George Woodwell

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Overview

  • Ecologist
  • Founder of the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the World Resources Institute 

Ecologist George Woodwell is a founder of the the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Woods Hole Research Center, and the World Resources Institute. He was formerly a senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, board chairman of the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, and president of the Ecological Society of America. In an August 11, 2004 Boston Globe article, Woodwell wrote, “While we are all preoccupied with an unnecessary war [in Iraq] costing billions of dollars and eating up time that might far better be spent on the alleviation of poverty and disease, global climatic disruption gains momentum and moves toward irreversible climatic chaos.”

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