April 2014 News

In The News articles are short summaries written by our postdoctoral fellows of recently published work or news events that are relevant to Postdoctoral, graduate, or faculty research

Contributor(s): Adam Rosenblatt
In the provocative new book “Supply Shock,” ecological economist Brian Czech argues that perpetual economic growth is a doomed policy and that the world must transition to a steady state economy to curb over-exploitation of natural resources and climate change. Climate change is driven by...
Contributor(s): Adam Wilson
After much of the U.S. experienced an unusually long and cold winter, many ask whether climate change is still happening.  There has, in fact, been little change in global mean annual temperature since the early 2000s leaving scientists struggling to figure out where the heat associated with...
Contributor(s): Jonathan Mellor
A presumed benefit of global warming is the assumption that warmer winter temperatures might decrease excessive winter deaths (EWDs) common in temperate climates. EWDs are defined as the difference between the number of deaths in a region during winter months (December – March) and the average of...