Katharine Mach

Earth Systems Science


Katharine Mach is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a faculty scholar at the UM Abess Center, focused on environmental science and policy. Her research assesses climate change risks and response options to address increased flooding, extreme heat, wildfire, and other hazards. From 2010 until 2015, she co-directed the scientific activities of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which culminated in the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and have supported diverse climate policies and actions, including the Paris Agreement.

(Interviewed by Casey Helgeson in the context of the Coping with Uncertainty: Normative Approaches, Current Practice workshop, Summer 2017. At the time, Mach was a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Environment Assessment Facility.)


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