ESS Inclusive Excellence Committee Update

Last June we shared a Commitment to Action in support of Black Lives Matter. More than a statement of solidarity or simply a performative measure, we created this living document as an action plan with embedded accountability. Now, eight months later and in honor of Black History Month, we want to share some updates on actions taken or in progress. These are departmental efforts in addition to the breadth of programming being offered through the University’s Black Thriving Initiative, the UCI End Racism Initiative,  and the School of Physical Sciences.

You can read the full statement here:

February 26, 2021

Research from the Davis Group spotlighted in UCI News

UCI-led team tracked global land-use greenhouse gas emissions from 1961 to 2017

January 28, 2021

OMG research spotlighted in UCI News

UCI and NASA JPL scientists study impact of warm, salty water beneath glaciers

January 25, 2021

Steve Davis' recent research spotlighted in UCI News

Study shows health and socio-economic costs extended far beyond burned areas

December 07, 2020

Davis Group research spotlighted in Los Angeles Times

recent study from researchers at UC Irvine and Global Energy Monitor found that replacing aging coal plants with new gas plants that could operate for 30 years or longer — as America has done in recent years — might reduce long-term carbon emissions by just 12%. The difference is even less after accounting for methane, a pollutant that leaks from gas infrastructure and traps heat in the atmosphere far more powerfully than carbon dioxide over the short term.

November 17, 2020

Jim Randerson quoted in KQED piece about satellite wildfire tracking

NASA’s LANCE data system, which makes enormous amounts of satellite information available to scientists around the world almost as soon as it's collected, is powerful.

How powerful?

November 10, 2020

Steve Davis quoted in Scientific American article highlighting his recent research

The greenhouse gas reductions highlight the difficult road ahead to substantially limit global warming

October 15, 2020

Steve Davis' new research highlighted in Huffington Post

The emissions and methane leaks from new gas plants zero out the CO2 cuts achieved from closing coal plants, a peer-reviewed analysis found.

October 09, 2020

Michael Prather's new research spotlighted in UCI News

Long-lived greenhouse gas could hinder international climate goals, researchers say

October 08, 2020


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