Michael F. Wehner is a senior staff scientist in the Computational Research Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Dr. Wehner’s current research concerns the behavior of extreme weather events in a changing climate, especially heat waves, intense precipitation, drought and tropical cyclones. Before joining the Berkeley Lab in 2002, Wehner was an analyst at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Program for Climate Modeling Diagnosis and Intercomparison. He is the author or co-author of over 165 scientific papers and reports. He was a lead author for both the 2013 Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the 2nd,3rd and 4th US National Assessments on climate change. Dr. Wehner earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Delaware.
Live interview on CNN Headline News about our paper in Geophysical Review Letters quantifying the human influence on Hurricane Harvey precipitation.
AGU press conference the human influence on Hurricane Harvey precipitation.
I discuss hurricanes, climate change and extreme weather attribution on KPFA "Up Front" Radio Interview September 2017(Audio, about 20 minutes long)
I discuss the attribution of the human influence on the deadly heat waves in India and Pakistan during 2015 on Radio EcoShock June 2016.(Audio, about 16 minutes)
I discuss the IPCC 5th Assessment Report on KPFA April 2014 (Audio, about 27 minutes long)
I discuss the human influence on Hurricane Harvey on NPR "Living Lab Radio," (Audio, about 15 minutes long)
»“Harvey Would Have Been Bad; Climate Change Made it Worse,” September 4, 2017
I discuss future agricultural drought on NPR "On Point," (Audio, about an hour)
»“Mega-Droughts in Our Future,” August 14, 2012
BBC News Interview, Hurricane Harvey September 2017 (video, about 3 minutes)
A very brief appearance on CBS "This Morning". Hurricanes and climate change. September 2017 (video).