Movie and Discussion Featuring Rear Admiral David Titley Monday
The leader of the US Navy's 2009 Task Force on Climate Change, Rear Admiral David Titley (retired), will be on the Michigan Tech Campus Monday to introduce a film on climate change in which he is featured.
The movie "The Age of Consequences" investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of national security and global stability.
The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday (Oct. 30) in Fisher 135. Admiral Titley, who is in the film, will help introduce it and then participate in a discussion session following the showing of the movie. The discussion will include a Q&A with the audience.
Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change will continue to grow in scale and frequency with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st Century.
Described as "The Hurt Locker" meets "An Inconvenient Truth," "The Age of Consequences" unpacks how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought and sea-level rise function as accelerants of instability and catalysts for conflict.
Titley served as a naval officer for 32 years. His career included duties as commander of the Navel Meteorology and Oceanography Command; oceanographer and navigator of the Navy and deputy assistant chief of naval operations for information dominance.
Titley earned a bachelor's, master's and PhD in meteorology and is a professor of practice in the Department of Meteorology at Penn State.
On Monday afternoon, Titley will attend an Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI) seminar.