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Global climate models developed by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predict glacial retreat, rises in sea level, and other impacts on human and natural activity, from agriculture to migratory patterns. RAND researchers have studied and are continuing to examine the effects of climate change, particularly how governments and businesses respond to both observed changes and projected scenarios.

  • Floating ice and iceberg in Antarctic Peninsula

    Commentary

    When It Comes to Climate, Look for Vulnerabilities in Policy, Not Science

    Aug 4, 2017

    Federal policymakers have picked up on the concept of red teaming — actively seeking out one's own vulnerabilities. While red teaming may not make sense for climate science, it does offer great benefits when weighing climate policy options.

  • Aerial view of Miami, Florida

    Report

    Adapting to a Changing Climate in Southeast Florida

    Jun 6, 2018

    Florida's Miami-Dade and Broward counties are vulnerable to flooding and intrusion of saltwater into drinking water. These risks are driven by sea level rise, changes in precipitation, and urban development. How can the region adapt?

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  • Journal Article

    Reply to Some Comments by Malville Concerning the Midnight Auroral Maximum

    Movement of geomagneticall trapped radiation toward lower latitudes on the night side of the earth.

    Jan 1, 1961

  • Journal Article

    Solar-stream Distortion of the Geomagnetic Field and Polar Electrojets

    Solar stream distortion of the geomagnetic field, polar auroras, electrojets.

    Jan 1, 1961

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    Katherine Anania

    Technical Analyst
    Education M.E.S.M. in environmental science and management, UC Santa Barbara; M.A. in economics, UC Santa Barbara; B.S. in environmental studies, Emory University

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    Jalal Awan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in green technologies, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

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    Gulrez Shah Azhar

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.D. in community medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, India; M.P.H. in advanced epidemiology and biostatistics, Universities of Sheffield and Copenhagen and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique; M.B.B.S. in medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, India

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    Nicholas Burger

    Director, Washington Office; Senior Economist; Associate Director, RAND Labor and Population; Director, Center for Research and Policy in International Development (RAPID); Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Santa Barbara; B.A. in economics and philosophy, University of Southern California

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    Ramya Chari

    Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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    Joseph C. Chang

    Senior Physical Scientist
    Education PhD in computational science and informatics, George Mason University; MS in meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; BS in atmospheric science, National Taiwan University

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    Noreen Clancy

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.S. in environmental science and policy, The Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in criminology and law, University of Florida

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    Hardika Dayalani

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A., University of Pennsylvania; B.Tech. (Hons) in ocean engineering and naval architecture, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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    Shira Efron

    Policy Researcher, RAND; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in international affairs/business, New York University; B.Sc. in biology, Tel Aviv University

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    Melissa L. Finucane

    Senior Social and Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in psychology, University of Western Australia

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    Jordan R. Fischbach

    Codirector, RAND Water and Climate Resilience Center; Senior Policy Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.Phil in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.A. in history, Columbia University

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    Jon Freeman

    Research Group Director, Innovation, Health and Science, RAND Europe
    Education D.Phil. in chemistry, University of York, UK; B.Sc.(Hons.) in chemistry, University of York, UK

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    Max Griswold

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in economics, University of Texas at Austin; B.S. in economics, philosophy, math, Ohio State University

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    David G. Groves

    Director, RAND Center for Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Codirector, RAND Water and Climate Resilience Center; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in atmospheric sciences, University of Washington; M.S. in earth systems, Stanford University; B.S. in geological and environmental sciences, Stanford University

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    Timothy R. Gulden

    Policy Researcher
    Education PhD in public policy, University of Maryland; BA in liberal arts, Sarah Lawrence College

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    Kurt Klein

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P., University of California, Los Angeles; B.S. in physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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    Weilong Kong

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public administration, University of Southern California; B.Ec. in finance, Renmin University of China

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    Jonathan Lamb

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.Sc. in visualization, Minneapolis College of Art and Design