David Titley, professor of international affairs and of practice in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State, will discuss the role the military could play in combating climate change during the TED 2017 conference. Titley will join seven other speakers from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. April 26 for Session 6: Planet, Protection, hosted by Chris Anderson, the owner of TED, a nonprofit organization that provides idea-based talks.
Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to learn more about climate change, as the Penn State Greater Allegheny campus welcomes doctoral candidate Nathan Geiger on Monday, March 20.
In one of the most comprehensive studies on trends in local severe weather patterns to date, an international team of researchers found that the frequency of hail storms, thunderstorms and high wind events has decreased by nearly 50 percent on average throughout China since 1960.
A novel air quality model will help air quality forecasters predict surface ozone levels up to 48-hours in advance and with fewer resources, according to a team of meteorologists.
Chris Forest, associate professor of climate dynamics at Penn State, was co-author of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report recommending new methods for estimating the social cost of carbon emissions worldwide. According to the report, new practices would strengthen the scientific basis, provide greater transparency, and improve characterization of uncertainties over the current estimates.
Renowned climate change experts and Penn State professors Richard Alley and Michael Mann will discuss the effects of human-caused climate change and take viewers' questions during the next episode of WPSU Penn State's "Conversations LIVE" at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26.
A Penn State professor is researching the trickle-down effects that melting tropical glaciers have on food security and biodiversity, and what regional communities, like Cusco and Huaraz in Peru, can do about it.
It's a long way between central Pennsylvania and Greenland — at least 2,000 miles — but Laura Radville came to Penn State so she could study climate change in the "Iceberg capital of the world."
Climate change is causing glaciers to shrink, temperatures to rise, and shifts in human migration in parts of the world, according to a Penn State researcher.
Author Seamus McGraw will give a public talk at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Pattee Library's Foster Auditorium on Penn State’s University Park campus. McGraw is a freelance writer and acclaimed author whose work examines the lives of everyday people dealing with the impacts of big energy and climate change.
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant for $3.6 million over five years will support formation of MARISA (Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments), a consortium of NOAA, The RAND Corporation, Penn State, Johns Hopkins University and Cornell University.
Two Teaching International events, a poetry workshop and a lecture, will focus on the theme of climate change.
Deep in the temperate rainforest of southeast Alaska, 12 undergraduates from Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Science, along with faculty, navigated boot-sucking muskegs to collect methane and peat samples that will provide carbon storage and emission information about wetlands in landscapes with retreating glaciers. The students were on the front lines researching climate change this summer as part of the college’s 2016 Center for Advanced Undergraduate Studies course.
Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Teaching International program will welcome Joylette Portlock on Oct. 3. Portlock will discuss, "Climate Connections: Education, Empowerment, Humor, and Hope." Portlock is the president of Communitopia, a nonprofit based in Pittsburgh that focuses on climate change communication.
Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences and associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State, has received the 2016 Climate Communications Prize from the American Geophysical Union. The award honors scientists who have made a significant contribution in promoting scientific literacy and fostering understanding of science-based values.