November 6, 2017
Michael Notaro presented "Observed and Projected Climate Change and its Implications" at UW-Parkside in November 2017 for the Wisconsin Science Festival.
October 25, 2017
A team of researchers at UW-Madison, including former CCR Director Jack Williams, are seeking to better understand, diagnose, and forecast abrupt changes in ecological systems. A recent symposium (XXLINK) reviewed current efforts to link the theory of regime shifts to multiple real-world ecological systems, ranging from lakes to forests to farms. This work has been supported by the WARF UW2020 program.
October 5, 2017 | PNAS
CCR former research assistant Jiaxu Zhang published her PhD work titled with “Asynchronous warming and δ18O evolution of deep Atlantic water masses during the last deglaciation” on Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U. S. A. (PNAS) on October 2, 2017. This work was directed by CCR former professor Zhengyu Liu, in collaboration with scientists from NCAR, WHOI, Oregon State Univ., CU-Boulder, and UW-Madison Dept. of Geoscience. In this work, they implemented an oxygen isotope simulator in an ocean general circulation model and simulated its change in the past 22,000 years, from the Last Glacial Maximum to present day. They found the post-glacial deep ocean temperature rise has been with different rates, with the North Atlantic much earlier than other places. The uneven temperature changes, which has been overlooked by the paleo-climate community, lead to a different interpretation of the sedimentary records, and further to a new post-glacial ocean circulation scenario.
September 14, 2017 | WKOW
“Our Wisconsin: The Climate Change Effect,” an hourlong WKOW-TV documentary featuring a number of UW-Madison faculty, is now available to view online. The latest installment of the award-winning series examines the environmental, social and political impacts of climate change on the state.
August 21, 2017 | Wisconsin Public Radio
Steve Vavrus was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio on community vulnerability and resilience to floods in Wisconsin. Climate change is likely to increase the likelihood of heavy rainfalls that often cause flooding.
July 14, 2017
Dr. Michael Notaro was interviewed on WORT community radio in Madison, Wisconsin for the 8 O'Clock Buzz regarding observed climate change, public perception, science funding, and reaction toa recent article in New York Magazine.
May 17, 2017 | Center for Climatic Research
The Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) held its seventh annual Reid Bryson Scholarship competition on April 27, 2017, as part of the UW-Madison Climate Change Symposium. There were 18 student applicants from a diverse set of departments and centers across campus, including CCR, the Nelson Institute, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Zoology, Geography, Engineering, and Agronomy. Four winners were selected to recieve scholoarships.
May 3, 2017 | Global Times
John Kutzbach, a US climatologist and professor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received China's top science honor for foreigners, the International Science and Technological Cooperation Award.
April 27, 2017 | Badger Herald
Josh Lawler, the keynote speaker for the University of Wisconsin Climate Change Symposium Thursday, said people can help combat climate change by understanding climate and animal migration patterns. He explained the need to look at climatic positions of a species and to focus on a climate suitable for animals today.