The Global Change Program provides an avenue for Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and students to design and implement solutions to climate and global change challenges. Georgia Tech has extensive research expertise in climate science, energy policy, energy technology, and sustainable business, which support a host of activities in the classroom, across the state, and beyond. We aim to build new partnerships across Georgia Tech and with outside partners, both private and public, through innovation and the translation of research into practice.
Kim Cobb studies paleoclimate and climate change. Her lab‘s mission is to uncover the mechanisms of global climate change, both natural and anthropogenic, in order to inform projections of future climate change. Her research group focuses primarily on the generation of new high-resolution records of past tropical Pacific climate variability from corals and cave stalagmites, with an emphasis on the last decades to centuries. Through the thoughtful combination of climate models and data, Cobb seeks to characterize natural climate variability in this region and identify climate trends that are associated with anthropogenic climate change.
Wayne Clough is President Emeritus of the Georgia Tech and former Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. During Clough’s tenure, Georgia Tech’s national rankings rose into the top 10 among public universities. The student population increased from 13,000 to 18,000, and funding for external research more than doubled from slightly more than $200 million to $425 million.
The Georgia Climate Project is a multi-year effort to improve understanding of climate impacts and solutions in Georgia and lay the groundwork for the state and its residents to take effective, science-based climate action.
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Built on principles of innovation and change, and guided by a team of passionate advocates, The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is committed to supporting and funding projects that ensure future generations inherit a world where healthy and functioning natural systems support all life.
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