February 6, 2013
Earth's most recent shift to a warm climate began with intense summer sun in the Northern Hemisphere, the first pressure on a seesaw that tossed powerful forces between the planet's poles until greenhouse gases accelerated temperature change on a global scale.
March 26, 2008
A prominent champion of environmental quality and human equality, Michel Gelobter will give a free public lecture, “Environmental Justice and Climate Change,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in 1121 Mosse Humanities.
November 13, 2007
This December in Bali, new international talks will be launched to determine the successor of the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. The science has spoken. We know the problem is real, but how do we move forward with a solution?
November 6, 2007
The two world maps schematically represent the contribution of different nations to global warming, as measured in atmospheric carbon output (top) and…
November 6, 2007
The public health costs of global climate change are likely to be the greatest in those parts of the world that have contributed least to the problem, posing a significant ethical dilemma for the developed world, according to a new study.
October 12, 2007
University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty made significant contributions in developing the reports on the implications of global warming that led today (Oct. 12) to the awarding of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to Vice President Al Gore and the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
September 4, 2007
The Arts Institute is pleased to welcome artist in residence Judith Helfand and guest artist Sarita Siegel to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Fall 2007. The Arts Institute Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program brings world-class artists to campus to teach semester-long, interdepartmental courses and to publicly present their work for campus and community audiences.
August 27, 2007
Harshaw, Wis. — A boardwalk beckons into the stand of trees, pleasantly cool on a hot summer morning — where it becomes immediately clear…
August 9, 2007
Graduate students intrigued by large-scale environmental challenges like climate change will have a new opportunity this fall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
June 22, 2007
Dan Anderson, a University of Wisconsin–Madison business professor, has won a $10,000 stipend for his paper on risk management as it relates to global warming and climate change.
June 20, 2007
Plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air and combine it with water molecules and sunshine to make carbohydrate or sugar. Variations on this process provide fuel for all of life on Earth.
May 16, 2007
Two students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, along with 11 other students and recent graduates from around the country, are going to live on a bus this summer.
May 1, 2007
A traveling art and science exhibition focusing on climate change in the Lake Superior region will open Saturday, May 5, at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland. An opening reception will be held at the center at 4 p.m. that day.
March 26, 2007
A new global warming study predicts that many current climate zones will vanish entirely by the year 2100, replaced by climates unknown in today's world.
February 28, 2007
Atmospheric scientists have uncovered fresh evidence to support the hotly debated theory that global warming has contributed to the emergence of stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean.
January 10, 2007
Climate researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been given unprecedented access to one of the world's most powerful supercomputers to better understand the causes and consequences of abrupt climate change.
June 29, 2006
A University of Wisconsin–Madison chemical and biological engineering professor reports in the June 30 issue of the journal Science on a better way to make a chemical intermediate called HMF from fructose: fruit sugar. Chemical intermediates are compounds that are the raw material for many modern plastics, drugs and fuels.
November 16, 2005
A team of health and climate scientists at UW–Madison and the World Health Organization report in the journal Nature that the growing health impacts of climate change affect different regions in markedly different ways. Ironically, the places that have contributed the least to warming the Earth are the most vulnerable to the death and disease higher temperatures can bring.
February 21, 2005
Climate change will not only bring about a warmer world, it is also very likely to set the stage for an unhealthier one.
September 7, 2000
From sources as diverse as newspaper archives, transportation ledgers and religious observances, scientists have amassed lake and river ice records spanning the Northern Hemisphere that show a steady 150-year warming trend.