Solomon Hsiang

What Cal Experts Are Saying About the Paris Climate Accord Exit

Today, standing amongst the vibrant natural beauty of the White House Rose Garden, Trump said America will be “getting out” of the Paris Accord, an agreement among 195 countries to gradually reduce climate change to protect nature. Feeling the heat of this decision, UC Berkeley professors take to the Internet to explain what “getting out” of the agreement will get us into. Read more about What Cal Experts Are Saying About the Paris Climate Accord Exit »

Typhoon Torment: They’re likely to grow stronger, devastating communities for years

Typhoon Haiyan was not an anomaly. Researchers confirm that we should expect more such tropical “super storms” as the planet warms inexorably from human activity. And the grim fact is that a good percentage of these massive cyclones will slam into the Philippines. 

“The Philippines is situated in a unique—and unfortunate—spot on the planet,” says Solomon Hsiang, an assistant professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Read more about Typhoon Torment: They're likely to grow stronger, devastating communities for years »

Heated Debate

Perhaps you’ve seen the news: “Hotter Weather Actually Makes Us Want to Kill Each Other.”

That’s the snappy title that The Atlantic used to describe a new academic paper that looks at the relationship between climate change and human conflict. Read more about Heated Debate »

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