World Meteorological Organization data show that weather-related disasters have increased five-fold over the past 50 years, resulting in more than 2 million deaths and $3.64 trillion in damages. Evidence in the most recent International Panel on Climate Change report suggests that increasing global temperatures will continue to make these events more frequent.
- From using big data to establish long-term models to pairing hurricane patterns with sounds, Penn State is using a multidisciplinary approach to tackling the increasing threat of hurricanes.
- Penn State researchers work to better understand extreme weather occurrences in order to better predict, track and establish warning systems for these events.
- Penn State experts can speak to the impact of climate change on wildfires and how their increasing occurrence is impacting ecosystems and landscapes.