Our research reflects our cross-disciplinary approach to addressing climate change. We work to improve scientific understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change while developing the next generation of renewable energy sources and sustainable materials, including solar, wind, and plastics. We develop and research the impact of educational resources to inform and engage students, citizens, business leaders, and policymakers beyond the University. Arts & Humanities faculty at UMass Lowell address climate and sustainability through innovations in data visualization, research on environmental history, urbanism, and environmental justice, creative work, and environmental philosophy that engages ethical issues raised by climate change.
Below you will find a selection of publications and projects from faculty members in the Climate Change Initiative.