June 6, 2012
On June 6, 2012, Dr. Michael Notaro led a 1 1/2 hour seminar on "Wisconsin Climate Change" as part of the 50th Annual College Days event at UW-Madison. College Days offers an opportunity for individuals of all ages to experience college life, stay in the university dorms, and attend seminars taught by UW-Madison and UW-Extension faculty, staff, and community experts.
April 26, 2012
Nature magazine has highlighted a recent article by Dr. Steve Vavrus and his collaborator, Dr. Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University: "Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes". The paper describes how recent Arctic warming may be affecting weather in middle latitudes and is featured in Nature as a "Community Choice" for being among the most highly viewed scientific papers recently.
April 24, 2012
CCR Associate Director, Dr. Michael Notaro, was interviewed by the Badger Herald in April 2012 for the article, "Report: Wis. needs to implement climate change plans". In the interview, Dr. Notaro discussed climate change in Wisconsin and the need to develop adaptation strategies.
April 21, 2012
During the weekend of April 21-22, 2012, the Aldo Leopold Nature Center had the grand opening for its new climate change exhibit. CCR associate director, Dr. Michael Notaro, and CCR professor, Dr. Galen McKinley, volunteered as experts at the grand opening.
April 19, 2012
On April 19, 2012, CCR Associate Directory, Dr. Michael Notaro, spoke on the topic of Wisconsin climate change at the State Capitol for the Wisconsin Climate Change and Jobs Forum, organized by State Representative Brett Hulsey.
April 4, 2012
A news release from Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has highlighted the research of CCR postdoc, Dr. Feng He and professor Zhengyu Liu, based on the recent Nature article. This research study demonstrates the IPCC-type model to predict climate’s future can reproduce its past.
January 12, 2012
he Monroe Times printed an article, "Snow finally on its way", which included an interview with CCR Associate Director Dr. Michael Notaro. Dr. Notaro discussed observed and projected snowfall trends and the seasonal outlook for Wisconsin and the Midwest.
January 12, 2012
The Australian website, The Conversation, posted an article called, "How aboriginal burning changed Australia's climate". The article discusses the research of CCR affiliate Professor Karl-Heinz Wyrwoll, CCR associate director Dr. Michael Notaro, and CCR postdoc Dr. Guangshan Chen, as found in their 2011 article in Geophysical Research Letters. They investigated the influence of burning practices on the landscape and consequences to the Australian summer monsoon.
December 19, 2011
CCR Director, Professor Jack Williams, was interviewed by The Atlantic about what can be learned about climate change from the historical record, the importance of coalition research, and the methods of extracting ancient DNA to understand the response of plant and animal species to climate change.