Resources

AGCI makes publicly accessible thousands of video presentations, research publications, and other resources from our workshops and projects. Use the search and filter options below to explore the resource library.

Graphic illustrating 90% CO2 reduction from fossil fuel to renewable energy production

Developing low-emission technologies for the chemical industry

This article was invited to provide a perspective from within the chemical industry on opportunities that one company (BASF) is pursuing to reduce its emissions…

Brigitta Huckestein, BASF

Research Review
June 9, 2019
Flooded city street with view out to river

Sea level rise: The past as an indicator of the future

New research focused on the mechanisms and rates of how snow and ice is lost to the ocean from the land, along with studies of…

By John Katzenberger
Research Review
March 20, 2019
Self-driving vehicle illustration

Self-driving vehicles and the environment

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), also known as driverless or self-driving cars, have been widely proposed as a strategy for reducing transportation energy use and…

By Morteza Taiebat and Ming Xu
School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan.

Research Review
March 20, 2019
Houses along peninsula surrounded by ocean

The role of managed retreat in adapting to sea level rise

Figure 1. Who initiates managed retreat, and who benefits? Managed retreat is an adaptation measure that reduces the presence of people and assets in places…

By Katharine J. Mach and Miyuki Hino

Research Review
December 20, 2018
Thai villagers walk down flooded roadway

Improving risk assessment of extreme events across past, present, and future

By Emily Jack-Scott

It’s a common phenomenon now – an extreme event such as a hurricane, flood, drought, or exceptionally cold winter creates devastating impacts,…

Research Review
December 20, 2018
Graphic illustrating "hothouse Earth" concept

What nature’s feedbacks and tipping points portend for our future

What happens when greenhouse gas-driven climate change arouses an unwanted set of responses from the Earth’s natural systems? Can self-reinforcing feedbacks in the Earth system…

By John Katzenberger
Research Review
September 20, 2018
Wildfire with forest showing smoke and flames

What do we know about wildfire attribution and climate change?

Photo credit: Emily Jack-Scott

2018 has been a grueling year for wildfires in the western U.S. More than 7 million acres have already burned in…

By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
September 20, 2018
Graphic illustrating global fossil fuel and industry emissions and difficult-to-elminate emissions, 2014 (Davis et. al 2018)

Clean energy and a stable climate: Progress and challenges from 1998-2018

Two interdisciplinary workshops at AGCI bracketed progress on the climate-energy problem across 20 years and yielded two major journal publications, one in Nature (Hoffert et al. 1998)…

By Aspen Global Change Institute Staff

Research Review
June 20, 2018
graphs illustrating 1.5°C scenarios in Obersteiner et. al (2018)

Alternative pathways and actions to achieve a 1.5°C future

During the Paris Agreement negotiations in 2015, many leaders at the negotiating table felt that limiting global warming to 2°C was ambitious enough, but leaders…

By Aspen Global Change Institute Staff

Research Review
June 20, 2018
Graphic illustrating polar jet stream November 2013-July 2014

Are winter extremes in the U.S. the result of amplified warming in the Arctic? 

The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet in a phenomenon known as ‘polar amplification.’ As reflective ice melts en masse in…

By Aspen Global Change Institute Staff

Research Review
March 20, 2018