climate change http://wemu.org en When It Rains, It Pours: Local Efforts To Contain Floodwaters http://wemu.org/post/when-it-rains-it-pours-local-efforts-contain-floodwaters <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152003864&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-description">Water is life-giving, but too much, too fast is destructive. Climate change is causing more severe rainstorms, creating challenges for both homeowners and municipal governments.</div><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 David Fair & Barbara Lucas 46567 at http://wemu.org When It Rains, It Pours: Local Efforts To Contain Floodwaters Issues Of The Environment: The Ann Arbor Chapter Of 'Citizens Climate Lobby' http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-ann-arbor-chapter-citizens-climate-lobby <p></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:13:18 +0000 David Fair 45815 at http://wemu.org Issues Of The Environment: The Ann Arbor Chapter Of 'Citizens Climate Lobby' U-of-M Professor Co-Wrote Midwest Chapter Of National Climate Assessment http://wemu.org/post/u-m-professor-co-wrote-midwest-chapter-national-climate-assessment <p>The Director of the University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Insitute was the lead co-author of the portion of the latest National Climate Assessment dealing with the Midwest.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The report was presented Tuesday at the White House.</p><p></p><p>Dr. Donald Scavia says the Midwest will continue to experience warming and increased average precipitation.&nbsp; The region will also see more frequent intense spring rainstorms, and may experience drier summers.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 06:58:19 +0000 Bob Eccles 45455 at http://wemu.org U-of-M Professor Co-Wrote Midwest Chapter Of National Climate Assessment EMU Students Compete In Climate Change-Themed Art Contest http://wemu.org/post/emu-students-compete-climate-change-themed-art-contest <p>Eastern Michigan University students are eligible to enter an art competition with a climate change theme and a $750 prize.&nbsp;</p><p>EMU's AMP! student organization is sponsoring the contest, called "The Elapsing City".</p><p></p><p></p><p>Graduate student Mei Mei four phenomenon of climate change are offered as themes: Desertification, Loss of Arctic Sea Ice, Sea Level Rise, and Ocean Acidification.<br /><br />"The artwork must reflect at least two of the four phenomenon," she says.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:10:53 +0000 Bob Eccles 44168 at http://wemu.org EMU Students Compete In Climate Change-Themed Art Contest Issues of the Environment: Expect More Snow And Frigid Temperatures To Come http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-expect-more-snow-and-frigid-temperatures-come <div>Had enough of the cold and snow already? It has been the snowiest January in this area in history. Add in the polar vortex and frigid temperatures, and it's been a somewhat trying winter. Why is it happening, and will it continue to happen in winters to come?&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132042908&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This week on <em>Issues of the Environment</em>&nbsp;our&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">guest is &nbsp;<a href="http://www.emich.edu/iess/faculty.php">Dr. Tom </a></span><a href="http://www.emich.edu/iess/faculty.php">Kovacs,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Associate Professor of Meteorology at Eastern Michigan University.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Kovaks teaches courses on the effects of climate change on weather and will discuss the consequences for our county.</span></div><div> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:35:15 +0000 David Fair 40834 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Expect More Snow And Frigid Temperatures To Come Climate Change Town Hall Hosted at U of M http://wemu.org/post/climate-change-town-hall-hosted-u-m <p>About 100 climate experts and users of climate change information will gather at the University of Michigan on Tuesday for&nbsp; regional town hall on climate change.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p><a href="http://ncadac.globalchange.gov/">&nbsp; View the draft assessment</a></p><p></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:09:11 +0000 Andrew Cluley 25395 at http://wemu.org Climate Change Town Hall Hosted at U of M Issues of the Environment http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-387 <p>Sizing up the effects of climate change in our area.&nbsp; UofM research associate Evan Mallen is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:05:13 +0000 David Fair 19980 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars http://wemu.org/post/hockey-stick-and-climate-wars <p><a href="http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~mann/Mann/index.php" target="_blank">Dr. Michael Mann</a></p><p>Why do some people deny global warming? David talks to Dr. Michael Mann, author of &#39;<em>The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines</em>&#39; to try to understand why.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 13:16:51 +0000 David Fair 14251 at http://wemu.org The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars