Climate Science, Collaboration, and Community
What We Do
Provide a framework for intense cross-disciplinary collaboration that furthers and supports research and education in climate science
Compelling animations show “Hot Times in the Arctic” explained by Cecilia Bitz, PCC’s new director, in NY Times
March 14, 2018
Cecilia Bitz, PCC’s Director and UW Atmospheric Scientist, contributed her perspective on recent alarming warming in the Arctic in an opinion piece in the NY Times. See the warming in the two animations of surface temperature, on YouTube https://youtu.be/GiTsSJZIeUE and https://youtu.be/nwvjYuEyAaU .
Building Relationships to Promote Science-Based Decision Making
PCC graduate students from ESS (Taryn Black and Emma Kahle) and ATMOS (Michael Diamond) worked with the Union of Concerned Scientists to host a very successful event to train scientists to talk to policymakers. Inspired by the angst expressed by climate scientists during the PCC Climate Conversations last winter, this event created a pathway for action and for sharing research and science skill outside of academia.
Ice-sheets in the Northern Hemisphere drove climate variability in the Southern Hemisphere
A new study by PCC community members, Eric Steig and Brad Markle, is out in Nature. The team, led by researchers at University of Colorado, Boulder , demonstrated that climate variability in the Southern Hemisphere was forced by ice-sheet topography in the Northern Hemisphere.