• 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.

  • Monsoon Information For Those Who Need It Most

    Asst. Professor Bill Boos has created a website to provide weather projections for monsoons, drenching seasonal storms that effect billions of people, many of whom are not served by weather forecasts. YCEI sponsors an international forum on monsoons, organized by Boos, this Spring.

  • Yale Back at Center of Responsible Investment Management

    One month after Yale University announced that it will encourage a portfolio of lower-carbon investments rather than divest its fossil-fuel holdings, the Yale School of Management announces plans for the first National Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition.

Submitted by: Kevin Lane

Urban centers have been warming at double the global rate the last half-century. High daily temperatures are associated with increased mortality. Sustained increases in temperatures projected under most climate models represent a significant public health problem that may increase weather-related mortality in the United States. In a first of its kind study, Stone et al., (2014) modeled how local climate action plans that integrate land-based mitigation strategies through albedo and vegetation enhancement can mitigate future increases in heat-related mortality…

Submitted by: Adam Rosenblatt

Coastal areas are some of the most productive and valuable ecosystems on the planet, providing people with large amounts of food and performing other critical services like water filtration, nutrient cycling, and wave buffering. Unfortunately, one of the most alarming signs of compromised coastal health, “dead zones,” have been exponentially increasing in number, size, and severity since the mid-20th century. Dead zones are areas that have become oxygen depleted and can no longer support many kinds of marine life…

by Eric Ellman

You know the divestment debate has reached a new phase when an investment firm offers a $10,000 prize to the business school team with the best strategy for lowering the carbon…

“Say what you want about 350.org,” said Peter Knight, who manages $11BB of socially responsible investments, “but they changed the discussion.” If 350.org brought the divestment discussion into the living room, SOM students brought it into the board room on Friday night for history’s first “Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition.”