Title: Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and The High Meadows Environmental Institute
Position: Michael Oppenheimer is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, the Department of Geosciences, and the The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) at Princeton University. He is the Director of the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE) 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