Brenda Ekwurzel

Brenda Ekwurzel

Brenda Ekwurzel is a senior climate scientist and the director of climate science at UCS. She has expertise on many aspects of climate variability, including the Arctic Ocean and sea ice, wildfires, groundwater, and coastal erosion. She holds a Ph.D. in isotope geochemistry from Columbia University (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory).

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Remember that despite this bitter chill, the planet is still heating up.(Photo: ClimateReanalyzer.org) Views
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Winter Storm Jayden, the Polar Vortex, and Climate Change: 3 Factors That Matter
Climate change can also bring extreme cold. Here are three things we think people need to know about Winter Storm Jayden, the latest polar vortex to engulf the country, and climate change 1. Many US residents will face one of the coldest air masses in decades Winter storm Jayden was given a name on...
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The jet stream and polar vortex on January 3, 2018. (Photo: Map from the University of Maine Climate Change Institute.) Views
Thursday, January 04, 2018
The Polar Vortex, Winter Storm Grayson, and Climate Change: What’s the Connection?
Forecasters are trotting out “ polar vortex ” and atypical terms like “ Nor’easter bomb ” and “ bombogenesis .” These words signal the unusual and dangerous conditions forecast for winter storm Grayson and their implications for the southeast US, mid-Atlantic, and eventually New England and beyond...
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Highly vetted information from the IPCC is key for our nation’s risk assessments. Views
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
US Abandons Global Science Leadership, Zeroes Out IPCC Funding
In stark contrast to the leadership role the US has historically contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the enacted 2017 U.S. Budget zeroes out funding for the institution. U.S. Contribution to the IPCC (2005-2017). Data Source: IPCC http://bit.ly/2uAmEm3; Rachel...
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