“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.
CSWCR Director David Titley comments in this Politico article about the GOP’s amendment to the funding bill in response to the climate directive released by the Department of the Defense this past year.
ThinkProgress profiles CSWCR Director David Titley and the capstone course he teaches in Weather Risk Management. Weather and climate can both affect many sectors in the business world from retail to energy and insurance.
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.
Dr. David Titley with director Jared Scott and executive producer Sophie Robinson
Promo materials from the documentary’s Kickstarter campaign
David Titley appeared on the podcast “Information Warfare Community Self Synchronization Live” to discuss the implications of climate change on national security and the military.
Senior Meteorology students in the Weather Risk option try their hand at weather-based futures trading with industry analysts in the capstone course METEO 460: Weather Risk and Financial Markets. CSWCR Director David Titley is teaching the course starting in Spring 2016.
David Titley was on The Weather Channel’s “Wx Geeks” show with Dr. Marshall Shepherd to talk about the recent National Academy of Sciences report on extreme weather attribution to climate change.
Meteorology students Brian Mastro and Julia Fike discuss the history of weather forecasting in this feature for “Up in the Air.” CSWCR director David Titley is interviewed as part of this feature.
CSWCR director David Titley headed up a National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee that looked into connections between extreme weather events and climate change. The committee concluded that the intensity and frequency of some extreme weather events has been influenced by anthropogenic climate change.
Read Penn State press release.
Read the report.
Article from Forbes by Dr. Marshall Shepherd
Story from PRI’s “Living on Earth”
Climate Law Blog from Columbia Law School.
Blog post from the Union of Concerned Scientists
Article from Time Magazine.
Article from Scientific American
Article from The Washington Post
Article from the Christian Science Monitor
Dr. Stephen Feldstein, professor and senior scientist in Meteorology, and Dr. Nat Johnson, Penn State Meteorology alumnus, have created a 3 to 4 week experimental weather prediction system to help NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center improve their mid-range forecasts. Dr. David Titley comments.