Press Release: Eileen Claussen Named To Forecast Earth 2007 Hot List

Press Release
December 10, 2007

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EILEEN CLAUSSEN NAMED TO FORECAST EARTH 2007 HOT LIST

Pew Center President Recognized For Climate Policy Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Weather Channel’s Forecast Earth has named Eileen Claussen one of year’s 10-most influential people on global climate change. Claussen, President of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, joins an esteemed group selected to the Forecast Earth 2007 Hot List, including 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winners Al Gore and IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri. Forecast Earth announced the 2007 Hot List winners Saturday in a broadcast showcasing their key contributions to climate policy, science, and public opinion. Claussen was recognized for her efforts to inform decision-makers in Congress and in the business community about the critical need for national climate action.

Accompanying Claussen and the two Nobel winners on the 2007 Hot List are: Sustainable South Bronx Executive Director Majora Carter, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman, Ella Baker Center on Human Rights President Van Jones; New York Times science reporter Andrew Revkin; IPCC scientist and Stanford Professor Stephen Schneider; California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger; and Wal-Mart.