Haroon Kheshgi

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Haroon S. Kheshgi is the Global Climate Change Program Leader at ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Research. Recent activities include participation in the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association’s Climate Change Working Group as its chair, the Engineering Founder Societies’ project on carbon management, the Society of Petroleum Engineering’s committee on carbon capture and storage, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Energy Advisory Board. He has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as lead author, contributing author, and review editor in the IPCC’s last three assessment reports, its Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, and its Special Report on Land Use Change. He was a lead author on the IPCC Third Assessment Report Working Group I Chapter 3. The Carbon Cycle and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide.[1]

He is currently Associate Editor of the journal Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Global Change, and a member of the US Carbon Cycles Science Steering Group and the NRC Climate Research Committee.[2]

In 2005 the Wall Street Journal wrote that Kheshgi and colleagues 'argue in their papers for more research into how the world can live with, rather than avoid, the effects of global warming.'[3]

Kheshgi is quoted as saying "Climate change might pose serious risks, but it might not."[4]

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