Professor Steven Allison has been announced as the new Director of the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, effective October 1, 2021.
Sep 27, 2021
Oct 9, 2020
The emissions and methane leaks from new gas plants zero out the CO2 cuts achieved from closing coal plants, a peer-reviewed analysis found.
Oct 8, 2020
Long-lived greenhouse gas could hinder international climate goals, researchers say
Sep 30, 2020
Coal plant upgrades led to a dramatic reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions. But those particles also help reflect solar heat away from the planet.
Sep 17, 2020
Susan Trumbore, UCI professor of Earth system science, is among four recipients of the 2020 Balzan Prize, one of the most prestigious international awards in natural science and humanities.
Sep 17, 2020
California’s unprecedented wildfires, driven by man-made climate change, are pumping the atmosphere with tens of millions of tons of carbon dioxide that will only drive global temperatures higher. 
Sep 15, 2020
Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers already contribute 5 percent of sea-level rise.
Sep 10, 2020
UCI scientists quantify impact with NASA satellite data and simulations
Sep 10, 2020
The anthropocene is the most recent geological time period of the Earth, in which human influence has been the key driver of ecological and geological changes. These environmental changes manifest in…
Aug 10, 2020
There is global interest in the potential for a hydrogen economy, in part driven by a concern over climate change and the need to move away from fossil fuels.  
Aug 10, 2020
From measuring atmospheric circulation, to using living cells to create artificial materials, our new faculty cover a broad spectrum.
Jun 22, 2020
The realities of the global climate crisis can seem overwhelming. Every day, there’s new information about how the environment and human health are being threatened. And the international response to…

The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.