Via Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University

Our colleague and good friend Steve Schneider, the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford, died on July 19, 2010, while traveling from a meeting in Stockholm to London. Steve was not only a man of formidable intellectual depth and breadth, but also a committed and compassionate advisor, mentor, teacher and friend. While at Stanford, where he joined the faculty in Biology in 1992, he continued his life's work of educating the world about the dangers of anthropogenically induced changes to our global climate and promoting alternative and sustainable ways of providing clean energy for the world's citizens. Steve was never one to walk away from a challenge, be it hostile and provocative opponents to his viewpoints, or the mantle cell lymphoma that he took head-on and beat handsomely.

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