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Become a leading expert on climate change by joining the Climate Physics Group and getting your PhD from the Department of Earth and Planetary Science (EPS) at the University of California, Berkeley. Or, if you are already a graduate student in the Department of Physics at UC Berkeley, come talk to us about joining our group as a Physics PhD candidate. Our group is interested in fundamental unsolved problems related to global warming, including: how do cloud feedbacks work, why and by how much will severe weather intensify, what is the limit of a human's heat tolerance, how much sea-level rise is the planet committed to, for how long does global warming last, why does the land surface dry out, and what is Earth's climate sensitivity?

If you are more interested in communicating climate science and climate solutions to the public, join the Climate Physics Group and get your PhD from UC Berkeley's School of Education via the Graduate Group in Science and Mathematics Education (SESAME). Help us figure out how to dramatically increase the American public's acceptance of the basic science, which is almost certainly a prerequisite for any sustained effort to avert climate catastrophe.

The application deadline for EPS is December 15, 2020. The application deadline for SESAME is December 1, 2020.