Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"We must reduce emissions by several percent per year and quickly transition away from fossil fuels...
It is not a question of whether we can make the necessary changes. Much of the technology already exists, and we have significant practical experience to draw upon. For example, California uses nearly 50 percent less electricity per capita as the U.S. average, has one of the most aggressive renewable energy standards in the country, and has set an economy-wide limit on its global warming pollution."
Cowritten with Daniel Kammen, "The Gathering Storm," blogs.berkely.edu, Sep. 19, 2014
Experts Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Distinguished Professor, Meteorology, joint appointment to Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 2009-present
Guest Editor, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2009-present
Director, Earth System Science Center (ESSC), Pennsylvania State University, 2005-present
Member, editorial advisory board, The Holocene, 2005-present
Member, American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, European Geophysical Society, Geological Society of America, American Physical Society, and American Association for the Advancement of Science
Reviewer, Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Geology, Climatic Change, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Climate, JGR-Oceans, JGR-Atmospheres, Paleoceanography, Climate Dynamics, Eos, International Journal of Climatology, and Water Resources Research
Associate Professor, Department of Meteorology and the Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 2005-2009
Named one of 50 leading visionaries in science and technology, Scientific American, 2002
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences, 1999-2005
Research Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Department of Geosciences, 1998-1999
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Department of Geosciences, 1997-1998
Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Fellow (DOE), 1996-1998
PhD, Geology & Geophysics, Yale University, 1998
MPhil, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University, 1993
MPhil, Department of Physics, Yale University, 1991
MS, Department of Physics, Yale University, 1991
AB, Applied Mathematics and Physics, University of California at Berkeley, 1989