Throughout history, humans have responded to climate. Under the direction of faculty members Michael Oppenheimer and David Wilcove, both from the Wilson School’s Program in Science, Technology and Policy, and with the help of visiting student research collaborator Lydie-Line Paroz from ETH Zurich and colleagues from several other institutions, Estes studied South Africa, an area projected to be vulnerable to climate change where wheat and maize are the dominant crops.
Ray Suarez from PBS Newshour talks to Michael Oppenheimer, a professor at Geosciences who is also a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). They discuss the IPCC new scientific assessment that updates the previously-held understanding of the rate and consequences of global warming.
A video of a PEI's notice: "Michael Oppenheimer discussing the Fifth Assessment Report on Global Warming" from the IPCC with the Weather Channel's "Wake Up with Al Roker" show.
Regarding the partial report on climate change due out on Friday, Roger Pielke, an environmental scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Michael Oppenheimer, a Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences, both suggest that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) might better spend its time doing more targeted reports, that take on specific defined issues, and release them more often.