Benjamin Strauss *07

CEO and Chief Scientist, Climate Central Inc.

Strauss is CEO and chief scientist at Climate Central, an independent non-profit organization of scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about climate change and its impact. Strauss is an expert on sea-level rise and architect of the Surging Seas suite of maps, tools and visualizations that provide neighborhood-scale estimations of sea-level rise and flooding. Strauss has testified before the U.S. Senate and presented to federal, state and local elected officials. He has appeared widely in national media as a climate expert. Strauss received his doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton.