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Areas of Interest Climate ChangeEcologyEnergyGovernanceWaterInternational Climate Change ERG CORE David Anthoff David Anthoff is an environmental economist who studies climate change and environmental policy. He co-develops the integrated assessment model ... Continue Reading »
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Professor of the Graduate School
John Harte is a physicist turned ecologist. His research interests span ecological field research, the theory of complex systems, and policy analysis. Current interests include applying insights from information theory to the analysis of complex ecosystems and empirical investigation of climate-ecosystem feedback dynamics.
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Population Growth, Global Warming, and the Carbon Externality to Childbearing (’95 M.S.)
- evolutionary biology
- modeling and simulation of human-ecosystem interaction
- population and environment
California Policy Should Distinguish Biofuels by Differential Global Warming Effects (’06 MS) Life Cycle Regulation of Transportation Fuels: Uncertainty and its Policy Implications (’10 PhD)
- climate change and renewable energy - particularly biofuels
- organic agriculture and mitigating environmental harm from bioenergy crop production
- whole-systems thinking
Andrew does applied empirical research at the intersection of international development and the environment. His goals center on the provision of rigorous evidence to inform policies aimed at enabling sustainable ... Continue Reading »
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ERG Alumnus Zeke Hausfather on the Best and Worst Scenarios of Global Warming
July 30, 2020
In a recent article for The Guardian, ERG Alumnus Zeke Hausfather speaks on climate predictions and adjusting forecasts for global warming — including the best and worst case scenarios.
ERG Alum Patrick Gonzalez Testifies to Congress on Global Warming Risks
January 27, 2020
ERG alumnus Patrick Gonzalez, despite being threatened with a "cease and desist” letter from supervisors, has recently testified to Congress on the risks global warming has on national parks.
ERG Alum Zeke Hausfather Cited by NY Times Regarding Global Warming
July 10, 2019
Recent ERG Alumnus, Zeke Hausfather (PhD '19) was quoted in the New York Times last week, with two correspondents reaching out to the climate change expert for commentary.
No Pause in Global Warming Says ERG Grad Student Hausfather NOAA Was Right
January 11, 2017
A controversial paper published two years ago that concluded there was no detectable slowdown in ocean warming over the previous 15 years — widely known as the “global warming hiatus” — has now been confirmed using independent data in research led by researchers from UC Berkeley and Berkeley Earth.
23-year experiment finds surprising global warming impacts
February 11, 2015
Professor John Harte and team's paper on results of a 23-year ecosystem experiment in Rocky Mountain meadowlands featured in Guardian.
ERG student Hausfather in Science: Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought
January 16, 2019
“If you want to see where global warming is happening, look in our oceans,” said Zeke Hausfather, a graduate student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and co-author of the paper. “Ocean heating is a very important indicator of climate change, and we have robust evidence that it is warming more rapidly than we thought.”
ERG Alum Dr. Peter Gleick on Arctic Warming
March 1, 2016
ERG Alum Dr. Peter Gleick warns about catastrophic artic warming.
ERG’s Dan Kammen on How Decreased CO2 Emissions Shape the Future of Electric Vehicles
November 19, 2020
In a recent Sustainability Times article, ERG professor Dan Kammen explains how pandemic lockdowns resulted in historic drops in our CO2 emissions. Additionally, Kammen's previous study on how exactly COVID-19 lowered said Co2 emissions was featured in a Berkeley News article, arguing that a move towards greater usage of electric-powered vehicles would "reduce the major greenhouse gas responsible for climate change and global warming". "The greatest reduction of emissions was observed in the ground transportation sector. Largely because of working from home restrictions, transport CO2 emissions decreased by 40% worldwide,” Kammen stated. Read how the pandemic lockdowns decreased Co2 emissions here, and what this means for the future usage of electric vehicles here.
ERG Professor Kueppers’ Research on Climate-Threatened Forests Published in Science
June 5, 2020
ERG Professor Lara Kueppers recently co-authored a research paper titled "Pervasive shifts in forest dynamics in a changing world". The research focuses on how global warming negatively impacts forests around the world, "resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems." Furthermore, the paper was picked up on various media sources, including Forbes, Science, Berkeley Lab, and others.
ERG Zeke Hausfather Warns Normalizing “Worst Case” Climate Change
February 10, 2020
In a recent article published by Nature, ERG Alumnus Zeke Hausfather suggests that using a more-realistic baselines for emissions would make for better policy in fighting global warming.
Dan Kammen and Researchers Urge More Aggressive Action Against Climate Change
December 12, 2019
In a new study done by ERG's Dan Kammen and a team of researchers, analysis shows that global warming crisis is worse than previously thought. However, their research also shows how it is completely possible for countries to achieve an increased and sustainable rate of decarbonisation through more aggressive policies against climate change.
Kammen – Why Democrats and Republicans are Both Right on Climate
March 9, 2017
ERG professor Dan Kammen authored a guest blog post for the Scientific American on different strategies proposed by the Democratic and Republican Parties to address global warming.
Kammen from COP22: Is Trump’s victory game over for climate?
November 10, 2016
Donald Trump, who has described global warming a "hoax", said in May he would "cancel" the climate-rescue Paris Agreement if elected leader of the free world.
ERG Student Zeke Hausfather Leads Study on the Accuracy of Climate Models
December 10, 2019
Zeke Hausfather, a current ERG student, led a comprehensive study on the accuracy of past and present climate models; the results revealed that these older climate models were actually considerably ... Continue Reading »
Upcoming Certificate Course on Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy
August 13, 2014
3-day certificate course Oct 3-5, offering a practical perspective on the economic effects of climate and energy policy.
Holdren Sets New Course for US Energy
March 20, 2014
President Obama's top science advisor and ERG Co-founder, John Holdren, is confident that America's next energy plan "will make a difference."
Clean energy future: Kammen and Wolfram talk it out on NPR
November 30, 2013
ERG's Kammen and Haas' Wolfram don't exactly see eye-to-eye on energy in NPR interview.
ERG graduate student Hausfather in LA Times
May 10, 2017
ERG doctoral student Zeke Hausfather comments in this LA Times article on a newly published analysis that reconciles different climate change data sets and confirms dominant human influence in long-term warming.
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Sunlight Through the Clouds: Economic and Environmental Effects of Centralized and Dispersed Photovoltaic Power Systems in Electric-Utility Applications (’83 Ph.D.)
- energy and security
- Energy economics
- global warming
- ozone depletion
- risk management
- trade and environment