Tribute to Rising Voices co-founder Bob Gough

"We need to appreciate the experience and knowledge that has been transferred from generation to generation to generation in Native American communities." - Bob Gough

Montage of Bob Gough photos

C. Elevitch, NCAR, and Honor the Earth

In September 2017, one of the co-founders and constant sources of inspiration for the Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions program, a sister effort to the Engineering for Climate Extremes Partnership, moved on. Bob Gough was integrally involved in Rising Voices from the beginning in 2011, and a frequent participant in ECEP activities. A lawyer by training, Bob was a leader in the development and advancement of Indigenous peoples’ rights, especially in the context of weather extremes and climate change.

He worked hard to promote and actualize development of renewable energy and energy-efficient housing on tribal lands. He met national and tribal leaders around the world and it is rare to work with anyone with as extended a network as Bob had. His work will continue through his network, and his cutting humor, quick intelligence, and deep compassion will be extremely missed by many.

The sixth Rising Voices meeting, that took place 11-13 April 2018 in Duluth, MN honored Bob and his passionate work for change.

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