Responding to Climate Change

Climate

Climate change will steadily increase Earth’s temperature and cause extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods. Human-driven greenhouse gas emissions make many of these extreme events more likely or severe. We believe that human ingenuity, accountability, and collaboration can together rapidly stabilize our climate. 

Our goal is to improve the world’s understanding of climate change, its effects, and what can be done now. Better data and technologies will inform how we mitigate and adapt to global impacts, such as sea level rise, community destruction, and biodiversity loss. 



Climate

Advancing Climate Science

Predicting the precise effects and potential damage of climate change is challenging because things unfold gradually, within a dynamic and complex system. In order to better understand the risks and adapt to changes in our water resources, agriculture, transportation, and urban planning, we're committed to improving existing climate modeling methods. We use the latest programming languages as well as supercomputing and machine learning technologies to produce faster, more accurate forecasts.

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Climate

Adapting to Ocean Climate Change

Our oceans, coastlines and coastal communities are on the front line of climate change. These areas also typically have highest population densities. They’re also disproportionately impacted by the effects of increased greenhouse gas emissions, changes in water temperature, ocean acidification, and deoxygenation threaten the physical, economic, food security of local communities, and resources for global businesses. Our efforts in this space focus on creating awareness of coral health, advancing science using human-assisted coral evolution, and testing novel ways to improve ocean health.

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Climate

Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Globally, we emit more than 36 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, and the current concentrations in the atmosphere are over 400 parts per million (ppm) – the highest in 850,000 years. These gases are potent absorbers of energy and are necessary for a habitable planet, but recent increases are trapping excess heat in the system, forcing the planet to warm. Our team is committed to doing our part in the global community by educating communities, investing in programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and encouraging the use of clean energies.

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Communities Program

Supporting an Equitable Society

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