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Michael Oppenheimer

Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs


Michael is the director of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at the Woodrow Wilson School and faculty associate of the Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program, Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. His interests include science and policy of the atmosphere, particularly climate change and its impacts. Much of his research aims to understand the potential for “dangerous” outcomes of increasing levels of greenhouse gases by exploring the effects of global warming on ecosystems such as coral reefs, on the ice sheets and sea level, and on patterns of human migration. He also studies the process of scientific learning and scientific assessments and their role in problems of global change.

Michael is the author of over 100 articles published in professional journals and is co-author (with Robert H. Boyle) of a 1990 book, Dead Heat: The Race Against The Greenhouse Effect.

Michael can be reached at omichael@princeton.edu, 448 Robertson Hall, 609-248-1971.