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Michael Oppenheimer

  • Geosciences
  • Princeton Environmental Institute
  • Woodrow Wilson School
Position: PEI Faculty/Associated Faculty
Title(s): Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.
  • Carbon Mitigation
  • Climate Science and Modeling
  • Environmental - Policy
  • Grand Challenges
  • Grand Challenges - Climate & Energy
  • Grand Challenges - Development
Office: 448 Robertson Hall
Phone: 609-258-2338
Michael Oppenheimer

Research Interests

Science and policy of the atmosphere; climate change and impacts; role of nongovenmental organizations in policy arena; role of scientific learning and assessment in decisions on problems on global change; precautionary frameworks.

PEI Research/Program Affiliations

  • Director, PEI-STEP Program
  • PEI Executive Committee
  • ENV Executive Committee
  • Grand Challenges Faculty
  • Executive Committee, Cooperative Institute for Climate Science


  • ENV 204A/B, GEO 104A/B (ST): Global Warming: Causes, Consequences, Policy Responses
  • GEO/ENV 339, WWS 335: Climate Change: Scientific Basis, Policy Implications
  • WWS 586D: Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy: Global Environmental Governance

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