Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprise

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprise

New report by several federal agencies and the National Academies calls for the development of an early warning system to help society better anticipate the often unforeseen and potentially calamitous impacts of climate change.

Professor and Chair Laurence C. Smith is one of the 14 leading scholars in this report, Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprise.

(UCLA Newsroom)

Global Warming on KCBS 740AM San Francisco

Global Warming on KCBS 740AM San Francisco

Geography Graduate student Scott Stephenson featured on KCBS 740 AM in San Francisco, CA on global warming.

(UCLA Newsroom)

Professor John Agnew named as AAAS fellow

Professor John Agnew named as AAAS fellow

Three UCLA scholars, including distinguished professor of geography John Agnew, have been selected as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. Members are chosen for their distinguished efforts to advance science applications.

Pair sheds new light on L.A.'s claim to neon fame

Pair sheds new light on L.A.'s claim to neon fame

The LA Times on the history of the first neon sign in Los Angeles, undertaken by visiting professor Dydia DeLyser with extensive research done in the department Air Photo Archives.

Tracking Record Atlantic Ice Melt

Tracking Record Atlantic Ice Melt

Professor and Vice Chair Larry Smith tracks record Arctic ice melt in Greenland.

Professor Carney will receive AAG Award

Professor Carney will receive AAG Award

Professor Judy Carney will receive the Association of American Geographer's (AAG) Distinguished Scholarship Honors.

What Killed Off the Wooly Mammoths?

What Killed Off the Wooly Mammoths?

Professor Glen MacDonald featured in Discover Magazine on the impact of humans and climate in What Killed Off the Wooly Mammoths?

Editor's Choice Award for Graduate Student

Editor's Choice Award for Graduate Student

Graduate student McKenzie Skiles receives an Editor's Choice award for her paper, Dust radiative forcing in snow of the Upper Colorado River Basin: 2. Interannual variability in radiative forcing and snowmelt rates, published in Water Resources Research.

Switzer Foundation Fellowship Awarded

Switzer Foundation Fellowship Awarded

Congratulations to graduate student Michael Antos, who was selected to receive a Switzer Environmental Fellowship by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation.

This year, the Switzer Foundation awarded 22 Fellowships "for emerging environmental leaders who are pursuing graduate degrees and are dedicated to positive environmental change in their careers."

End of the Little Ice Age in the Alps

End of the Little Ice Age in the Alps

Adjunct Professor Thomas Painter's recent work, End of the Little Ice Age in the Alphs forced by industrial black carbon, is published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).

Additional coverage: NPR || Scientific American || LA Times

Rim fire and cities in the west

Rim fire and cities in the west

Professor, John Muir Chair, and IoES Director Glen MacDonald on the Rim Fire and its effects on cities in the west in the San Francisco Chronicle.

ESRI UC Map Gallery Winners

ESRI UC Map Gallery Winners

Graduate student Scott Stephenson's map, New Trans-Arctic shipping routes navigable by midcentury, wins Best Analytic Presentation at the ESRI International User Conference Map Gallery.

Credit to Scott Stephenson, Professor Laurence Smith, and Matt Zebrowski.