Climate Change

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Adam Matthew Hinterthuer

When the lakes are frozen, Madison is a winter wonderland. But reliable ice and deep snow are becoming the anomaly. We’re losing something magical. more

Feb 1, 2018 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 8 Comments


Baynard Woods

Thousands marching for evidence-based decision-making and protesting budget cuts for science is pretty cool. But are we also marching for scientists of the military-industrial complex? When we march, we should be clear what we are marching for. more

May 1, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been met with protests at every turn — first the Women’s March, then the airport sit-ins, then the general strikes. Now, scientists and climate activists are taking a turn. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Last week’s unseasonably warm temperatures reflect the impacts of climate change that are not so nice: flooded coastal cities, destructive storms and brutal heat waves. more

Feb 28, 2017 6:00 AM Citizen Dave

Most city operations in Madison could mostly run on renewable energy in as little as five years. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM News

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources removed language pointing to human-caused climate change on its website. Scientists at UW-Madison debunk the revised language in a public statement. more

Jan 9, 2017 12:16 PM News


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The Great Lakes have gotten publicity because they’re warming up. But data for those lakes dates back only a few decades. Data from Madison’s lakes, which are extremely well studied, also show a consistent climb in temperatures. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM News


Steven Potter

Sixth-graders at Blackhawk Middle School are getting some help from an unconventional source: Thanks to emcees at the Urban Community Arts Network, they are rapping about climate change. more

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

Climate change is already shifting and shrinking the terrain suitable for many birds to live and breed, UW-Madison researchers have discovered. more

Mar 17, 2016 5:00 AM News


Bryce Richter/UW-Madison

​The UW-Madison’s Biotron contains simulated environments of every climate on Earth except Antarctica. These “field stations” have helped astronauts grow food in space. more

Mar 2, 2016 3:43 PM News

Wisconsin environmental and health groups are pushing for a green Christmas this year — one that doesn’t include coal. The groups will hold a forum on the effects of burning coal Wednesday evening. more

Dec 8, 2015 9:44 AM News

​Several UW-Madison scientists have been leading the study of climate change. Next week in Paris, they’ll be urging world leaders to take action on the issue. more

Nov 25, 2015 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

On Dec. 3, the UW’s Center for the Humanities hosts Eric Cline, a real-life Indiana Jones who draws some disturbing parallels between ancient history and today’s global crises. more

Nov 25, 2015 5:00 AM Books