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  • The Future of Nuclear Energy: YCEI's Annual Conference

    Soaring demand for carbon-free energy is gaining nuclear power a second look. On April 24, experts from academia, government and industry meet for a full day's analysis of technological advances and remaining challenges to expanding the role of nuclear power in the world's energy mix.

  • Djibouti Delegation Meets with YCEI Climate Assessment Task Force

    His Excellency Dr. Nabil Mohamed Ahmed and Dr. Awaleh Osman of the Center for Research and Studies of Djibouti (CERD) climbing "The Giant Steps" trail for a better view of New Haven and Yale after their meeting with YCEI climate task force scientists.

  • 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.

Submitted by: Francis Ludlow

Michael McCormick and colleagues examine the climatic backdrop to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, adding an essential environmental context to one of the most-debated topics in history. Their paper also represents an important advance in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History’s promotion of climate history, which began with a special issue on the topic in 1980. As McCormick et al. note, the questions arising in that special issue quickly outstripped contemporary science and history. Since then, there has been a

Submitted by: Marta Jarzyna

Changes in vegetation biomass can significantly alter the Earth’s carbon budget and are thus an important factor in regulating the consequences of anthropogenic climate change.  Global estimates of above ground vegetation biomass, however, have been few in number.  Recent advances in remote sensing—such as data from satellite passive microwave observations—now make it it possible to derive detailed estimates of biomass across the entire globe. Liu et al. (2015) utilized this latest technology to estimate global above ground…

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.