Kate Ricke in an Assistant Professor in Climate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and holds a joint appointment at the School of Global Policy and Strategy. She is a climate scientist who integrates tools from the physical and social sciences to analyze climate policy problems. Central to her work is accounting for uncertainty and heterogeneity — both in the effects of climate change and in preferences for how to address them.

Ricke recently served as a research associate in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Cornell University and a fellow at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Her current research includes topics ranging from the regional climate effects and international relations implications of solar geo-engineering to decadal climate variability’s influence on international climate agreements. She has assessed uncertainty in phenomena, including ocean acidification’s effects on coral reefs and the warming effect from an emission of carbon dioxide today.

Her group currently works on projects on climate geoengineering technologies and impacts, climate change and human migration, country-level economic impacts of climate change and regional climate outcomes of ambiguous mitigation policies. Her SIO office is located in MESOM (241).