"Stephen H. Schneider, a Stanford University climate scientist who for decades built the case that global warming, while laden with complexity, justified an aggressive response, has died. Ralph Cicerone, the president of the National Academy of Sciences, of which Schneider was a longtime member, said he had confirmed the news.
Schneider, who was 65, spent decades studying the forces influencing climate and the policy implications of human-driven warming, as well as pressing the case for action to curb emissions of greenhouse gases even as he battled and subdued a rare cancer in recent years. In an e-mail message to a group of contacts, his wife, Terry Root, a biologist at Stanford, said it appeared that he died of a heart attack today as a flight he was on was landing in London."
Andrew C. Revkin reports in Dot Earth July 19, 2010.
"Stephen H. Schneider, Climate Change Expert, Dies at 65" (Washington Post)
"Interview With Stephen Schneider on Climate Science Expert Credibility Study" (Climate Science Watch)
"Climate Scientist Stephen H. Schneider Dies" (David Perlman/San Francisco Chronicle)