NGEE-Arctic—putting a face on climate change

Scientists have long known about the fragility of the Arctic, where temperatures are rising at a rate twice that of the global average, but how those vulnerabilities will play out in the coming years is not well understood.

CCSI contributes to formation of Lorentz BioPanel and action plan

Keith Kline of the Environmental Science Division and Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) recently participated in a groundbreaking workshop that resulted in the creation of the Lorentz BioPanel. The Lorentz Biopanel vision is to support policies and decisions that facilitate achievement of sustainable development goals by overcoming barriers to a biobased economy.

Meet the Climate Change Science Institute - New Introductory Video

Check out our new video highlighting the exciting research and scientists working at the Climate Change Science Institute. Click here to see the video.

Preston named to 2016–2017 Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement

The Climate Change Science Institute’s Benjamin Preston has been named a 2016–2017 Public Engagement Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement. As a AAAS Public Engagement Fellow, Preston will receive a week of “intensive” public engagement training and networking in Washington, DC, and a year of support from AAAS staff.

Window on physics, the world of Moetasim Ashfaq

Dr. Moetasim Ashfaq (Moet), an atmospheric physicist in the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate and Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), spent his childhood and initial college years in Kashmir, Pakistan, home to some of the highest mountains in the world. It is perhaps not unexpected that Moet would one day work in climate science, coming from Pakistan, a country regarded by many as extremely vulnerable to climate change; however, he got here from there by a circuitous route.