Bruce A. Stein
Chief scientist, National Wildlife Federation
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Dr. Stein is a biologist with expertise in biodiversity conservation and climate change. He has been a global leader in the emerging field of climate adaptation, advising numerous U.S. federal agencies and international organizations on the practice of “climate-smart conservation.” Among his publications is the award-winning book Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States.
Our Biodiversity Crisis
Last summer, 60 experts who co-authored a study published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment said that for the long-term habitation of the planet, biodiversity loss was equally as critical than the challenge of climate change. America’s wildlife is in crisis - one we can reverse, though, if we look to solutions within reach rather than those that are far off.
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The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.