Expertise: Climate science, climate change impacts and extreme weather, climate adaptation and resilience
Joe Casola is a Senior Advisor at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) specializing in the impacts of climate change and ways communities can increase their resilience to those impacts. He previously served as Staff Scientist and Program Director for Science and impacts at C2ES. He currently serves as deputy director of the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group.
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.