The goal of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) is to address climate change through education, research, and developing solutions to transition to a more sustainable and resilient society. Scientific research must be the foundation for informing society about ongoing climate change and its potential future impacts. We also recognize that climate change is more than a scientific problem with a technical solution. The CCI is committed to examining the physical, ecological, environmental, social, economic, historical, and political facets of climate change impact, mitigation, and adaptation.
Specifically, the CCI is composed of: academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; research in diverse fields, ranging from modeling climate change to ecological impacts, clean energy, sustainability, education, and others; campus events on climate change; and outreach to the broader community to increase public understanding of climate change.