David Titley

David Titley

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David Titley is a senior scientist in the Department of Meteorology at Penn State. He is also the founding director of Penn State’s Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk. Titley served as a naval officer for thirty-two years, rising to the rank of rear admiral; his career included duties as oceanographer and navigator of the navy. In 2009, he initiated and led the US Navy Task Force on Climate Change. Titley holds a bachelor of science in meteorology from Penn State. From the Naval Postgraduate School, he earned an MS in meteorology and physical oceanography and a PhD in meteorology. He was elected a fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2009.

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In the News

Ensure Sovereignty, Access, Security In Arctic

by David Titleyvia Defense News
Monday, May 18, 2015

Last week, the US became chair of the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum for the eight Arctic nations and observer nations as distant from the Arctic as India and Singapore. Most Americans think of Alaska when they think about the Arctic but do not fully appreciate how important the Arctic is to our nation's future. For many decades, the Arctic was primarily a frozen haven for indigenous peoples, polar bears, seals and submarines. But as the Arctic warms at a rate twice that of the rest of the planet, it is becoming more and more accessible to human activity — and that will affect the world's geopolitics and its climate. A region where most assets had been frozen is rapidly become a dash for resources, access and influence.

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Analysis and Commentary

Time for Real Leadership on Climate Change, Energy, National Security

by Commander David Slayton, David Titleyvia FoxNews.com
Monday, March 31, 2014

The parallels between the political decisions regarding climate change we have made and the decisions that led Europe to World War One are striking – and sobering.