SCRiM and WPSU co-produce PBS documentary 'Managing Risk in a Changing Climate'

19 April 2017

The PBS documentary, “Managing Risk in a Changing Climate”, takes viewers to coastal Louisiana, where threats associated with climate change leave communities like New Orleans facing tough choices under deep uncertainty. The film was produced by WPSU under the guidance and support of the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM). ‹‹read more››

Understanding How Geoengineering Can Offset Climate Change

3 April 2017

The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) was formed to better understand climate intervention through simulations conducted by multiple climate models. GeoMIP held its sixth annual meeting at the University of Oslo in June 2016. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Norwegian project Exploring the Potential and Side Effects of Climate Engineering (EXPECT), which seeks to understand the implications of climate intervention and to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration among scientists in the natural and social sciences. ‹‹read more››

Summer School alum examines links between housing, income and hazard risk

13 February 2017

Travis Young’s research could create better opportunities for low-income populations susceptible to flooding and natural disasters. Young decided to pursue his doctorate in geography to home in on the origin of these issues. As a recipient of a highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowship, Young hopes to make a positive influence on low-income communities in the Houston-Galveston region through his research. ‹‹read more››

Chris Forest co-authors report assessing cost of climate change

2 February 2017

Chris Forest, SCRiM Co-PI, was co-author of a National Academies report asessing new methods for estimating the social cost of carbon. Forest, an expert on the uncertainty and integration aspects of climate modeling, contributed his knowledge on modeling the long-term response in the Earth system to future emissions while also considering computational efficiency of the overall modeling system. ‹‹read more››

SCRiM to take part in new, five-year DOE award

16 January 2017

SCRiM participants – K. Keller, R. Nicholas, M. Webster, M. Haran, C. Forest, P. Reed, and I. Sue Wing – to take part in a $20 million, five-year project with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeking to create a state-of-the-art framework of computational tools that will help to assess the impacts of weather-related variability and change. Dr. Fisher-Vanden, a SCRiM collaborator, will serve as a co-director for this project. ‹‹read more››


Dr. Jorge Urrego-Blanco, Los Alamos National Laboratory

CLIMA Seminar: Studies of ocean and sea ice processes, and uncertainty quantification in numerical models of the Earth climate system

2017-04-27 14:00:00 2017-04-27 15:00:00 America/New_York Dr. Jorge Urrego-Blanco, Los Alamos National Laboratory  117 EES, Penn State University Thursday 27 April 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

 117 EES, Penn State University

5th Annual Summer School for Sustainable Climate Risk Management

2017-07-30 00:00:00 2017-08-04 00:00:00 America/New_York 5th Annual Summer School for Sustainable Climate Risk Management  Penn State University Sunday 30 July - Friday 4 August 2017

 Penn State University