Cameron leads a research program investigating regional climate change through the analysis of ice cores records and instrumental data, and communicating the science and impacts of climate change with a range of regional stakeholders. Cameron also helps lead Climate Solutions New England, a collaborative effort to secure healthy, prosperous, and sustainable communities through the pursuit of integrated solutions that include building energy self-reliance and weather resilience. He is also the faculty chair of the Sustainability Dual Major.
His collaborative research on several regional climate assessments in the northeast United States has been shared with municipal, state, and federal agencies and representatives, has been covered widely in the media, and has been cited by several as motivation for policy action. He is an author on over 75 scientific papers and several peer-reviewed reports, and has mentored dozens of graduate students. In addition, he has provided hundreds of interviews for state, regional, and national media. In recognition of his engaged scholarship around the issue of climate change, Cameron was awarded the UNH Faculty Award of Excellence in Public Service in 2010.
Dr. Wake received a B.Sc. in Geology (1984) from the University of Ottawa, an M.A. in Geography (1987) from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (1993) from the University of New Hampshire.
Contact: cameron dot wake at unh dot edu
Follow Dr. Wake on Twitter: @TheClimateDr
Selected Radio, TV, Print Interviews and Video Presentations
30 March 2016. Sink or Swim - Facing Climate Change Challenges in Portsmouth, NH
Cameron Wake Presentation - PS21 Portsmouth Smart Growth
24 March 2016. We must prepare for the coming storms
Seacoast Online Editorial
10 May 2015. UNH Research Professor discusses climate change findings
WMUR TV Interview
12 Nov 2015. Clean Energy and American Leadership: Risks and Opportunities
UNH Panel Discussion with Tom Steyer
18 Dec 2014. The Snow Whisperer
3 April 2014. UNH Reports: New Hampshire Getting Warmer, Wetter as Climate Changes
University of New Hampshire EOS News
Winter 2014. On Frozen Ponds
New England Pond Hockey Classic
26 November 2013. New Climate Model to Help Planners Plot Future,
18 November 2013. Going Local: Climate Adaptation in New England,
Yale University NetCast