Author Archive: Lucas Valone

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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 …

By March 31, 2020 Read More →

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? …

By March 31, 2020 Read More →

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 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.…