Stories indexed under: Climate
- Thin clouds drove Greenland’s record-breaking 2012 ice melt April 3, 2013 If the sheet of ice covering Greenland were to melt in its entirety tomorrow, global sea levels would rise by 24 feet.
- Warming ‘seesaw’ turns extra sunlight into global greenhouse Feb. 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.
- Lake Mendota still officially open water Jan. 8, 2013 This is the time of year Lyle Anderson, office manager at the Wisconsin State Climatologists Office, “has a pair of binoculars pinned to his head ’round the clock,” according to John Young, state climatologist and emeritus atmospheric sciences professor.
- State climatologist: Drought continues in Madison area Nov. 27, 2012 Near-normal rains in October did little to alleviate the long-term drought that has gripped the Badger state since the spring, says State Climatologist John Young.
- Researchers outline food security, climate change road map Jan. 20, 2012 While last month's meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa, made incremental progress toward helping farmers adapt to climate change and reduce agriculture's climate footprint, a group of international agriculture experts urges scientists to lay the groundwork for more decisive action on global food security in environmental negotiations in 2012.
- Deep freeze has yet to hit Madison lakes Dec. 27, 2011 Wide swaths of lawn aren’t the only odd sight on campus this late in December. There is still all kinds of open water on either side of Madison’s isthmus, as ice has yet to take hold on lakes Mendota or Monona.