Last week, a rare October tornado touched down for 10 minutes on Madison’s east side. Although classified as a relatively weak EFF 0 cyclone, the twister still managed to wipe out a car repair shop and damaged several buildings in its brief and unseasonable run. University of Wisconsin researcher Leigh Orf studies and models this […]
The Perpetual Notion Machine has done a fair share of episodes dealing with climate change. And tonight’s show is no exception, considering that the U.S. opted out of the Paris Climate Agreement. So, PNM’s Lincoln Tice talks with UW-Madison’s Jonathan Martin, a professor and chair of atmospheric and oceanic sciences. His research specialty is mid-latitude […]
Eleven years ago, Heather Mann had a nice career going here in Madison. She was the founder and director of the Center for Resilient Cities, an environmental advocacy group with a national reach. Heather and her husband, Dave, were well established in the Madison area, with a close circle of friends, and Heather was learning […]
Saturday is Earth Day, and is also shaping up to be a busy day for activists, featuring not one, but two marches in downtown Madison. The first, the Madison March for Science kicks off at 1:00 p.m. at James Madison Park and ends up at UW’s Science Hall. The second, the Madison Climate March, begins […]
“Hope and Renewal in the Age of the Apocalypse” that’s the theme of the Nelson Institute’s 11th Annual Earth Day Conference scheduled to take place this year on April 18th. Conference speaker Kyle Davis joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio this morning. Kyle is an atmospheric scientist specializing in statistical models […]
Steve Vavrus, Senior Scientist at the Nelson Institute for Climatic Research, discusses consequences of climate change for the Great Lakes region.