Climate Change

Climate & Space 2019 expedition to Greenland

Climate & Space leads historic expedition to Greenland

Professor Perry Samson and a team of undergraduates and faculty from the University of Michigan, the University at Albany, and Virginia Tech will retrace the steps of a 1926 University of Michigan scientific expedition to Greenland. |Medium Read
A dust storm in Phoenix, Arizona. Credit: Daniel J Bryant/Getty

Soot, sulfate, dust and the climate — three ways through the fog

How much have aerosol particles slowed warming? Climate & Space Prof. Joyce Penner sets out priorities for a coordinated campaign of observations and modelling.|Short Read
Satellite photo of the Great Lakes. Photo: NASA

Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water levels on the Great Lakes

University of Michigan experts say the rapid transitions between extreme high and low water levels in the Great Lakes represent the “new normal.” |Short Read
Methane hot spot

Asst. Prof. Eric Kort discusses rising methane levels in new Wired article

“Is atmospheric methane increasing as a consequence of climate change, not of our direct emissions? Are some thresholds being passed? It is a wicked problem, but it’s not unsolvable.”|Short Read
Streets inundated by heavy rain in the city. Getty Images.

Opinion: Wave of flooding a wake-up call

'The set of global catastrophic events over the past month serve not only as warnings, but as a call to action.'|Short Read
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Tom Logan wins American Association of Geographers student paper award

U-M IOE PhD candidate, Tom Logan, has won the 2019 American Associate of Geographers (AAG) J. X. Kasperson Student Paper Award from the Hazards, Risk, and Disasters section of AAG.|Short Read
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Seth Guikema and Thomas Chen win U.S. Public Health Service Engineering literary award

U-M IOE's Seth Guikema and Thomas Chen have won the 2019 Robert C Williams Engineering Literary Award from the U.S. Public Health Service. |Short Read
Volker Sick, director of the Global CO2 Initiative, speaks during a workshop on the Techno-Economic and Life Cycle Assessment (TEA/LCA) Guidelines for CO2 utilization technologies, a tool to evaluate various approaches to this strategy to mitigate climate change. Joseph Xu

An international effort launches to determine best CO2 utilization technologies

Economic and environmental guidelines will support new industries and climate solutions.|Medium Read
Artistic rendering of an electric vertical takeoff and landing taxi cruising through an urban center. Image credit: Dave Brenner/University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability.

A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

Fully loaded flying cars could outperform gasoline-powered ground vehicles by as much as 52 percent.|Medium Read
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The race to zero carbon emissions

When the only number that matters is zero, this climate summit asked participants to leave their preconceptions about acceptable solutions at the door.|Medium Read
People walking outside ice caves. Photo: Getty Images

Great Lakes ice cover forecasts: A new approach enables local predictions

New approach can reliably predict months in advance whether ice will form in a given winter, as well as the timing of ice onset.|Medium Read
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The Future is Carbon Neutral

Prof. Stephen Forrest is co-chair of U-M’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality as part of U-M’s commitment to combat climate change and craft a sustainable future for all.|Long Read