Peter H Gleick

Peter H. Gleick is the 2018 recipient of the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization.

Peter H. Gleick is president emeritus and co-founder of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California. The Pacific Institute, created in 1987, is a nonprofit research institution dedicated to creating and advancing solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges.

Gleick holds a bachelors degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University, and an MS and PhD in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley. Among his more than thirty honors and awards are membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (the so-called “Genius” award).

Gleick has coauthored or edited 11 books, more than 70 journal articles, and more than 80 peer-reviewed reports, book chapters, and proceedings. A strong public communicator, Gleick gives dozens of public lectures annually; writes op-eds and popular essays on climate, water, and environmental issues for major newspapers, social media outlets, and blogs; and is popular on Twitter for his science and policy commentary. Gleick is regularly called upon by state and federal government agencies for advice on climate change and water resources.