OSU Professor Named to New Federal National Climate Assessment Committee

rileydunlapAn Oklahoma State University professor has been named to serve on a new federal committee for climate change assessment.

Regents Professor of Sociology and Dresser Professor Riley Dunlap is one of 15 appointees recently named by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the new Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. He is considered the only representative of the social sciences on the committee.

The committee will advise NOAA on sustained climate assessment activities and products, including engagement of stakeholders. NOAA will ensure the committee’s advice is provided to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for use by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, a confederation of the research arms of 13 federal departments and agencies that carry out research and develop and maintain capabilities to support the nation’s understanding and response to global change.

Last year, Dunlap was honored by the American Sociological Association for his work in chairing the group’s task force on sociology and global climate change.

Others named to the committee represent the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the University of California, Columbia University, Microsoft Research, the office of New York City Mayor, the University of Hawaii, the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Seattle Public Utilities.


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