April 4, 2019 | Ecological Society of America
Former CCR Director Jack Williams has been elected as a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. The award cites Dr. Williams fundamentally important contributions in paleoecology, biogeography, and climate change ecology, notably no-analog climates and ecosystems, the role of megaherbivores in regulating late-glacial vegetation, and creative applications of paleoecoinformatics, and for his generosity and impact in mentoring and collaboration.
February 27, 2019 | WisCONTEXT
Wisconsin's meteorological winter begins every year on Dec. 1, but bonafide winter weather didn't arrive in the 2018-2019 season until mid-January. And it arrived with surprising force, as the atmosphere suddenly unleashed a sucker punch of pent up winter energy and some of the coldest and snowiest weather Wisconsinites have experienced in decades.
January 30, 2019 | Wisconsin State Journal
Steve Vavrus was interviewed by several media outlets about the January 2019 “polar vortex” cold surge in the Midwest. His perspectives were featured in NOVA’s Planet Earth newsletter, Climate Nexus, Shepherd Express, and the Wisconsin State Journal. He also appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, WDET Detroit public radio, and South Korea’s Busan English Radio.
January 25, 2019 | WICCI News
Dr. Steve Vavrus will serve as WICCI's Co-Director. Steve has been involved in WICCI since its beginning, having participated in the Climate, Stormwater, and Milwaukee/Health working groups, and has a long history of work in climate impacts research and outreach. His research interests are very broad, from understanding changes in extreme events, to identifying interactions between the polar regions and mid-latitudes, to modeling human influence on climate going back 4000 years.
December 10, 2018 | UW Madison
Jack Williams and Kevin Burke were featured in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finding that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And it’s taken just two centuries.
September 24, 2018 | UW Madison
Drs. Jack Williams, Fuyao Wang, Michael Notaro, and Dan Vimont of the Center for Climatic Research collaborated with Dr. Patrick Gonzalez of the National Park Service to develop high-resolution historical and future projections of climate change for all of our nation's national parks. Their published study in Environmental Research Letters, which showed that the national parks are warming more than the rest of the country, led to interviews and press coverage by the University of Wisconsin-Madison News, Weather Channel, and Science Daily.
September 14, 2018 | The Globe Program
The NASA GLOBE website has a feature article, "A recent infusion of funding from two sources has re-energized the Wisconsin GLOBE partnership," discussing the climate education and research efforts of Michael Notaro, Rose Pertzborn, and Ankur Desai across rural Wisconsin.
September 6, 2018 | UW Madison
A study published in the journal Scientific Reports by Steve Vavrus, Feng He, John Kutzbach, William Ruddiman, and Polychronis Tzedakis, provides new evidence that ancient farming practices led to a rise in the atmospheric emission of the heat-trapping gases carbon dioxide and methane – a rise that has continued since, unlike the trend at any other time in Earth’s geologic history.
September 5, 2018