June 25, 2020 | BBC
Steve Vavrus, senior scientist with the Nelson Institute's Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was recently interviewed this week by BBC World Service Radio about the Arctic heat wave.
June 9, 2020 | UW-Madison
Recent UW–Madison research, as well as experiences throughout Wisconsin and beyond, have shown that existing storm water and flood control infrastructure is inadequate in the face of increases in extreme rainfall. Existing rainfall design statistics are already more than a decade old and seriously underestimate current and future rainfall conditions in Wisconsin due to rapid climate change. The Wisconsin Rainfall Project will use cutting-edge science to produce both “present-day” and “future climate” rainfall statistics, and will create a community of practice to promote the integration of the best science and engineering knowledge regarding climate change and extreme rainfall into infrastructure design and management. The Wisconsin Rainfall Project will be the first major effort of the newly formed Infrastructure Working Group of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), which has been founded to push WICCI’s prior successes into the critical emerging area of climate and infrastructure.
March 11, 2020
February 17, 2020 | Spectrum News 1
Feng He discussed how the rising ocean temperatures are forcing ice to melt quicker than the rising air temperature. Especially in the Antarctic, where a large portion of the ice is underwater. He pointed out that if Antarctic Ice Sheet starts to melt, that’ll cause very large and fast sea level rise, and all the infrastructure probably won't have enough time to accommodate that.
February 13, 2020 | The Badger Herald
A University of Wisconsin climate scientist said climate change affects Wisconsin forests, during a lecture for the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research Symposium on Thursday.