Climate Change

Morgan Grove

PhD, MFS, Lecturer, Yale School of the Environment, Team Leader, USDA Forest Service’s Baltimore Urban Field Station, Scholar in Residence, SESYNC (National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center)

Mushfiq Mobarak

PhD, Jerome Kasoff ‘54 Professor of Management and Economics, Yale University, Yale School of Management, Founder and Faculty Director, Yale Research Initiative on Innocation and Scale

Authors of UN Report on Climate Change Discuss Opportunities, Challenges of Urban Areas at Annual Hixon Conference

The most recent report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released earlier this year issued a dire warning about the growing threats posed to people and ecosystems if urgent — if not immediate — action is not taken on climate change. But the report also outlined where mitigation — particularly in urban areas — could provide hope for meaningful climate action.

On a Warming Planet, Urban Trees Become Critical Infrastructure

As heat waves turn cities into sweltering ovens, tree shade has become a critical tool to mitigate climate change—and Yale is working to promote a healthy tree canopy on campus and around New Haven.

Urban trees provide a host of benefits that blunt the effects of climate change, and they are increasingly being treated as important infrastructure for cities. Trees sequester carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, reduce stormwater runoff by utilizing water before it’s channeled into a drainage system, and capture pollution particulates—especially ozone—through their leaves or needles.

Study Reveals Surprising Role of Haze In the Warming of Chinese Cities

Note: Yale School of the Environment (YSE) was formerly known as the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). News articles and events posted prior to July 1, 2020 refer to the School’s name at that time.

A new Yale-led study published in the journal Nature Communications sheds light on the surprising role that haze in China plays in promoting the urban heat island effect [UHI], a process whereby city centers tend to be significantly warmer than surrounding rural areas.

Kai Chen

PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health), Yale School of Public Health, Director of Research, Climate Change and Health and Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Robert Dubrow

MD, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences), Yale School of Public Health, Faculty Director, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, Environmental Health Sciences, Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Jeannette Ickovics

PhD,  Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, Dean of Faculty, Yale-NUS College, Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health.

Mark Bradford

PhD, Professor of Soils and Ecosystem Ecology, Yale School of the Environment

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