The Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences announced today that Kerry Emanuel, professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was appointed to the organization’s governing Board of Trustees.
“Kerry is a world-renowned leader in the science of climate change,” said Manomet President John Hagan. “We are excited to have his expertise on our Board of Trustees as our program staff develops adaptation strategies.”
In 2011, Emanuel’s paper Global Warming Effects on U.S. Hurricane Damage was published in the American Meteorological Society’s journal Weather Climate and Society. Emanuel is particularly well known for publishing a paper in 2005 – several weeks before Hurricane Katrina – that suggested climate change could increase hurricane intensity.
“I am excited to be joining the board of Manomet and hope to be able to contribute to their important work on climate change impacts,” Emanuel said.
Last month, the center published the Manomet Climate Change Adaptation Project, which included climate change adaptation plans for 11 landowner and landscape scale sites in Maine and Massachusetts as well as overarching adaptation strategies.
The organization is also launching the Climate Smart Land Registry, which will help landowners and land managers make their property more resilient to global warming impacts.
For more than 40 years, the Manomet Center has used science and partnerships to build a more sustainable world. The Center is a non-profit research organization headquartered in Massachusetts with scientists working across North and South America.