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The Coronavirus Pandemic Isn’t Slowing Climate Change

May 11, 2020
With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down most global activity, a consequent crash in global carbon emissions has been widely reported. While analysts agree the historic lockdowns will significantly lower emissions, some environmentalists argue the drop is nowhere near enough.

Concrete Solutions That Lower Both Emissions and Air Pollution

March 23, 2020
Concrete production contributes 8 percent of global greenhouse gases, and demand continues to rise as populations and incomes grow. Yet some commonly discussed strategies to reduce the sector’s global GHG emissions could, under some scenarios, increase local air pollution and related health damages, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

How Can Agriculture be a Part of the Climate Solution?

January 07, 2020
Benjamin Houlton, champion for the One Climate Initiative, partners with the ag industry to develop carbon farming. Agriculture can potentially create negative emissions by capturing carbon and storing it in the soil.

Greta Thunberg and Mass Protests Defined the Year in Climate Change

December 30, 2019
Most climate scientists will be quick to say that 2019 was the year that Greta Thunberg truly became a force to be reckoned with. The 16-year-old Swedish activist has become the face of that newly energized climate movement and was recently named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

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Accelerating solutions to benefit the world Environmental impacts of climate change

UC Davis is poised to lead the world in developing global climate solutions, leveraging our proven track record of interdisciplinary research for maximum societal impact. To meet the climate challenge, we must act swiftly to create a sustainable, equitable 21st-century economy, with new jobs across multiple sectors and new definitions of health and abundance for people, ecosystems and the planet.