Joel B. Smith
Principal, Stratus Consulting Inc.
Joel B. Smith was a coordinating lead author for the synthesis chapter on climate change impacts for the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a lead author for the U.S. National Assessment on climate change impacts, technical coordinator on vulnerability and adaptation for the U.S. Country Studies Program, and is coordinator of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change series on environment. He has provided technical advice, guidance, and training on assessing climate change impacts and adaptation to people around the world and for clients such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the State of California. Mr. Smith worked for the U.S. EPA from 1984 to 1992, where he was the deputy director of Climate Change Division. He is a coeditor of EPA’s Report to Congress: The Potential Effects of Global Climate Change on the United States, published in 1989; As Climate Changes: International Impacts and Implications, published by Cambridge University Press in 1995; Adaptation to Climate Change: Assessments and Issues, published by Springer-Verlag in 1996; and Climate Change, Adaptive Capacity, and Development, published in 2003 by Imperial College Press. He joined Hagler Bailly in 1992 and Stratus Consulting in 1998. He has published more than 20 articles and chapters on climate change impacts and adaptation in peer-reviewed journals and books besides working on climate change issues at EPA