Climate Change

Peter Strand taking a sample from a rock outcrop next to the Khumbu Icefall above Everest Base Camp

UMaine researchers take part in National Geographic, Rolex Expedition to Mt. Everest

An international team of scientists, climbers and storytellers, led by the National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University, and supported in partnership with Rolex, conducted a scientific expedition to Mount Everest, believed to be the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to the mountain in history. The multidisciplinary team installed the two highest weather stations in the […]

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Vice talks with Gill, Sandweiss about surviving climate crisis

Vice cited University of Maine scientists Jacquelyn Gill and Dan Sandweiss in its article “Actually Humans Probably Will Survive the Climate Crisis.” Vice referenced a March tweet by Gill: “With the fossil record, the Earth is literally teaching us how to get through this. That makes me want to roll up my sleeves.” The paleoecologist […]

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Climate Reanalyzer cited in article by The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News cited the University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer in the article “It’s a lock: A warm, sunny, dry weekend is heading our way.” In addition to discussing the upcoming weather for the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area, the article reported the Arctic Ocean will continue this month to experience record warm temperatures […]

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Seacoast Online previews climate change lecture by Gill

Seacoast Online previewed a lecture by Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine, titled “Of Mice and Mammoths: Ice Age Perspectives on Climate Change, Extinction, and Resilience.” Gill’s lecture will be at 6 p.m. in the Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve, and is part of the […]

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WABI reports on World Climate Negotiation Simulation

WABI (Channel 5) reported students at Orono High School were the latest to participate in a simulation designed to get students thinking about climate change. University of Maine graduate students have been bringing the World Climate Negotiation Simulation to schools around the state. During the simulation, students role play as leaders of nations from around […]

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Birkel among presenters at Watersheds 2.0 talk, Piscataquis Observer reports

The Piscataquis Observer reported Sean Birkel, Maine State Climatologist and a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, will speak as part of the presentation “Watersheds 2.0” from 6–8 p.m. May 31 at the Masonic Lodge in Greenville. Birkel and others will discuss the history of watershed formation, how water moves […]

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Hamlin, Harrington speak with WVII about lobster research

WVII (Channel 7) interviewed scientists at the University of Maine’s Aquaculture Research Center about how increased water temperature and acidity may be affecting Maine’s lobsters. “We know that ocean acidification is increasing. We know that temperature is increasing. We’re trying to look at these end-century predicted temperatures and pHs,” said Heather Hamlin, an associate professor […]

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Negotiate an international climate change agreement at the Hutchinson Center

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to sit at a table negotiating climate policy with nearly 200 representatives from countries throughout the world? University of Maine graduate students Anna McGinn and Will Kochtitzky, who attended the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland last December, will facilitate a two-hour, interactive simulation […]

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