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Dr Andrew Pershing leads Climate Central’s climate science activity. His role includes bridging primary research and media analysis to amplify critical work on climate change and climate impacts and make it accessible to audiences around the world. As the Director of Attribution Science and Climate Fingerprinting, he is developing tools like the Climate Shift Index to quantify how climate change has increased the likelihood or severity of conditions in the atmosphere and ocean.

He previously served as chief scientific officer for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, where he headed the Climate Change Ecology Lab. He was the lead author for the Oceans and Marine Resources chapter of the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment. He was also a member of the University of Maine faculty, as associate professor of oceanography in the School of Marine Sciences.


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