• Djiboutian Delegation Visits Yale To Discuss Climate Simulation for E. Africa and Arabia

    Minister of Higher Education, His Excellency Dr. Nabil Mohamed leads a delegation from the nation of Djibouti to Yale March 23-25 for meetings with the Yale Climate and Energy Institute's East Africa Climate Impact Assessment Task Force.

  • Understanding Solid Deformation by Fluids

    Chris MacMinn, a former YCEI postdoctoral Fellow now at Oxford, has developed a new experimental system for studying how high-pressure fluids deform rock, which will lead to new insight into processes such as hydraulic fracturing and carbon sequestration.

  • Trophic Interactions Impacted Less by Climate Change Than Expected

    YCEI Postdoctoral Fellow Adam Rosenblatt and his principal adviser, Professor Os Schmitz, compared 2112 studies of how climate change variables impact predator-prey, herbivore-vegetation and related pairings in Climate Change Responses.

  • Another Solar Cell Breakthrough for Taylor/Hazari Team

    Xiaokai Li is lead author of an article in Nanoletters that explains how HF acid vapor treatment helps carbon nanotubes achieve record efficiency in converting light to electricity. Team collaboration began with a YCEI seed grant that previously yielded other solar cell design advances.

  • Yale Climate & Energy Institute Annual Newsletter

    Our first annual newsletter reviews six years of activity at YCEI that define a new hub for multidisciplinary research in climate and energy at Yale. View it online here, or request a printed copy.

Submitted by: Kevin Lane

There is overwhelming agreement from the scientific community regarding causes and impacts of climate change, while large segments of the US public still regard climate change as affecting the next generation and of low priority. Climate messaging that has focused on future increases in temperature and impacts such as rising sea levels could be aided by inclusion of direct health impacts and learn from targeted public health campaign strategies. Effectively communicating the health impacts of climate change and health…

Submitted by: Marta Jarzyna

The Black Death of 1347-1353 began the second of three plague pandemics that resulted in millions of deaths over four centuries. The disease was initially introduced from Asia and is believed to have persisted in European rodent populations until its disappearance in the early 19th century. Latest findings, however, offer an alternative explanation for how the disease may have re-occurred in Europe over a period of 400 years. Schmid et al. (2015) suggest that Yersinia pestis—a bacterium causing the plague—was repeatedly...

by Eric Ellman

A Yale College junior majoring in Ethics, Politics and Economics, who became the nation’s youngest licensed nuclear reactor operator while still in high school, and a Yale professor internationally recognized for his …

Jared Milfred ‘16, co-organizer of YCEI’s April 24 nuclear forum, discusses the place of Three Mile Island in the history of power plant mishaps, and the passionate discourse that frequently accompanies discussions of the role of nuclear power in addressing climate change.