The Paris Agreement signaled a global ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit warming to 2°C by 2100, and attempt to limit it to 1.5°C... read more
Managing the risks of anthropogenic climate change poses significant challenges at the nexus of natural and social sciences, ethics, engineering, and mathematics. Penn State has the critical mass to become a world leader in this area. Realizing this potential, however, requires integrated assessment of system interactions leading to societal change. This will in turn require investments in mission-oriented basic research across the involved disciplines.
Major initiatives within this theme include, but are not limited to:
- Climate variability and change.
- Ecosystem productivity and biodiversity; stressors and resilience.
- Food and water security.
- Polar science.