Professor, University of Texas at Austin and University Fellow, Resources for the Future
Sheila Olmstead is a professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs. She also has appointments as a visiting fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF), a Washington, DC think tank, as a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, and as a Charter Member of the Science Advisory Board at the US EPA. Previously, she served as the senior economist for energy and the environment at the President’s Council of Economic advisors, and as faculty at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
James Lawler is the founder of Climate Now. James started Climate Now as a way to learn about climate change and our energy system. Climate Now’s mission is to distill and communicate the science of our changing climate, the technologies that could help us avoid a climate crisis, and the economic and policy pathways to achieve net zero emissions globally. James is also the founder of Osmosis Films, a creative studio.