Climate Change
Resources

Humankind faces catastrophic changes in climate patterns, sea level, ocean acidity, public health, and ecosystems due to climate change. The modern era of climate change research began at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and today Scripps is a global leader in observing how our planet is changing, understanding impacts, finding solutions, and training the next generation of scientific and environmental leaders.

EDUCATION

MAS-Climate Science and Policy

One-year professional master’s degree that responds to the increasing global need for scientific, policy, and communication experts to act on climate challenges concerning the future of our planet

csp.ucsd.edu

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Systems, Marine Biology, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, and Earth Sciences

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Climate Change Studies Minor

Interdisciplinary minor covering a range of climate change topics available for any student at UC San Diego

Climate Change Studies Minor

Graduate Programs

PhD and Master’s degrees covering a range of earth systems studies 

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Bending the Curve

Climate change solutions courses available to the general public and universities 

bendingthecurve.ucsd.edu

Teacher Resources

Learning resources developed collaboratively by teachers, Scripps scientists, STEM education experts, and Birch Aquarium at Scripps education specialists

 

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Climate Change Research Centers

CENTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION

CCCIA works to build a more resilient future through advanced climate science, academic-community partnerships, and adaptation strategies

climateadapt.ucsd.edu

SCRIPPS POLAR CENTER

From ocean physics to ecology, scientists in the Polar Center address the complex questions surrounding the frozen ends of the planet

polar.ucsd.edu

CENTER FOR MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

CMBC promotes interdisciplinary research and education to maintain the integrity of ocean ecosystems and manage their use in the face of rapid and inevitable global change

cmbc.ucsd.edu

CENTER FOR AEROSOL IMPACTS ON CHEMISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CAICE improves our understanding of how aerosols impact the environment, air quality, and climate

caice.ucsd.edu

California Nevada Applications Program

Providing cutting edge climate science to stakeholders in water resources, natural resources and coastal resources

cnap.ucsd.edu

Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes

Provide water cycle science, technology and outreach to support effective policies and practices that address the impacts of extreme weather and water events on the environment, people and the economy of western North America.

cw3e.ucsd.edu

Climate Change Experts

Scripps Institution of Oceanography is a global leader in modern climate change research. Meet the researchers studying the ways Earth's climate is changing, advancing our understanding of the earth system, working to find solutions and develop mitigation strategies, and training the next generation of scientific and environmental leaders. 

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CLIMATE CHANGE VIDEOS

Resilient Futures

The Keeling Curve Hits 415 PPM
How Scientists Measure Carbon Dioxide in the Air
Watching Ice Melt

Monitoring the
Pulse of Our Planet

Keeling Curve

The global record of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration

Additional Charts

Argo

A global network of robotic floats that measure the changing state of the ocean.

Argo Website

Oceanographic Collections

Archives of both marine organisms and geological samples

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SEE ALL DATA AND OBSERVATION PROGRAMS MANAGED BY SCRIPPS