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climate crisis


Ian Sue Wing, Johannes Schmieder, Richard Murray, Boston University College of Arts and Sciences CAS, Department of Earth and Environment, human induced climate change, economic growth, mitigating climate change, carbon dioxide stabilization policy, environmental policy, environmental economics, carbon dioxide CO2 emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, global warming

The Climate Crisis: Your Job or Your Planet?

Dr. Cutler Cleveland, renewable energy, sustainable energy development, energy transitions, fossil fuels, Boston University climate change research, human induced climate change, global warming, carbon dioxide emissions, CO2 emissions, greenhouse gas emissions

The Climate Crisis: Breaking the Fossil Fuel Habit

Boston carbon metabolism, ULTRA-Ex Urban Long-Term Research Area Exploratory project, Lucy Hutyra, Nathan Phillips, Mark Friedl, Curtis Woodcock, Boston University, climate change research, carbon dioxide emissions, CO2 emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon storage, climate change, global warmingVideo:

The Climate Crisis: Measuring Boston’s Metabolism


A number of interconnected forces drive civilization towards a major transition in sustainability. These include the impending peak in world oil production, climate change, the depletion of most of our planet’s natural resources, and the struggle of developing nations to meet the basic needs of population and economic growth in a sustainable and equitable manner.

Boston University faculty and students perform a wide range of research in an effort to develop a more effective understanding of the impending sustainability transition. This research spans multiple disciplines, national and global scales, science and policy, renewable and nonrenewable resources, and quantitative and qualitative research methods. Some of the major research efforts are described below.

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