January 4, 2017
Prof. Zhengyu Liu, in collaboration with a research team led by a former UW student Wei Liu, has published a paper on the recent issue of Science Advances on Jan. 4th. Their new finding suggests that in current climate models, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) may be too stable in response to future climate forcing, such as the rising CO2 and melting water of Greenland. Therefore, future climate change may be more abrupt than predicted by present IPCC models. This study highlights the importance of continued understanding and improvement of climate models.
December 2, 2016
Yan Yu, PhD student of Dr. Michael Notaro, was awarded a highly prestigious NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship, beginning in July 2017, to continue collaboration with Dr. Olga Kalashnikova at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in studying the remote sensing of dust.
December 2, 2016 | NASA
NASA EARTHDATA covered the research of Dr. Michael Notaro regarding Fertile Crescent drought and dust production and transport implications.
November 16, 2016 | WISC-TV
Galen McKinley is interviewed by local CBS affiliate, WISC-TV, News Channel 3, channel3000.com, about the rise in temperature in 2016 and the effects of climate change and global warming associated with this.
October 17, 2016
Michael Notaro presented dynamically downscaled climate projectionsfor the Great Lakes region and potential ecological impacts at a WestonRoundtable seminar in October 2016.
October 12, 2016 | Discover Magazine
The Ice Age giants of St. Paul Island outlived those on the mainland for millennia. What finally drove them to extinction?
October 11, 2016
President Obama recently called trends in climate change "terrifying." The Nelson Institute's Galen McKinley agrees, because "human society is built on the assumption of a stable climate." In this Q&A, McKinley explains why the Earth is warming so fast, and whether there is any hope that things will improve.
August 26, 2016 | Wisconsin Public Radio
The Center for Climatic Research partners with the Aldo Leopold Nature Center to create an outdoors smartphone tour of climate change and its possible effects on the plants and animals found at the ALNC and Wisconsin.
August 22, 2016 | MPR News
Steve Vavrus was interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio’s Climate Cast program about the recent decision by Shishmaref, Alaska, to relocate due to ongoing coastal erosion. The combination of rising sea level, contracting sea ice cover, thawing permafrost, and possibly increased storminess has caused a dramatic loss of shorelines across the Arctic. Around Shishmaref, located on an island in the Bering Sea, the erosion has become so severe that remaining in the village's centuries-old home is no longer viable.