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By February 23, 2021 Read More →

Morgan to lead The Future of Electric Power in the US: Report Release Webinar

CEDM Center Principal Investigator Granger Morgan will take part in the Virtual Release Event for The Future of Electric Power in the United States on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 3-4pm ET.

The Future of Electric Power in the United States, officially launching on February 25th, presents an extensive …

By February 4, 2021 Read More →

2 March — Climate policy in four dimensions: what role for solar geoengineering?

Date: 2 March 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. David Keith
Topic: Climate policy in four dimensions: what role for solar geoengineering?

Abstract:  I will first provide a high-level structure discussing how solar geoengineering fits alongside emissions cuts, carbon removal, and adaptation. I will include quantitative results …

By February 4, 2021 Read More →

23 February — Sea level rise from melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica: causes, impacts and solutions

Date: 23 February 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Eric Rignot
Topic: Sea level rise from melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica: causes, impacts and solutions

Abstract:  The ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting away, fast, sooner than anticipated, from climate change caused by human …

By February 4, 2021 Read More →

16 February — Designing and using qualitative scenarios to address climate change and other complex problems in science, technology and public policy

Date: 16 February 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Schweizer
Topic: Designing and using qualitative scenarios to address climate change and other complex problems in science, technology and public policy.

Abstract:  Scenarios are a particular approach for exploring possible futures to inform near-term decisions. For the …

By January 21, 2021 Read More →

Biden Administration wastes no time, rejoins Paris climate agreement

The newly inaugurated President Joseph R. Biden Jr. made his priorities clear by recommitting the United States of America to the Paris climate agreement on his first day in office. In addition to recommitting the US to the agreement, Biden also ordered federal agencies to start reviewing and reinstating more …

By January 6, 2021 Read More →

Workshop on Evaluating Strategies to Restore U.S. Leadership in the International Nuclear Market and Control Regimes

The Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM), in conjunction with the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University organized a small invitational workshop on “Evaluating Strategies to Restore U.S. Leadership in the International Nuclear Market and Control Regimes.” The workshop, took place on September 26-27th …

By November 13, 2020 Read More →

27 October — How effective is carbon dioxide removal at reversing global warming?

Date: 27 October 2020
Time: 12:00pm
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld
Topic: How effective is carbon dioxide removal at reversing global warming?

Abstract:  The majority of emission scenarios that limit warming to 2°C, and nearly all emission scenarios that do not exceed 1.5°C warming by the year 2100 …

By October 19, 2020 Read More →

19 October — Wildland fire emissions and smoke: Development of spatial tools and products for carbon cycle and climate research and applications

Date: 19 October 2020
Time: 12:00pm
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Nancy French
Topic: Wildland fire emissions and smoke: Development of spatial tools and products for carbon cycle and climate research and applications

Abstract:  This seminar presentation will review research of Dr. French’s and her team to develop tools and …

By September 16, 2020 Read More →

CMU Examines Sustainability Across All University Activity

When Carnegie Mellon University established the Sustainability Initiative in September 2019, they did so with the explicit recognition that at its core, sustainability, even when focused on our environment, is about equity and inclusion.

As part of that initiative, CMU made six commitments, which included conducting the world’s first Voluntary

By March 31, 2020 Read More →

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 …