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.
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.