Joe Casola, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist and Program Director, Science and Impacts
Expertise: Climate science, Climate change impacts and extreme weather, Climate adaptation and resilience
Joe Casola is the Staff Scientist and Program Director for Science and Impacts at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). He oversees C2ES efforts to assess and communicate the current state of knowledge regarding climate change and its associated impacts, and to promote actions that strengthen climate resilience.
Dr. Casola has worked on issues related to climate science and policy for more than 12 years. Prior to joining C2ES, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Research Council, where he contributed to the America’s Climate Choices reports. Dr. Casola also spent several years with ICF International, assisting a range of local, federal, and international clients to assess and manage risks arising from climate variability and change. He has been a part of various science education, outreach, and training projects, including the Environmental Protection Agency's climate change website, professional development lectures for the American Bar Association, and training sessions for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Dr. Casola earned a Ph.D. and a Master of Science degree in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington, and holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Duke University.