Thursday, in class, I mentioned that I thought it was important for Environmental Economists to have (at least) a decent grasp of the natural and physical science behind much of what we talk about in the social science of environmental economics. So, I thought I would provide you with a list of the people I try to read in order to keep abreast of what the best "scientists" are up to these days.
Dan Schrag at Harvard
Mark Jacobson at Stanford
Dan Kammen at UC
The Energy Group at MIT
Remember, you don't have to read everything and understand everything these folks are working on - but I think its important to try.