Anthropogenic global warming and associated climate change are among the most critical scientific and social problems facing the world today. The Interdisciplinary Humanities Group for the Study of Climate Change (IHGCC) proposes to initiate a conversation across the university concerning these important issues. As the result of our conversations and collaborations the IHGCC hopes to generate interdisciplinary research grant proposals and team-taught courses. A third major goal of the group will be community outreach, primarily through the organization of public presentations related to the critical problems of global warming and climate change. The IHGCC will start with three overview presentations, but the proceedings of the group will be flexible and designed to maximize participation.