James Hansen visited the University of Iowa on Thursday, Oct. 16, to speak in the UI Public Policy Center’s “Meeting the Renewable Energy Challenge” symposium.
Faculty members across the University of Iowa campus are turning their attention to the impacts of climate change this month through a series of outreach initiatives.
Learn how climate change is affecting Iowa, as well as activities for children, at the Iowa Climate Festival Saturday, April 26, at the Museum of Natural History in Iowa City. The festival is part of a slew of activities on the University of Iowa campus to commemorate Earth Month.
The University of Iowa is co-sponsoring a symposium in Des Moines from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time today (Wednesday, Dec. 11) titled "Adapting to Weather Extremes: the Economic Impact in Iowa."
A symposium co-sponsored by the University of Iowa will examine the challenges and costs the state of Iowa faces in adapting to extreme weather. Speakers at the Dec. 11 event in Des Moines include scientists and the heads of the state departments of transportation, natural resources, agriculture, and other agencies.
Peter Thorne, UI professor and head of occupational and environmental health, will look at climate change from a public health angle in his Aug. 29 lecture, “Protecting Respiratory Health in a Changing Climate: David, Meet Goliath.”
The construction of dams and other manmade structures introduced over the years has made it difficult if not impossible to link frequent flooding in Texas to climate change.
Iowa seems to have become a state of extremes. Last year, record early warmth prompted fruit blossoming in March and corn planting in early April, only to be severely challenged by late freezes and widespread drought.
A University of Iowa law professor believes the legal ramifications of geo-engineering need to be thought through in advance and a global governance structure put in place soon to oversee these efforts.