Climate science shows drought is one of the many effects that will worsen as the climate continues to change. This photo depicts a drought land during the summer season, with sparse wheat crop plants in the soil.
Wheat crop plants in drought land during summer season.

International collaboration in the science community has generated a consensus of climate science findings to help policymakers anticipate changing weather patterns and climate extremes in different regions across the globe. EPIC’s scientists, statisticians, and economists are bridging interdisciplinary gaps to add to this wealth of knowledge on the science of climate change and rigorously identify its effects on society.

EPIC researchers are evaluating the range of effects the global community could experience as the climate continues to change, including rising temperatures, more frequent and intense storms, sea level rise, agriculture loss, and related social consequences in health, mortality, energy use, and economic inequality. EPIC scholars are among the leaders in creating and improving the scientific basis of a new generation of climate economic models to pinpoint the possible effects of climate change, as well as the level of uncertainty that exists. The Climate Impact Lab, a collaboration of experts from EPIC, University of California, Berkeley, Rhodium Group, and Rutgers University, is producing research that quantifies the impacts of climate change sector-by-sector, community-by-community around the world. This research will allow decisionmakers in the public and private sectors to understand the risks climate change presents and mitigate those risks through smarter investments and public policy.