Dr Peter Kalmus

​Climate Scientist and Author ​

Dr Peter Kalmus is an Associate Project Scientist at the University of California Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science & Engineering. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles in physics and earth science. In addition to his scientific work, he is the author of the award-winning book Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution. He is also the founder of the website noflyclimatesci.org and co-founder of the app “Earth Hero: Climate Change.”

Dr Kalmus received his Bachelor of Science in physics in 1997 from Harvard University and his PhD in physics in 2008 from Columbia University. His PhD work involved searching for gravitational waves as a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LIGO is the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory; the collaboration brings together international physics institutes and research groups dedicated to the search for gravitational waves). Dr Kalmus’ research centers on cloud physics, with the goal of improving projections of how these phenomena will change as the planet heats. 

Dr Kalmus has received multiple awards for his work in earth science. He is also a recipient of the inaugural Transition US Walking the Talk award.  He is a 2018 “Grist 50” fellow and was one of the 10 fellows classified as “Visionaries.”