UCLA was named as a leader in climate science research in a report released by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) in November 2019 titled Climate Science Research in the United States and U.S. Territories: Survey of Scientific Publications from Selected Public Universities. NCSE examined 80 public universities focused on climate-related science across all 50 states during a five-year period between 2014 and 2018, during which UCLA contributed 247 papers on climate change impacts.
According to the report, public universities like UCLA are instrumental to national comprehension of the effects of climate change. The report’s findings are, “intended to serve decision-makers, and inform future policies that focus on adaptation and resilience by providing locally relevant insight.”
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