Quoted in Mercury Newspaper Article on Sea Level and South SF Bay

Here is a new article in the San Jose Mercury News with some quotes based on our new work on sea level rise and marshes in the southern San Francisco Bay. How Drawbridge is drowning — and what it means for our future How Drawbridge is drowning — and what it means for our futureContinue reading “Quoted in Mercury Newspaper Article on Sea Level and South SF Bay”

LA Weekly on Our New PLoS 1 Paper regarding Climate Change and Fire

LA Weekly published and article on our new PLoS 1 paper on climate change in California and the Southwest. http://www.laweekly.com/news/study-probes-connection-between-climate-change-fires-8766855 You can see the scientific paper here – http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0186282 Loisel J, MacDonald GM, Thomson MJ (2017) Little Ice Age climatic erraticism as an analogue for future enhanced hydroclimatic variability across the American Southwest. PLoS ONEContinue reading “LA Weekly on Our New PLoS 1 Paper regarding Climate Change and Fire”

Time Magazine Interview on California Fires

I was recently interviewed by Time Magazine on the 2017 California wildfire season.  The combination of high precipitation in the winter promoting much fine fuel growth, the long period since last significant rainfall and the high summer temperatures being experiences in Southern California have produced a dangerous situation.  The main unknown in the equation isContinue reading “Time Magazine Interview on California Fires”

AAG Presidential Column – The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer Glen M. MacDonald October 5, 2016 The Long, Hot Summer2016-10-05T15:29:25+00:00 Featured News, President’s Column 0 Comments It has been a long, hot summer. In July, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released its analysis of global temperatures for the first six months of 2016. Each of these months has setContinue reading “AAG Presidential Column – The Long, Hot Summer”

International Press Coverage on Drought Study

Wow! Our drought study – MacDonald, G. M., Moser, K.A., Bloom, A. M., Potito, A.P., Porinchu, D.F., Holmquist, J.R., Hughes, J. and Kremenetski, K.V. 2016. Prolonged California aridity linked to climate warming and Pacific sea surface temperature. Nature.Com/Sci. Rep. 6, 33325;  http://www.nature.com/articles/srep33325 – garnered international press coverage in print, online, television and radio. It wasContinue reading “International Press Coverage on Drought Study”

New Study on Drought by MacDonald Lab

I was the lead author on a new study of California drought based on using lake sediment records from the Sierra Nevada to look at how past climate warming has impacted the Pacific Ocean and California hydroclimate. This work took many years and was a real team effort between the MacDonald Lab’s graduate students andContinue reading “New Study on Drought by MacDonald Lab”

KQED Article on Lake Mead and California’s Water

I was recently interviewed for a Water Deeply  article on what the falling levels of Lake Mead might mean to California in terms of water.  Clearly not a good situation in store for us here in Southern California if present trends continue. Here is the KQED Public Broadcasting Link  – http://ww2.kqed.org/science/2016/06/21/what-lake-meads-record-low-means-for-california/  

Glen MacDonald Quoted on Marketplace Regarding Climate Change and Wild Fires

I was quoted on Marketplace today regarding climate change and wild fires. You can read (and listen) to the story here  – http://www.marketplace.org/2016/05/16/world/fire-season-arrives-could-be-hottest-year-ever