Princeton experts take to mass media to discuss climate impact and solutions

Written by
Liz Fuller-Wright
Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
Aug. 27, 2021

As human-induced climate change sends temperatures across the globe soaring and wildfires rage out-of-control, more than a dozen Princeton University faculty and researchers are speaking to the moment, sharing their expertise and research on the impacts of climate change across news platforms and social media.

These experts, from a broad array of fields such as engineering, geoscience, architecture and environmental justice, are focused on finding solutions to many of our environmental problems. 

Some of the highlights include:

  • Jesse Jenkins, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, discusses transitioning to a zero-carbon environmental policy in the video “Is it too late to turn back the clock on climate change?” for Princeton’s Forward Thinkers series.
  • Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton’s Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, a professor in the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), and the director of Princeton’s Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, discusses the newest climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with the PBS News Hour.
  • Anu Ramaswami, the Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and HMEI, focuses on how social inequity is part of the climate crisis for ABC Action News and how to make cities more livable in an in-depth conversation with New Scientist.