• People Change Not Climate Change

Climate Lab at UConn

Our research group, lead by Professor Anji Seth, studies earth’s climate variability and change in the recent past and future, with an emphasis on regional processes. Our work is computationally intensive, using climate models and large high-resolution observational datasets. We are especially interested in questions relevant to regional climate adaptation. Our group is comprised of PhD students, undergraduate students and at times post-doctoral fellows.


  • Needed on Climate: Ambition, Courage, Realism – with no time to waste.
    My takeaways from the Bonn Climate Summit.    Anji Seth 1. COP23 in Bonn was all about “ambition”.  In the 2015 Paris Agreement the countries of the world  committed to limiting global temperature increase to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels”. We knew […]
  • Norm Reform @ COP23
    December 8, 2017 The following blog posts, written by student members of the UConn contingent to COP 23, emphasize the shifting norms of climate and environmental policy that took place at COP23: Carbon Sequestration, Forests, and Higher Education Colby Buehler A Presentation on Nuclear Energy Benjamin Hawkins Norm Reform: The Power of #WeAreStillIn Mary Donato Harmonizing Climate Action […]
  • Climate Action and Corporate Environmental Responsibility @ COP23
    November 30, 2017 The following blog posts, written by members of the UConn contingent to COP 23, discuss the engagement of the private sector in climate action through fiscally sustainable green business and corporate responsibility:   The WASI Pavilion: A Place for Encouragement and Inspiration at COP23 Rich Miller Panels at the U.S. Climate Action Center Show How Businesses […]
  • Climate Justice and Solidarity @COP23
    November 27, 2017 The following blog posts, written by student members of the UConn contingent to COP 23, emphasize the importance of solidarity and inclusion in the climate negotiations: Redefinition: My Agency to Take Up Space Wawa Gatheru Integrating Intersectional Feminism and Climate Policy Rebecca Kaufman Women Revolutionizing the Environmental Movement Taylor Mayes Warning! Climate Change is Real Colleen […]
  • UConn@COP23: ‘We Are Still In’
    The following are blogs written by our UConn@COP23 student fellows from the climate summit in Bonn  November 16, 2017 The UConn contingent at the ‘We Are Still In’ U.S. Climate Action Center at COP 23 …Second Nature has led higher ed’s involvement in We Are Still In (WASI) from the outset and we helped coordinate […]
  • UConn@COP22 applications due Oct 10
    UConn@COP UConn COP 22 Marrakech Climate Change Conference   Trip Description COP 22 is the United Nations Climate Change Conference, and will be held this year in Marrakech, Morocco from November 7th to November 18th, 2016. The event will bring together diplomats, business executives, heads of government and other delegates to discuss action on climate […]
  • Myanna Lahsen Seminar 21 Sept
    Where is the Beef?   Climate Change knowledge and communication in Brazil   Myanna Lahsen Center for Earth System Science The Brazilian Institute for Space Research (INPE) Wednesday 21 September 2016 2:30 – 3:30 pm AUST 163 Abstract: Skepticism about climate science is often identified as a key obstacle to effective decision making in the U.S. […]
  • Fall 2016 Teale Lectures
    October 20, 2016 “Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining e/quality, Living Within Limits” Julien Agyeman  Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Tufts University November 3, 2016 “Our Rivers on Drugs: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Agents of Ecological Change in Aquatic Ecosystems” Emma Rosi-Marshall  Senior Scientist Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY December 1, 2016 “Wanting […]
  • 25 April: Christiana Figueres Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
    A Future Free from Fear: Why We Must Act on Climate Change Today Christiana Figueres has served as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and has piloted the UN Climate negotiations since 2010, culminating in the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) last December. Christiana worked tirelessly to convince nearly 200 countries to reduce their greenhouse gas […]
  • UConn Global Forum: Tuesday 23 Feb 6pm
    ARE WE ALL IN IT TOGETHER?: ISSUES OF CLIMATE (IN)JUSTICE GLOBAL HOUSE LEARNING COMMUNITY LOUNGE, 6 P.M Prof. Anji Seth, Professor of Geography Prof. David Richards, Professor of Political Science and Human Rights Anna Middendorf, undergraduate majoring in Political Science and minoring in Human Rights

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