Climate Change

May 5, 2021
Intense, wide-spread melting events in Greenland, such as one in July 2012 that touched nearly every part of the massive island’s frozen slab, are catastrophic, but they still account for only a small portion of the total deterioration of the ice sheet, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine. 
Apr 30, 2021
Physical Sciences AISIESS program helped Native American students connect with their tribal lands on a new level.
Apr 29, 2021
The Arctic is getting greener as the climate warms — but it’s not greening fast enough to absorb very much carbon dioxide, Boston University and UC Irvine scientists find.
Apr 9, 2021
Lightning in the Arctic used to be so vanishingly rare that people could go their whole lives without seeing a flash. But as the region warms rapidly, it may become more common—with effects that…
Apr 6, 2021
Over the course of 2019 and 2020, hundreds of fires burned in the tundra of Siberia, releasing stores of carbon similar to the entire annual emissions of France. As the Arctic continues to warm,…
Apr 7, 2021
THE ARCTIC ISN’T doing so hot. That’s because it is, in fact, too hot. It’s warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the planet, which is setting off vicious feedback loops that accelerate…
Apr 7, 2021
Tool helps to track abrupt yet temporary emissions declines during pandemic.
Apr 6, 2021
This week, a story about lightning strikes the news world.
Apr 5, 2021
UCI-led team reports that an increase in lightning will drive both wildfires and warming above Arctic Circle.
Mar 31, 2021
W.M. Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometer at UCI is helping the La Brea Tar Pits make sense of its fossils.
Mar 31, 2021
Department of Earth System Science helped spearhead NASA’s Operation IceBridge — the largest-ever airborne polar science mission, which ended in 2020 after 11 years.
Mar 3, 2021
While 64 countries cut their fossil fuel emissions between 2016 and 2019, an international team of researchers, including an Earth system scientist at UCI, stressed that an even more pronounced…