Author Archive: Lucas Valone

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20 April — Eliciting Improved Quantitative Judgements and Uncertainty From Experts For Decision Analysis (The IDEA Protocol)

Date: 20 April 2020
Time: 12:00pm
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Victoria Hemming
Topic: Eliciting Improved Quantitative Judgements and Uncertainty From Experts For Decision Analysis (The IDEA Protocol)

Abstract: In this talk I will discuss the role of experts in decision analysis, and present my research on how to elicit …

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6 April — Publishing with Nature: A Climate Science Perspective

Date: 6 April 2020
Time: 12:00pm
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Michael White
Topic: Publishing with Nature: A Climate Science Perspective

Abstract: The inner workings of high profile journals can be a bit of a mystery. How do they decide what to publish, or even to send out to review? …

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CEDM Annual Meeting 2020 Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not going to hold the face-to-face CEDM Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on May 19-20. We considered doing it via Zoom, but because there are real advantages to being physically together so we can have lots of side conversations we are simply going …

By February 20, 2020 Read More →

Victor Rodriguez talks about climate resilience

Current PhD candidate in the department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, and CEDM affiliate, Victor Rodriguez joined the Big Picture Science podcast to talk about climate resilience. The overarching question of the podcast was, “The climate has changed and will continue to do so… how can …

By January 27, 2020 Read More →

Pittsburgh Records Worst Air Quality in the Country

Source: Bob Donaldson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Home to numerous world-renowned universities and top-notch sports teams, Pittsburgh is now able to call itself home to the worst air quality in the country — at least that was the case on Thursday, January 23rd, when the air quality in some parts …

By January 10, 2020 Read More →

Registration for the CEDM Annual Meeting now open!

Registration for the 2020 CEDM Annual Meeting is now open!

Please contact Granger Morgan, Parth Vaishnav, or Lucas Valone for more information about the meeting and how to register.…

By December 12, 2019 Read More →

ORISE fellowship research opportunity

A postgraduate research opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation (OAR). This research opportunity is with the Climate Protection Partnership Division (CPPD) located in Washington, DC. 

The selected participant will join CPPD’s State and Local Branch (SLB), whose policy experts work cooperatively with state …

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9 December — Induced and Triggered Seismicity: Fundamentals, New Observations and Challenges

Date: 9 December 2019
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room 
Speaker: Dr. William Harbert
Topic: Induced and Triggered Seismicity: Fundamentals, New Observations and Challenges

Abstract: In this presentation, induced and triggered seismicity will be reviewed. Relevant earth system and energy production background material will be reviewed and a …

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14 October — Near miss: The importance of the natural atmospheric CO2 concentration to human historical evolution

Date: 14 October 2019
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room 
Speaker: Dr. David Archer
Topic: Near miss: The importance of the natural atmospheric CO2 concentration to human historical evolution

Abstract: When fossil fuel energy was discovered, the timing and intensity of the resulting climate impacts depended on what the …

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SUCCEED 2019

The Summer Center for Climate, Energy, and Environmental Decision Making (SUCCEED) was held this year on campus on July 8-12 for high school students and on July 15 and 16 for teachers. Supported by the Center for Climate and Environmental Decision Making (CEDM), SUCCEED connects students and teachers with EPP …