Why Climate and Society?

The climate crisis is the single biggest problem facing humanity today. It affects every aspect of society from health to food to energy, among others. How we respond in the coming decades will shape the world for future generations.

Knowing this is one thing. Knowing what to do about it is another.

The MA in Climate and Society is designed to help young professionals and academics understand the science of climate change and variability and how to use it to help humanity thrive in the 21st century. The program will prepare you to translate complex scientific information and understand the risks a shifting climate poses as well as how to take advantage of the predictable aspects of natural climate variability.

Students come from a variety of backgrounds. Our diversity is our strength. Addressing the climate crisis will require a wide range of skills and interests. Our students learn not just from faculty but from each other. They work together as alumni, approaching the climate crisis from many different avenues. They're city planners, policy advisors, journalists, conservationists and more. If you want to be part of the solution, join us.