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Combating climate change

Climate change may be the most important threat facing the world, touching everything from security and international borders to social justice and global inequality. In the face of looming dangers like habitat loss and resource consumption, Korbel School professor Cullen Hendrix is helping global leaders better frame the issue so they can promote meaningful change. His recent scholarship addresses the ways in which climate change interacts with conflict on a global scale. Still another Korbel expert, Brian O’Neill, who joined the Korbel School’s Pardee Center for International Futures as director of research, provides the larger research community with future-focused scenarios that depict a world altered by climate change. Students in his classroom benefit from his experience working at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

Faculty Spotlight

 
Cullen Hendrix

Cullen Hendrix

Professor

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Tricia Olsen

Associate Professor

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Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill

Professor

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