Michael Stephenson

Michael Stephenson

Mike Stephenson is an expert on Energy and Climate Change and has a unique mixture of modern climate/energy science and policy experience in ‘deep time’ climate change, and coal/petroleum geology. He has published two books on related subjects and over 80 peer-reviewed papers. His recently published book Shale gas and fracking: the science behind the controversy (Elsevier) won an ‘honourable mention’ at the Association of American Publishers PROSE awards in Washington DC on 4th February 2016. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier Journal Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. In addition, as Chief Scientist of the British Geological Survey Mike Stephenson has represented UK science interests in energy, as well as providing extensive advice to the UK Government. For example, in October 2013 he was shale gas and carbon capture and storage (CCS) advisor to Sir Mark Walport, Chief UK Government Scientific Advisor, on a fact-finding mission to Texas and Alberta. He gave verbal evidence to the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs inquiry into shale gas on 15 Oct 2013.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Science and Technology, British Geological SDirector of Science and Technology, British Geological Survey, UK urvey, UK