Jonathan Hoekstra

Jonathan Hoekstra is one of The Nature Conservancy's senior scientists, providing global science leadership on diverse issues including restoration of the Gulf of Mexico, climate change, ecosystem services, energy, and agriculture. Jon is lead author of the Atlas of Global Conservation, the most comprehensive and detailed assessment of current trends in the natural world. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, and a Ph.D in Zoology from the University of Washington.

Jonathan's Posts

Feeling The Heat: Why Even 2 Degrees C Matters

February 25th, 2009

In his book Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, Mark Lynas paints a cataclysmic picture of what might happen if runaway climate change increases the average global temperature by 6 degrees Centigrade: Super hurricanes would cause catastrophic flooding. Explosive gases would bubble up from deep in the oceans and erupt in massive fireballs. […] More

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