Adam Aron is a climate activist and professor of psychology at the University of California, San Diego.
Adam’s research and teaching focus on the social science of collective action on the climate crisis. His climate activism has been through the Green New Deal at UC San Diego where he has worked on several campaigns such as ElectrifyUC and has also produced the documentary Coming Clean.
Before switching to the climate crisis, Adam had a successful career in cognitive neuroscience; his publications have been cited over 25,000 times.
Adam attended high school at Waterford Kamhlaba, United World College of Southern Africa in eSwatini, earned a BSc (hons) from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA.
He has written about his reasons for shifting from neuroscience to the climate crisis.