Climate Change

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.”

UI researcher finds human activity muddies causes of Texas floods

Texas is one of the most flood-prone states in the nation
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.
photo illustration of world map inside a test tube

The laws of global warming

How to regulate geo-engineering efforts to fight climate change?
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.