David Weiskopf


I work at the intersection of law, climate, and technical policy to develop positive approaches to a carbon-free electrical system in America. Having grown up in the Midwest, I’ve witnessed first-hand the effects climate change – I could only live through so many “100-year” floods and record-breaking heat waves before the urgency of our climate crisis becomes clear. There are a lot of ways a person can do their part in the fight for a livable and prosperous climate, but for me, it meant earning a JD and an MS in Environmental Science from Stanford University (to complement my MA in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America and BA from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico) so that I could bring an interdisciplinary perspective to my advocacy on the most pressing problem of our day.

Fun Fact: When I’m not buried in a legal document or spreadsheet, you can usually find me searching for starfish and sea urchins in the tide pools on California’s Slow Coast.

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July 09, 2015 Categories: Clean Energy Climate Change

To Keep it in the Ground, Keep it off the Boats

by David Weiskopf

This post was co-authored by David Weiskopf and Michelle Levinson In a recent post, we explained how coal’s…