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Video: OneClimate Big Idea Virtual Event

Climate change is the defining challenge of the 21st century. Learn more from One Climate Big Idea Champion Benjamin Houlton during this online talk, which includes a live Q&A. Hear how UC Davis is uniquely equipped to accelerate urgently needed solutions, and how we are preparing the next generation of leaders to foster changes essential […]

Fact check: The coronavirus pandemic isn’t slowing climate change

by Matthew Brown USA TODAY The claim: Drops in carbon emissions aren’t enough to significantly curb climate change With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down most global activity, a consequent crash in global carbon emissions has been widely reported. While analysts agree the historic lockdowns will significantly lower emissions, some environmentalists argue the drop is nowhere […]

One Climate Webinar, May 1st, 12-1pm

  You’re Invited One Climate Virtual Event Wednesday, May 6 12 – 1 p.m. PDT Webinar Registration   Learn more from One Climate Champion Benjamin Houlton at this online hour, which includes a live Q&A. Hear how UC Davis is uniquely equipped to accelerate urgently needed solutions and how we are preparing the next generation […]

One Climate Challenge Fund

One Climate Challenge Fund GIVE DAY April 17-18, 2020 UC Davis is poised to lead the world in developing global climate solutions by leveraging our proven track record of interdisciplinary research for maximum societal impact.  At the John Muir Institute for the Environment, our One Climate Initiative will lead the way forward to planetary resilience by using a holistic approach […]

Director Benjamin Houlton Issues Remote-Work Policy for Muir Institute

UPDATE:  I write to extend the remote-work order for the Muir Institute through May 1st. This update is consistent with the sheltering in place order for Yolo County. The remote-work policy excludes operations that are currently identified as “critical,” particularly those associated with animal care, shipping and receiving, and the small numbers of staff who […]

John Muir Institute Research Scientist, John R. Durand, on the Bold Decisions Needed to Stop COVID-19

John Muir Institute’s Research Scientist, John R. Durand, recently co-authored a blog post on Medium.com regarding the “bold decisions needed to stop COVID-19”, in conjunction with two other UC Davis faculty. Read the article from Medium.com below to learn what these actions entail and how you can become part of the solution: READ MORE

CANCELLED-50 Years of Climate Change- A Panel Conversation

CANCELLED-Tuesday, April 28th 3:00pm-4:30pm Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center Alpha Gamma Rho Hall Reception to follow RSVP Encouraged Panel discussion exploring the Progress we have made in the past fifty years and what challenges await us in the next fifty. Joins us and a panel of experts coming from a variety of backgrounds as we […]

UC Davis Magazine Interviews Director Houlton on Carbon Farming

“Agriculture might just be the single most important industry on the planet for creating negative carbon emissions under current economic policy,” said Professor Benjamin Houlton, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment and champion of the One Climate Initiative. Read the article for more on the impact of carbon farming

NBC Interviews Director Houlton on Greta Thunberg and Climate Change

Read the original story by Denise Chow on NBC News. Most climate scientists will be quick to say that 2019 was the year that Greta Thunberg truly became a force to be reckoned with. The 16-year-old Swedish activist staged solo “Fridays for Future” school strikes that triggered a global phenomenon drawing millions of people into […]

AGU 2020 Update: Could putting pebbles on beaches help solve climate change?

This article has been redacted from its original version. The original article was authored by Peter Fimrite on Dec. 17, 2019 via the San Francisco Chronicle. Read the original article here.  Of all the ideas that circulated during the recent American Geophysical Union meeting at the Moscone Center, one of the most outlandish-sounding schemes was […]