April 22, 2014
At the Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on April 22, 2014, there was a session held on "Climate Change Impacts in the Great Lakes Region". The session explored the observed and potential impacts of climate change on the region's forests, wildlife, winters, and the Great Lakes themselves. It was moderated by Professor Dan Vimont, with presentations and a panel discussion by Dr. Val Bennington, Dr. Michael Notaro, Dr. Ben Zuckerberg, and Dr. Chris Swanston. Wisconsin Public Radio covered the session through a report on ice and lake level projections for the Great Lakes Basin, interviewing Drs. Bennington and Notaro.
April 8, 2014
Michael Mann, creator of the well-known "hockey stick" graph depicting a sharp recent increase in our planet's temperature, will deliver the fifth annual Len Robock Lecture on Thursday, April 17 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
April 8, 2014
Dr. Feng He was interviewed for a news story for Nelson Institute on how early agriculture drove pre-industrial climate change, published in a recent article in Geophysical Research Letters with Steve Vavrus, John Kutzbach and co-authors.
April 1, 2014
On April 1, 2014, a panel of experts discussed how Wisconsin's hunting and fishing will be impacted by climate change at Benjamin Franklin Junior High School in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to an audience of 115 people. The panel included CCR scientist, Dr. Michael Notaro; CCR affiliate, Dr. Ben Zuckerberg; Dr. Matt Mitro of Wisconsin DNR; and George Meyer of Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.
March 14, 2014
CCR Senior Scientist Steve Vavrus talks about how more extreme Arctic cyclones are a symptom of climate change in an interview with the Nelson Institute.
March 9, 2014
Steve Vavrus, a senior scientist with the UW Center for Climatic Research, concedes that it’s been a bear of a winter, in a question and answer session with the Madison Cap Times.
March 4, 2014
Former CCR student Mike Alexander was featured in NOAA Research News about a new web portal that maps climate change effects in oceans. The new web portal that he created is helping NOAA Fisheries Service with its new process to assess how vulnerable fish stocks are to climate change.
February 17, 2014
The Center for Climatic Research will co-sponsor this year’s UW-Madison Sustainability Forum with the Office of Sustainability on Thursday, February 27 at the H.F. DeLuca Forum in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. This year’s theme will be, “Climate Change in Wisconsin: Where do we go from here?” Discussion topics will include the impacts of climate change on Wisconsin residents and how human actions, adaptation, and innovation can chart a new course forward.
February 16, 2014
An early member of the Center for Climatic Research, Professor Wayne Wendland passed away on Sunday, 16 February 2014, in Urbana, Illinois. Wayne, a native of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, was one of Reid Bryson’s PhD graduates, receiving his degree in 1971. Working in CCR, he completed his thesis entitled "Dating the Temporal Limits of Climatic Episodes During the Holocene." Earlier, he received his master’s degree in meteorology, with a thesis titled "Aerial survey of Hudson Bay surface temperatures." From 1970 through 1976, he served as assistant professor with joint appointments in the meteorology and geography departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1976, he became a faculty member in the Department of Geography at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, reaching the rank of associate professor by 1979. Wayne became the Illinois State Climatologist at the Illinois State Water Survey at Champaign from 1980 until his retirement in 1996. During his career he had over 75 published professional papers. Earlier, Wayne had served on active duty with the US Air Force from 1956 through 1964, at duty stations in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Newfoundland and Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Betty Willis Wendland of Mahomet, IL, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.