Michael Oppenheimer

Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute
Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment
Climate Science
Phone: 
609-258-2338
Email Address: 
omichael@Princeton.EDU
Assistant: 
Office Location: 
3C13 Green Hall

Title: Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute

Position: Michael Oppenheimer is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School, the Department of Geosciences, and the Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University. He is the Director of the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE) at the Woodrow Wilson School and Faculty Associate of the Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

Area(s): Climate Science

Research Summary: His interests include science and policy of the atmosphere, particularly climate change, the risks and impacts climate change entails, and adaptation and other human responses. His research aims to understand the potential for “dangerous” outcomes of increasing levels of greenhouse gases by exploring the effects of global warming on the ice sheets and sea level, on the risk from coastal storms, and on patterns of human migration. He also studies the process of scientific learning and scientific assessments and their role in understanding problems of global change. MORE INFO