Director of the Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Rutgers University
Hosts Katherine Gorman and James Lawler interview Dr. Bob Kopp of Rutgers University about sea level rise and how we estimate the costs of climate damages. Dr. Kopp is one of the foremost experts in climate science, and has held positions both in the Department of Energy and in academia. Our conversation spans two of Dr. Kopp’s areas of focus: sea level rise and the social cost of carbon.
Dr. Kopp is a climate scientist and climate policy scholar at Rutgers University where he serves as director of the Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.
He has published over 100 articles on climate science, and is a lead author in the upcoming 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report. He has also served in the U.S. Department of Energy where he helped introduce the social cost of carbon into governmental decision-making and played a key role in the Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Initiative.
Katherine Gorman is a podcast host for Climate Now. She has worked for terrestrial public radio stations across the US, and is also co-host of the podcast “The Talking Machines”. She is excited to democratize the climate conversation and to learn and share knowledge from experts in the field.
James Lawler is the founder of Climate Now. James started Climate Now as a way to learn about climate change and our energy system. Climate Now’s mission is to distill and communicate the science of our changing climate, the technologies that could help us avoid a climate crisis, and the economic and policy pathways to achieve net zero emissions globally. James is also the founder of Osmosis Films, a creative studio.