President Mark Schlissel on Thursday reaffirmed the university’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality and thanked the U-M community for its longstanding support of sustainability.
He made his remarks at a public meeting of the university’s Board of Regents.
While some industrial sectors are making clear strides toward a cleaner world, others are not moving fast enough to adequately slow the global temperature increase, international climate leader Christiana Figueres said Thursday in delivering the 2019 Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability.
Christiana Figueres, a Costa Rican citizen recognized as the architect of the historic 2015 Paris Climate Accord, will deliver the School for Environment and Sustainability’s 2019 Wege Lecture on Sustainability on March 14.
School for Environment and Sustainability: In the face of dire reports about our changing climate, you call for “global optimism.” Why do you consider optimism to be so vital to successful climate action?
The University of Michigan has taken an important step toward its goal of carbon neutrality with the selection of the core team that will recommend how to get there, as well as develop scalable and transferable strategies that can be used by other institutions and larger communities to achieve the same goal.
Nine University of Michigan students and a faculty member are attending this month’s COP 24 summit in Katowice, Poland, where envoys from nearly 200 countries have gathered to discuss and coordinate the fight against climate change.
An analysis of more than 40 climate-adaptation plans from across the U.S. shows that local communities are good at developing strategies to combat the harmful effects of climate change, but often fail to prioritize their goals or to provide implementation details.
Changing climate conditions — including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms — represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new report from university researchers and state health officials.
It's been argued that how much we know about climate change is unrelated to how much we care about addressing it.
In Paris next week, 10 University of Michigan students and faculty members will attend a global climate change meeting that they hope will be pivotal on society's path toward a more sustainable future.
The University of Michigan has joined more than 200 universities and colleges in signing the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge.
The U-M faculty's Senate Assembly on Monday endorsed a student-led effort seeking an ad hoc committee of students, faculty, alumni and administrators that would consider whether the university should end its investment in the oil and coal industries.
A Resolution To Support The Formation Of An Ad Hoc Committee To Determine The Propriety Of The University's Investments In Oil And Coal
(Approved by the U-M faculty's Senate Assembly on Nov. 16, 2015)
The number of Americans who believe there is evidence of global warming rose to 63 percent after a memorable winter that included record cold and snow in the Northeast and historic warmth and drought in the West, according to a University of Michigan survey.
Variations in the amount of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere significantly altered global climate throughout the planet's history. Efforts to reconstruct past climates must include this previously overlooked factor, a University of Michigan-led study concludes.
While greater knowledge alone is unlikely to overcome the political divide on climate change, conservatives and liberals become less polarized when the perception of harm increases, according to a new study by U-M and Ohio State University.
Intense rainstorms, floods and heat waves will become more common in the Great Lakes region due to climate change in the coming decades, and ice-cover declines will lengthen the commercial navigation season on the lakes, according to a new summary report released Tuesday.