climate change

  • Achieving the global temperature goals laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement is unlikely, according to economist Dick Startz

  • Ocean acidification widespread in the California current, but pockets of protection exist

  • Political scientist plays an important role in decoding American opinions about climate change

  • As geographic areas shrink, their populations become more vulnerable to extinction by harvest

  • Predicting Droughts and Preventing Famine
    Predicting Droughts and Preventing Famine

    The UCSB/USGS Climate Hazards Group uses climate-tracking tools to predict drought and help mitigate its effects

  • A new NCEAS study finds kelps are doing better than other key coastal ecosystem-forming species

  • According to a new study, turning lawn into a vegetable garden can reduce greenhouse gas emissions

  • The UC Global Health Institute establishes a Center of Expertise on Planetary Health at UCSB and UC Davis

  • Researchers identify the North Atlantic Oscillation as a potential predictive tool for managing an iconic fishery

  • Gift from the TomKat Foundation, established by Tom Steyer and Kathryn Taylor, launches Carbon Neutrality Project led by UCSB

  • An upcoming conference will bring together U.S., Chinese scholars to address environment, climate change

  • Climate change iStock Photo

    New English course examines climate change debate by analyzing popular narratives on all sides of the argument.

  • Rocky intertidal

    UCSB researchers contributed chapters to “Ecosystems of California,” an integrated assessment of each major ecosystem in the state

  • Two UCSB climate scientists edit a new book about the Earth’s regional and global monsoon systems

  • UCSB students, faculty members and alumni are among attendees of the UN Climate Summit in Paris.

  • UC Summit on Carbon and Climate Neutrality takes aim at greenhouse gas reduction

  • UCSB marine biologist Gretchen Hoffman is part of UC’s inaugural group of Faculty Climate Action Champions

  • Rear Admiral Len Hering

    The 5th Annual Central Coast Sustainability Summit at UCSB addresses renewable energy and sustainable water management

  • Record heat and drought are taking a deadly toll on California’s native trees, say UC Santa Barbara scientists

  • A NCEAS working group study analyzes a variety of factors contributing to forest die-offs

  • Ken Hiltner, UCSB

    Campus Sustainability Champion Ken Hiltner is putting his award to work with the Environmental Humanities Initiative

  • Colin Kelley's research is perhaps the first to examine climate change in relation to a current war

  • Cabezon

    Researchers receive funding to study the effect of pH variability on the early life stages of a kelp forest rockfish

  • Okenia rosacea

    Scientist wonders whether a pink sea slug’s response to warm ocean conditions signals another major shift in ocean climate

  • Effect on flood frequency hazard

    A new study presents a paradigm shift in flood hazard analysis that could change the way such risk is assessed in the future

  • According to researchers, the same patterns that led to the collapse of wildlife populations on land are now occurring in the sea

  • UCSB scientists will use the UC Natural Reserve System to study the ecological impacts of climate change in California

  • Ice sculpture

    The climate crisis — and it is a real crisis — is probably the greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced

  • Tom Steyer

    Speaking at UCSB, clean energy advocate Tom Steyer highlighted the actions needed to confront climate change

  • The Energy Leadership Lecture takes place at 5 p.m. on March 6 at UCSB's Pollock Theatre.

  • Greenland Ice Sheet

    Scientists discover organic soil preserved for millions of years beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet

  • Airstrip climate monitoring station

    Climate monitoring stations take climate change beyond the anecdotal.

  • As climate change unfolds over the next century, plants and animals will need to adapt or shift locations to follow their ideal climate.

  • Balancing on a Planet

    Carbon dioxide emissions from transportation, energy generation and built infrastructure may be major contributors to climate change, but they may not be the biggest ones. According to UC Santa Barbara environmental studies professor David A.

  • weaner in kelp

    The most comprehensive global meta-analysis of the way the world’s marine systems are reacting to climate change reveals a pattern of response of even greater magnitude than previously thought by science. Undertaken by eminent scientists at 17...

  • Despite the ever-louder drumbeat for sustainability and global efforts to advance environmental initiatives, Earth remains on a collision course with "unprecedented levels of damage and degradation." That's according to a new United Nations (U.N...

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