most of us scientists are now convinced that global warming is happening. We are now convinced that the most likely cause of global warming is human activity. And we are no longer uncertain about whether the climate is warming. We are actually quite certain that the climate is warming, and we are certain that human activity is the cause."
Other IPCC Related Interviews with:
Climate change report says global warming likely caused by humans (referring to the announcement 2007 IPCC Report), by Todd Neff (Boulder Daily Camera, 2 Feb 2007)
"I think the scientific community as well as the political community are going to be stunned by the body of evidence and how convincing it is," said Elisabeth Holland, a National Center for Atmospheric Research senior scientist and one of the lead authors. "The evidence is compelling in a way that it never has been before because we just simply didn't have all the pieces."
Dr. Elisabeth A. Holland’s work focuses on interrelated objectives: to better understand how our planet works; to get lost in the beauty and magic of the doing science, and to ensure that science serves the society that supports it. The links between the chemistry of the atmosphere, climate change, and ecosystems are a good example of how intriguing and complex the sustenance of our planet is. The climate system, air pollution and terrestrial ecosystems all interact to impact one another.
Dr. Holland’s scientific passion has been to understand the nitrogen cycle and how it interacts with the carbon cycle and how both are affected by climate and the changing water cycle on a variety of scales. Her early work focused on microbes living in soils. More recently, she has focused on continental and global nitrogen deposition patterns and their impacts on carbon cycling.
Land use and expanding industrialization are changing nitrogen deposition in Brazil - in press
Lara, L.L.S, E.A. Holland, P. Artaxo, P.B. Camargo, and L.A. Martinelli
Assessing future nitrogen deposition & carbon cycle feedback using a multimodel approach: Analysis of nitrodeposition - pdf
J.-F. Lamarque, J.T. Kiehl, G.P. Brasseur, T. Butler, P. Cameron-Smith, W.D. Collins, W.J. Collins, C. Granier, D. Hauglustaine, P.G. Hess, E.A. Holland, L. Horowitz, M.G. Lawrence, D. McKenna, P. Merilees, M.J. Prather, P.J. Rasch, D. Rotman, D. Shindell, P. Thornton
Nitrogen deposition onto the United States and Western Europe: A synthesis of observations and models - pdf
Holland, E. A., B. H. Braswell, J. Sulzman, and J. F. Lamarque
U.S. Nitrogen Science Plan Focuses Collaborative Efforts
Holland, E.A., E. A. Holland, A. Guenther, and J. Lee-Taylor, S. B. Bertman, M. A.
Carroll, P. B. Shepson, J. P. Sparks
Long-term sensitivity of soil carbon turnover to warming - pdf
Knorr, W., I. C. Prentice, J. I. House, and E. A. Holland
Nitrogen deposition for the United States and Western Europe, 1978–1994. [Data set]
Holland, E. A., B. H. Brasswell, J. Sulzman, and J.-F. Lamarque
Uncertainties in the Temperature Sensitivity of Decomposition in Tropical and Subtropical Ecosystems: Implications for Models
Elisabeth A. Holland, Jason C. Neff, Alan R. Townsend, and Becky McKeown
Contemporary and Pre-industrial Global Reactive Nitrogen Budgets
Elisabeth A. Holland, Frank J. Dentener, Boby H. Braswell & James M. Sulzman
Variations in the predicted spatial distribution of atmospheric nitrogen deposition and their impact on carbon uptake by terrestrial ecosystems - pdf
Elisabeth A. Holland, B.H. Braswell, J-F Lamarque, A. Townsend, J. Sulzman, J-F Müller, F. Dentener, G. Brasseur, H. Levy II, J.E. Penner, and G-J Roelofs
Modeling Bio-atmospheric Coupling of the Nitrogen Cycle through NOx Emissions and NOy Deposition
Elisabeth A. Holland & Jean-Francios Lamarque
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