ASU receives $6.36M grant to launch Pacific Island Research Center


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ASU receives $6.36M grant to launch Pacific Island Research Center

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced a five-year, $6.36 million research grant that will launch the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (Pacific RISA) program as a research

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Sala to advise US Global Change Research Program

In July 2021, Osvaldo Sala, founding director of the Global Drylands Center and Julie A. Wrigley Chair, Regents’ and Foundation Professor, was nominated by the National Academies of Science, Engineering,

Dehgan speaks at FIU State of the World conference

The topic of the panel was the Paris Climate Agreement and what happens now that the U.S. has rejoined. The State of the World conference was hosted by Florida International University and ASU’s McCain Institute for International Leadership.

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April 7: Solve Climate by 2030 event

Solve Climate by 2030 is a nationwide effort to spark Earth Month conversations on the challenge of rapid decarbonization across the country. Join us for a discussion on the ambitious, yet feasible actions that will spur a just, green recovery in Arizona.

White on Horizon: Should Arizonans be worried about Texas-like power problems?

Dave White, deputy director of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, was featured March 8 on the KAET news and current affairs program Horizon, where he discussed the dependability of electricity, gas and water in times of extreme and/or unexpected weather.

The Texas Storm Was No Black Swan

Last month’s winter storms proved Texas’ utility systems are not prepared to persevere through extreme weather, but what about the rest of the nation? Or the planet?

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Peter Schlosser discusses climate and opportunity on Horizon

ASU’s Vice President and Vice Provost of Global Futures, Peter Schlosser, was featured on the KAET news and current affairs program Horizon, where he discussed the current threat of climate change and the Biden administration’s prioritization of climate action.

The Earth League launches 10 New Insights of Climate Science with UNFCCC

Unaccounted emissions from permafrost, threats to the land sink, impacts on mental health and freshwater, COVID-19 outcomes and rights-based litigation to address climate change are some of the most recent findings in climate change science summarized in the new report.

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Meerow: Framing affects public support for local action

Sustainability scientist Sara Meerow has co-authored a paper using survey experiments to show how people conceptualize different terms used to frame environmental policies and how this affects public opinion.

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Can we fix climate challenges without hurting the economy?

During a Dec. 2 Future Tense event, five climate and economy experts talked about what it will take to solve this wicked problem.

KER data visualization: Temperatures in Maricopa County

A historic temperature visualization developed by Arizona State University’s Knowledge Exchange for Resilience is a tool that shows shifts in temperatures using an interactive heat map and bar graph. It includes historical Arizona temperatures from the 1890s to the present.

Voices from the Future shares stories from the front lines of climate change

Within these stories, you’ll learn how people responded to disaster and how these experiences have affected their lives and visions of the future. The collection is a product of ASU’s Narrative Storytelling Initiative.