Climate Change

Iowa Now Minute - 2/26

Iowa Now Minute - 2/26/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday.
Ingrid Ukstins Peate and a student overlook the Laguna Lejia area.

Researcher finds Chilean clues to Earth's climate change history

Sediment samples from an Andean lake can fill in data about the Younger Dryas
A picturesque Chilean lake may hold the clues to one of Earth's largest climate change events, and give scientists predictions about future climate change. A group of University of Iowa researchers digs through the evidence.
UI alum James Hansen reflects on working with Van Allen

Climate pioneer James Hansen reflects on working with Van Allen

Alumnus earned bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees from UI
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.
State of Iowa climate illustration

What do 'heat waves' and 'big freezes' have in common?

Iowa Climate Festival on April 26 includes climate talks, activities for children
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.

Live web stream of severe weather symposium

Event examines economic impact
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."

Symposium addresses adapting to extreme weather in Iowa

December event will examine costs of climate change in the state
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.

Climate change is in the air

Thorne to discuss climate change as a global public health problem
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.”