Dr. Ramanathan is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.
He currently chairs an international science team from Asia, Africa and Latin America under the Atmospheric Brown Clouds Program sponsored by the United Nations Environmental Programme.
San Diego Union-Tribune Biography
Ramanathan and Dasgupta helped the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences to bring social and natural scientists together for a meeting on sustainability at the Vatican. (Statement)
Alliance between Science, Policy and ReligionPope Francis and the Hindu Scientist, 2016
Atmospheric Scientist Believes Religion and Compassion Across Borders are Keys to Stopping Global Warming, Tokyo Journal, 2016
Earth Day Talk, 2016
Pursuit of integral ecology
Pursuit of the common good
Lumen Christi Institute for Catholic Thought Lecture given at The International House at the University of Chicago. May 19, 2016. Solving the Climate Change Problem: Alliance Between Science, Religion & Policy
(Photo courtesy of Dr. Tebaldo Vinciguerra)
Link: Daily Climate Article
(Photo courtesy of the Vatican)
His research has identified the Himalayas and the Indo Gangetic Plains Monsoon as two of the most vulnerable regions to climate change.
Climate Change Mitigation
Bending the CurveRamanathan leads fifty researchers from the 10-Campus UC system to develop 10 Scalable Solutions to Bend the Curve.
Bending the Curve report
UC Carbon Neutrality Summit at UCSD organized by Dr. Ramanathan
UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Video
Bending the Curve on Climate Change Video
Short Lived Climate Pollutants Mitigation InitiativeJuly 2015
Ramanathan Joins Governor Jerry Brown of California to propose solutions for stabilizing Climate Change at the Vatican summit of World Mayors organized by Pope Francis in July 2015.
The complete YouTube video of July 21 by the Vatican Internet Office. Dr. Ramanathan's talk begins at minute 26.
Photos courtesy of the Pope's photographer here.
More photos taken by attendees at the Academy (these are free to use as long as they are credited to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences) July 21 and July 22 February 16, 2012
Clean AIr Coalition announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recognizes Ramanathan:
On February 16th, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants Initiative was annouced. See the announcement from the US State Department. More information on targeted Short Lived Climate Pollutants here. See coverage in the San Diego Union Tribune
November 28, 2010
Cookstoves InitiativeProject Surya: www.projectsurya.org
Transportation Sector Initiative
October 21, 2013