Dr. David Titley, nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security, keynoted the West Michigan Climate Resiliency Conference. Dr. Titley is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University, and founding Director of Penn State’s Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk. His talk focused on the importance of climate change as it relates to National Security and climate changes effect on the weather. He served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral.
During his keynote Dr. Titley presented that he views climate change in regards to people, water, and change. He posed the question to the audience if they believed in climate change. Dr. Titley responded that he does not believe in climate change, rather he is convinced by the evidence. He concluded with that he believes in America and when focus we have the ability to figure out problems that are too tough. He sees local communities across America working on solutions for climate change.