Fayola Jacobs Co-Authors Chapter in New Climate Report
November 10, 2023

Assistant Professor Fayola Jacobs contributed to the new National Climate Assessment report, released last week, which concludes that the effects of human-caused climate change are far-reaching and worsening across every region of the United States. 

Jacobs co-authored the chapter on Social Systems and Justice, which examines how social systems such as governance, economies, organizations, laws, and customs cause climate change by driving greenhouse gas emissions. These systems are also responsible for the inequitable distribution of both the benefits of energy consumption and the impacts of climate change.