EarthTalks seminar to focus on improving science of climate risk management

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Climate change increases hazards, such as rising sea levels and intensifying storms. Designing a strategy to manage these risks hinges on understanding the risks and how strategies navigate tradeoffs. Klaus Keller, professor of geosciences, will discuss at the next EarthTalks how engaging with stakeholders and decision-makers can help scientists identify mission-oriented basic science questions, and how scientists can help to improve decisions.

The seminar will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 6, and broadcast through Zoom at The talk is free and open to the public.

Keller’s presentation is part of the spring 2020 EarthTalks series, "Societal Problems, EESI Science towards Solutions." The series features scientists from Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) and explores the human impacts on the global environment and how to apply this knowledge to decision-making. The series runs every Monday through April 20. 

The spring 2020 EarthTalks series is supported by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the seminars scheduled for April 13 and 27 have been canceled.

Last Updated April 08, 2020