Believe it or not, scientists first identified the need to constrain future fossil fuel use to avoid potentially dangerous climate change more than 60 years ago. Since then thousands of experts have worked to better understand climate change and to identify ways to mitigate climate change. Today, the transition towards a low-carbon economy is finally underway. But it is not happening fast enough, and by most estimates current efforts won’t prevent potentially catastrophic climate change.

To stand a chance of sufficiently accelerating the low carbon transition, we collectively need to rethink how we’re approaching climate change instead of relying on numerous “climate silos” that don’t effectively communicate or collaborate. We need to find ways to take advantage of systems-based thinking, which is key to understanding and tackling climate change as the “wicked problem” it is.

Your Climate Change PhD can help. Your Climate Change PhD is designed to get individuals out of their respective silos to play an active role in transitioning towards a systems-thinking based approach to climate change. Your Climate Change PhD leverages the Climatographers’ 20,000 hours of expert knowledge curation in building the Climate Web. It integrates the work of thousands of experts across hundreds of climate topics, and is the closest thing today to a collective climate intelligence. From the knowns and unknowns of climate change, from physical to systemic risks, from carbon offsets to the role of business in tackling climate change, Your Climate Change PhD helps you get your head around the many key topics involved in successfully tackling climate change.

Your Climate Change PhDis authored by the Climatographers, lead developers of the Climate Web. Dr. Mark C. Trexler LinkedIn Profile and Laura H. Kosloff LinkedIn Profile have a combined total of 50 years of climate change experience. Mark joined the Climate, Energy, and Pollution group at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC, in 1988. After founding the first U.S. climate risk consultancy in 1991, he carried out the first carbon footprints and carbon offset projects for Stonyfield Farm and Nike, helped Stonyfield Farm become the first “Climate Neutral” company in 1996, and has worked with NGOs, international agencies, and companies around the world. Mark was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change when it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, and was most recently Director of Climate Risk for the global risk firm of DNV GL based in Oslo, Norway. Mark also co-authored the first climate risk textbook in 2011, and is currently a Visiting Scholar on climate change mitigation at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Learn more about Your Climate Change PhD through its dedicated Climate Site.