The Program on Climate Change Winter Welcome 2020. In the Time Before.
On 25 February 2020, 80 climate scientists, educators and staff from across campus gathered in person to celebrate much that was new in the community for 2019/2020. What we did not realize at the time was that this was going to be one of the last face-to-face interactions we could have as a community for months.Read more
Polar bears in Baffin Bay skinnier, having fewer cubs due to less sea ice
Kristin Laidre, a UW professor of aquatic and fishery sciences recently published a new study shoing that polar bears are spending more time on land than they did in the 1990s due to reduced sea ice. Bears in Baffin Bay are getting thinner and adult females are having fewer cubs than when sea ice was more available.
Changes in the Madden-Julian Oscillation affect global precipitation
UW Atmospheric Sciences professor Daehyun Kim studies tropical weather patterns, and contributed to a recent paper in Nature which suggests that trends in decreased rainfall here in the Pacific Northwest may be linked to warming in the Western Pacific Ocean, near Indonesia.