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Patrick T. Brown is a Ph.D. climate scientist. He is the co-director of the Climate and Energy Group at The Breakthrough Institute and is an adjunct faculty member (lecturer) of the Energy Policy and Climate Program at Johns Hopkins University.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, a Master’s degree from the department he is now a faculty member in (Meteorology & Climate Science at San Jose State University) and a Ph.D. from Duke University in Earth and Ocean Sciences.

He has also conducted research at the Carnegie Institution at Stanford University, NASA JPL at Caltech, NASA Langley in Virginia, NASA Goddard in Washington DC, and NOAA’s GFDL at Princeton University.

He has published peer-reviewed papers in Nature, PNAS, and Nature Climate Change, as well as many other journals and his research has been highlighted on CNN, in The Washington Post, Newsweek, BBC Radio, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, and The Guardian among other places.

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