FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Gibbs earns Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
Holly Gibbs, an assistant professor of geography and environmental studies, is one of twelve UW-Madison faculty members that have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
New climate model better predicts changes to ocean-carbon sink
Since pre-industrial times, the world’s oceans have absorbed 41 percent of the carbon dioxide humans have released into the atmosphere. The remainder stays airborne, warming the planet.
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Sumudu Atapattu examines links between human rights and climate change
Before discussing her new book, Sumudu Atapattu wants to make one thing clear: human activity is causing the planet to heat up.
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Embracing change for a broader perspective on environmental sustainability
Leaving a place you call home is never easy. Whether your destination is 50 or 4,000 miles away, if it’s not where you grew up, it’s foreign and terrifying. Removing yourself from what is comfortable and replacing it with something unknown is commonplace in the daunting realm that is "becoming an adult.”
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
Long-term picture offers little solace on climate change
Climate change projections that look ahead one or two centuries show a rapid rise in temperature and sea level, but say little about the longer picture. Today (Feb. 8, 2016), a study published in Nature Climate Change looks at the next 10,000 years, and finds that the catastrophic impact of another three centuries of carbon pollution will persist millennia after the carbon dioxide releases cease.