Climate change

View over Paris at sunset

UC brings California’s climate change message to Paris

All eyes will be on Paris next week as the nations of the world come together to negotiate the future of the planet at the 2015 UN Climate Conference (COP-21), and California will be at the table.

UC Merced student works on campus sustainability

UC joins campuses across the country on White House Climate Pledge

UC President Napolitano, together with all 10 UC chancellors, joined the White House and universities around the country in urging world leaders to take decisive action on climate change.


UC Carbon Neutrality Student Fellows tackle big climate problems

The fellowships will fund projects, from the classroom to the operating room, that will steer the UC system toward its carbon neutrality goal.

Zachariae Isstrom glacier

Massive northeast Greenland glacier is rapidly melting

Breakup of Zachariae Isstrom could substantially raise sea levels around the globe.

smoggy Seoul, South Korea

A warmer world will be a hazier one

Computer models point to aerosol species increasing under climate change associated with greenhouse-gas-induced warming.

Hands below a light bulb

Big Ideas deadline approaches

Preproposals are due Nov. 12 for UC student innovation contest.

Gretchen Hofmann, UCSB

UC announces first Faculty Climate Action Champions

Select instructors at each campus will work with students on projects aimed at building community engagement and awareness.

V. "Ram" Ramanathan

UC researchers present 10 scalable solutions for climate change

These solutions offer a practical framework outlining both immediate and longer-term actions for moving toward carbon neutrality.

solar panels

California universities launch experiment to go carbon-neutral 'at scale'

UC pledges to stop contributing to climate change while going about its normal business. Can the lessons we’re learning here be scaled up to the nation and the world? 


When the elephants go, what will be left behind?

Loss of large land mammals could change landscapes forever. Earlier extinctions had significant impacts on both flora and other fauna that persist to this day.