Climate change

Shaping the message on climate change

Center eyes the power of language as key to effective communication of climate risks.
Sukkertoppen ice cap, Greenland

Greenland will add far more to sea rise than expected

UCI-NASA work reveals long, deep valleys connecting ice cap to the ocean.
Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica

West Antarctic glacier loss appears unstoppable

The volume of melted ice enough is expected to raise sea level around the globe by 4 feet.

More extreme heat and drought in coming decades

Ten-degree increases in average high temperatures in some parts of the country are among projections in the National Climate Assessment.
Fig. 1 — Facebook for nature

Facebook for nature

What can the flowers in your garden tell you about climate change? Fig. 1, a new video series, takes a look.
elephant seals

Elephant seals shed light on climate changes

High-tech tracking of how and where these ocean creatures live is painting a picture of how ecosystems are influenced.
bikes on campus

UC campuses rated greenest by Princeton Review

UC campuses are among the most environmentally friendly colleges in the country.

Researchers melt snow to see climate change impacts

The timing of snowmelt has implications for soil quality and, in turn, how things grow.

Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2

Increased levels of carbon dioxide — a hallmark of climate change — impair plants' growth and yield.

Plankton make 'scents' for seabirds and a cooler planet

Top predators of the Southern Ocean are tied both to the health of the ocean ecosystem and to global climate regulation through a mutual relationship with phytoplankton.

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