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.
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
Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Systems, Marine Biology, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, and Earth Sciences
Climate Change Studies Minor
Interdisciplinary minor covering a range of climate change topics available for any student at UC San Diego
PhD and Master’s degrees covering a range of earth systems studies
Bending the Curve
Climate change solutions courses available to the general public and universities
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
SCRIPPS POLAR CENTER
From ocean physics to ecology, scientists in the Polar Center address the complex questions surrounding the frozen ends of the planet
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
CENTER FOR AEROSOL IMPACTS ON CHEMISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
CAICE improves our understanding of how aerosols impact the environment, air quality, and climate
California Nevada Applications Program
Providing cutting edge climate science to stakeholders in water resources, natural resources and coastal resources
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.
California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations
CalCOFI is an ecosystem research program off the coast of California that studies the marine environment to inform the sustainable management of marine resources in the context of climate change.
Climate Change Answers
Humankind faces unprecedented changes in climate patterns, sea-level, ocean acidity, ecosystems, and more. Learn more about the science behind these issues in the following FAQs.
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.
Pulse of Our Planet
Archives of both marine organisms and geological samples