Dr. Shindell is a Professor of Climate Sciences at Duke University, where he teaches in the Nicholas School of the Environment. His research is concerned with global climate change, climate variability, air quality, and the interactions of these with human society. He uses mathematical models of the atmosphere and oceans which run on supercomputers to investigate chemical changes such as air pollution from human activities, climate changes such as global warming, and the connections between these. Publications on these topics can be found here.
He emphasizes studies exploring how society can most effectively and efficiently reduce environmental damages. These pages describe some of the most policy-relevant of those studies, as well as broader efforts to engage with society by providing information to facilitate optimizing decision-making regarding climate and air quality policies.
Photo: Vice-Minister of Environment Marcelo Mena (Chile), Governor Jerry Brown (CA) and Dr. Shindell during discussions within the Dec 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21): credit Stephane Lemouton