Author Archives: Sonya Miller

Ocean science agency chief floats removing ‘climate’ from mission statement, new focus on trade deficit

CSWCR Director comments on a leaked “Vision Setting” document from a NOAA administrator.

“Elections have consequences,” said David Titley, a professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University and the former chief operating officer of NOAA. “This is just another example of where the Trump administration is frankly emphasizing short-term aspects, such as economic growth, and de-emphasizing longer-term challenges, things that will be most apparent after their term, such as impacts on climate, conservation of marine resources.”

Read more here.

Panelists face off on climate change issues

“If you wait for 100 percent certainty, you’ll be 100 percent dead,” said David Titley.

CSWCR Director Dr. David Titley and Penn State Professor Dr. Michael Mann spoke at the University of Charleston (WV) about the reality of climate change.  The panel discussion, which also featured two contrarians, was covered by the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

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Read the Gazette’s accompanying editorial.

Read another editorial.

Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

CSWCR Director RADM Dr. David Titley testified before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation about the US’ role in Maritime Transportation in the Arctic

Watch the hearing here.

Read RADM Titley’s testimony here.

Read coverage from the Washington Examiner here.

Read coverage from Scientific American here.

Read coverage from Arctic Today here.

Science Unrestricted

CSWCR Director Dr. David Titley discussed climate change with students from Alexandria City Public Schools (Virginia) as part of “Science Unrestricted” sponsored by

Dr. Titley with students

Dr. David Titley talks to students at Science Unrestricted

31 scientific societies just told Congress to take their climate denial and shove it

“If this was a discussion about facts, evidence, or even risk management, the debate would have ended years ago. But this is really about ideology, beliefs, money, the role of governments in solving long-term challenges, and, frankly, a failure of imagination on scales rarely seen before,” [CSWCR Director David] Titley said.

Read the full Mashable article here.

The Age of Consequences documentary

A new documentary looks at the impacts of climate change on national security and global stability.  Filmmakers conducted interviews with many experts including CSWCR Director David Titley.  Dr. Titley also appeared at the world premiere of the documentary at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto in May 2016.

Learn more about the film.


Dr. David Titley with director Jared Scott and executive producer Sophie Robinson


Promo materials from the documentary’s Kickstarter campaign