Authors and Contributors

Frances Beinecke - Essayist

Frances Beinecke

Frances Beinecke is president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the nation's most influential environmental action groups, which uses law, science, and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Beinecke has been with the NRDC for more than thirty years, serving as executive director from 1998 through 2005. She received her bachelor's degree from Yale College and a master's degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Beinecke co-chairs the Leadership Council of the School of Forestry, serves on the advisory board of Yale's Institute for Biospheric Studies and the board of the World Resources Institute, and is a member of the steering committee of the Energy Future Coalition.

Frances Beinecke contributed "A Climate for Change: Next Steps in Solving Global Warming" to The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World (Braided River, 2008).