Tag Climate change
Vavrus is an expert on global climate change, extreme weather and Wisconsin climate.
UW experts weigh in on why heat can be so dangerous for our health and offer tips on how to stay cool when temperatures soar.
Researchers have shown that combining climate data with visually engrossing art can make data more meaningful to viewers and bridge political divides related to climate science.
New research from UW–Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center shows the melting effects of atmospheric rivers on the ice sheet, which contains enough water to raise sea levels by 7 meters, or 23 feet.
When well-resourced corporations invest in start-ups, they can have an outsized influence on which start-ups succeed and grow, therefore shaping climate technology trajectories.
Researchers found that the atmosphere and ocean pushing on each other is important in creating the climate on the tropical Pacific.
In practice, the new warning system could help policymakers make decisions for how their population can stay healthy during extreme heat.
Researchers at UW–Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center are delivering up-to-the minute satellite data to NASA to assist efforts tracking and monitoring wildfires.
A visual tour of 100 acres of land being restored and conserved by UW–Madison's Susan and Steve Carpenter.
Lower consumption of beef, dairy, chicken, pork, and eggs accounted for more than 75% of the observed diet-related carbon dioxide savings during the study period.
Team members are forming a company and actively seeking additional funding from venture capitalists and other sources.
Building upon previous work, researchers are revising their understanding of the relationship between Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and freshwater from melting polar ice.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report urges immediate action to limit greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors of the economy, including energy, transportation, construction, manufacturing and agriculture.
During another time in which Earth warmed rapidly in conjunction with a spike in atmospheric carbon similar to our modern climate, seawater temperature and chemical changes decimated an important piece of the food web in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
A new UW–Madison study has implications for predicting coral reef survival and developing mitigation strategies against having their bony skeletons weakened by ocean acidification.
“For many, many lakes, they are a very serious problem,” says Grace Wilkinson of the UW–Madison Center for Limnology. “But algal blooms are not getting worse everywhere."
The online workbook integrates existing science curriculum subjects — such as heat, light, energy, and acids and bases — into a discussion of the properties and effects of greenhouse gases.