December 2021 News

Flooding from Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, August 30, 2021
December 22, 2021
The most severe consequences of the climate crisis hinge on our actions from here on out. The social cost of carbon is one way to put a dollar value on the myriad choices we...
Crops burning
December 21, 2021
The burning of residual agricultural crop stubbles to clear debris for a new harvest is a significant driver of air pollution, soil degradation and climate change. The...
Satellite image of Miami, Florida
December 17, 2021
Financial markets exist largely to hedge risk and manage uncertainty. So why aren’t they playing a bigger role in the systemic risks and uncertainties created by the climate...
December 15, 2021
The Yale Environmental Humanities Program is pleased to announce its 2022 Environmental Humanities Grant Cycle. Applications are due on February 6, 2022.
Sunrise over ocean
December 13, 2021
By Jim Shelton Yale scientists say Earth’s ancient oceans likely were much saltier than they are today — a finding that may spice up our understanding of how life, atmosphere...
The Age of Mammals, a mural by Rudolph F. Zallinger. (© 2016 Peabody Museum of Natural History)
December 1, 2021
From 50,000 years to 6,000 years ago, many of the world’s largest animals, including such iconic grassland grazers as the woolly mammoth, giant bison, and ancient horses,...
Solar panels at dusk
December 1, 2021
A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy has YSE  Professor Ken Gillingham examining what influences the decisions Americans are making regarding solar energy and electric...