UMaine Climate Change Institute celebrates 50th anniversary

The University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, marking half-century of research and education related to climate change in Maine, New England and across the planet.

In 1973, professor emeritus Harold Borns, whose research focused on glaciers and glaciation in Maine, founded the Institute for Quaternary Studies with the goal of conducting interdisciplinary research studying the last 2 million years of Earth’s physical, chemical, biological and social characteristics. In 2002, the institute was renamed as the Climate Change Institute (CCI).

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