The defining issue of the twenty-first century might ultimately be anthropogenic climate change, a pressing and hugely complicated problem that is likely to impact the world's entire population. Oregon State University has long been a center for groundbreaking ecological research and many of those who work and study here are presently wrestling with the implications of climate change as it relates to a number of different disciplines.

This website consists of oral history interviews conducted with OSU faculty, staff and students who are engaged in climate change research from multiple scholarly vantage points, including the oceanographic and atmospheric sciences, forestry, agriculture, ethics, public health, and public policy. The interviews presented here trace each narrator's path through academia while paying particular attention to their research and perspectives on global warming.