Penn Center for Science,
Sustainability, and the Media

In today’s fraught media environment, communicating policy-relevant science is more challenging than ever, and nowhere is this more evident than in the public discourse over human-caused climate change. The Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media focuses on the challenges and opportunities in communicating climate and environmental sustainability to the public and policymakers.

PCSSM Senior Research Fellow Dr. Joseph Romm releases two new white papers on clean energy

Dr. Joseph Romm, a leading expert on climate solutions and clean energy—and on communicating about these issues to the public—has released two new white papers on Bioenergy and Bioengery Capture and Storage; and Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage.

Learn more about Dr. Romm’s Appointment and Press Release »

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COP 28 PRIMERS: The Two Dangerous Myths COP28 Is Built Around, and the Two Climate “Solutions” That Make Things Worse
Dr. Romm has put together four COP28 primers, 1- or 2-pages long, because tragically, the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN-led global effort to avoid catastrophic climate change
An Ahead of the Curve Climate News Outlet Tells Their Tale
Historically, journalists have struggled to report on climate change. If they reported on it at all, they incorrectly presented it as a debate
How Storytelling Helps Combat the Climate Crisis
If someone were to ask you – what tools do we need to combat climate change? – a few things might first come to mind.



Princeton and Penn scientists win Philly award for their climate change work
Michael Mann, a nationally recognized climate scientist at Penn, notes that Benjamin Franklin charted the Gulf Stream, launched complaints against tanneries polluting Philadelphia’s Dock Creek, and studied weather patterns.
Trump 2.0: The climate cannot survive another Trump term
Back in the home stretch of the 2020 presidential election, I stated that a second Trump term would be “game over for the climate.” That hasn’t changed
Carbon capture and common misconceptions: A Q&A with Joe Romm
In a conversation with Penn Today, Joe Romm casts a sobering light on ‘solutions’ to curb climate change