Climate Change and National Security Speech At Temple Law School on October 14

Rear Admiral David W. Titley, United States Navy (Retired) will be the featured speaker at a program entitled “Climate Change and National Security: People, Not Polar Bears” on October 14, 2015, beginning at noon, at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is strongly suggested by sending an email to or calling 215-392-6781.

No one need starve; complimentary lunch will be provided.


Dr. Titley is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security.  He served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. Dr. Titley’s career included duties as Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy. While serving in the Pentagon, Dr. Titley initiated and led the US Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change. After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Titley served as the Chief Operating Officer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Dr. Titley currently serves as Professor of Practice in the Department of Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University. He is also the founding Director of Penn State’s Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk.

In addition to Dr. Titley, Prof. Amy Sinden of Temple University Beasley School of Law will offer remarks about the Clean Power Plan and the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris, France, from November 30 to December 11, 2015.

The program is sponsored by Temple University Beasley School of Law, with the following co-sponsors:

  • The Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Businesses for a Health Environment
  • The Pennsylvania Environment Council
  • The Temple Environmental Law Center
  • Penn Future
  • Penn Environment
  • The Clean Air Council
  • A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change

TItley Poster

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