MSU scientists studying consequences of climate change

Michigan State University researchers and outreach specialists are working to ensure the sustainability of our agriculture and natural resources systems amidst a changing climate.



  • MSU researcher Rebecca Grumet (left) with a student in the lab.

    Managing cucurbit diseases with research, outreach

    Published on July 1, 2020

    Rebecca Grumet has dedicated her career to assisting specialty crop growers as an expert in reproductive development and disease resistance in cucurbit crops such as cucumbers, melons, squash and watermelons.

What is Mass Timber?

CANR assistant professor George Berghorn explains the materials and processes of the new cutting-edge building material.

of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities

The planet's average surface temperature has risen about
1.62 degrees
Fahrenheit since the late 19th century

Loss of forests contributes as much as 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions each year

February 2020 was the second-warmest February on record

CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are at their highest levels in over 800,000 years