Harvard Speaks on Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most complicated and challenging problems the world has ever faced.

 It is a global problem, and one that requires global action to manage the impacts and minimize the risks.  Here at Harvard, we are fortunate enough to have faculty members with expertise, across many disciplines, who contribute through their teaching, their research, and their leadership to a broad effort to help lead the world toward solutions.

The science of climate change involves the complex intersection of disciplines, from meteorology and atmospheric chemistry, to oceanography, geochemistry, and ecology.

Harvard climate scientists bring together their many different perspectives, using insights from all aspects of the Earth system past and present, to better understand how the climate system is changing now and into the future.

J. Anderson

James Anderson

Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Huybers

Peter Huybers

Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

D. Jacob

Daniel Jacob

Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

JMcCarthy

James McCarthy

Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

D. Schrag

Daniel Schrag

Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Eli Tziperman

Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

S. Wofsy

Steven Wofsy

Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Climate change is affecting all life on earth—from polar to tropical ecosystems, as well as human populations across the planet.

Harvard scientists are working to understand the impacts of climate change, allowing us to anticipate damages and make decisions that will help us more effectively prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.

Huybers

Peter Huybers

Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Jennifer Leaning

Jennifer Leaning

Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School

J. Mitrovika

Jerry X. Mitrovica

Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences

JMcCarthy

James McCarthy

Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

P. Moorcroft

Paul Moorcroft

Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology 

S. Myers

Samuel Myers

Harvard Chan School of Public Health

A. Richardson

Andrew Richardson

Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

E. Wolkovich

Elizabeth Wolkovich

Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

As the risks of climate change become more apparent, perspectives from across the university are required to provide leadership on how we can manage the impacts and limit the risks.

Harvard faculty from economics, public policy, business, law, architecture, the arts and humanities, as well as many other disciplines, all provide critical insights for how to proceed with tackling one of the greatest challenges of our time.

J. Aldy

Joseph Aldy

Harvard Kennedy School

Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere

Dept. of Government

William Clark

Harvard Kennedy School

James Engell

James Engell

Dept. of English

J. Freeman

Jody Freeman

Harvard Law School

R. Henderson

Rebecca Henderson

Harvard Business School

W. Hogan

William Hogan

Harvard Kennedy School

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Sheila Jasanoff

Harvard Kennedy School

R. Kelsey

Robin Kelsey

Dept. of History of Art and Architecture

D. Keith

David Keith

Harvard Kennedy School
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

J. Lassiter

Joe Lassiter

Harvard Business School

A. Malkawi

Ali Malkawi

Graduate School of Design

M. McElroy

Michael McElroy

Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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Naomi Oreskes

Dept. of the History of Science

Forest Reinhardt

Harvard Business School

D. Schrag

Daniel Schrag

Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

R. Stavins

Robert Stavins

Harvard Kennedy School

J. Stock

James Stock

Dept. of Economics

D. Tingley

Dustin Tingley

Dept. of Government

Martin Weitzman

Martin Weitzman

Dept. of Economics