Climate Change

Penn State faculty are actively publishing research on a wide range of possible implications like the continued burning of fossil fuels and extreme summer weather, droughts that threaten crops, warmer winter temperatures, and the threat to various animal and fish populations. Our experts frequently serve as sources for major media and are readily available during active, current events.

The effects of human-caused climate change are rippling around the world. Penn State experts are at the forefront of the science behind the effects and possible solutions.

  • Penn State brings together scholars to catalyze transformative, integrated research on climate change, mitigation, adaptation, and decision-making that transcends disciplinary boundaries and advances real-world climate risk management.
  • Michael Mann and Richard Alley participated in the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, which was aco-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Michael Mann

Michael Mann

Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science,
Director of the Earth System Science Center

Expertise:

  • Earth Science

Focus Areas:

Contact Michael Mann with questions about: The scientific understanding of historic climate change based on the temperature record of the past thousand years, man-made activity that has changed our climate and extreme weather

Richard Alley

Richard Alley

Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences

Expertise

  • Earth Science

Focus Areas:

Contact Richard Alley with questions about: Glaciology, ice and climate, sea level change and abrupt climate change

Iliana Baums

Iliana Baums

Associate Professor of Biology

Expertise:

  • Earth Science

Focus Areas:

Contact Iliana Baums with questions about: Climate change and global warming, coral reef and coral bleaching, marine biology, evolutionary biology and conservation

Jenni Evans

Jenni Evans

Professor of Meteorology,
Director for the Institute for CyberScience

Expertise

  • Earth Science

Focus Areas:

Contact Jenni Evans with questions about: The impacts of climate change on tropical cyclones, statistical methodologies for forecasts of tropical cyclones, the relationships between organized convection and tropical cyclone intensity with sea surface temperature, and the implications of these relationships in a warming climate

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