Science Panel of the Amazon
Carlos graduated in electronic engineering (1974) at the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and has a doctorate in meteorology (1983) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States . His research areas cover geosciences and environmental sciences with an emphasis on meteorology, climatology, modeling, climate change, natural disasters and earth system science. He has worked mainly on the themes such as atmospheric sciences, climate, meteorology, and the Amazon and climate change. Carlos is considered worldwide as one of the best known Brazilian scientists and has been an outstanding mediator between science and the public, warning mainly against the dangers of global warming.