Explainers are written to provide you with a quick introduction to timely topics in sustainability using interviews from Yale’s very own staff, faculty, and alumni experts. Browse through our library of articles to learn what these topics are, how they work, and why they should matter to you.

Graphic with a cloud of C02 gas
November 14, 2023
Lindsay Crum and Anastasia O’Rourke discuss the indirect emissions from supply chains.
Illustration of the scales of justice with earth on the left and a power plant on the right
August 16, 2023
Douglas Kysar discusses recent lawsuits aimed at curbing emissions and mitigating climate risks.
A graphic illustration depicting the Earth as a brain inside a human head
March 13, 2023
Anthony Leiserowitz and Sarah Lowe discuss climate change anxiety and how to cope with it.
Graphic image of hands holding a heart
December 2, 2022
Drs. Brita Roy and Maya Prabhu discuss how communities can weather climate disruptions.
Title image for interview with Yale experts about intersectionality and climate change
July 28, 2022
Dr. Skyler Jackson and Cam Humphrey discuss equitable climate solutions.
January 10, 2022
Ecosystem scientist Dr. Whendee Silver and compost expert Forest Abbott-Lum walk us through the...
September 21, 2021
Ocean health experts Dr. Ellen Thomas and Dr. Catherine V. Davis walk us through a consequence of...