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”

Quoted in Los Angeles Daily News Story on California Fires

Here is a story from the Los Angeles Daily News with some thoughts on the California wildfires this year and the resources needed to fight them. Give it a read – http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20160725/as-the-sand-fire-rages-on-heres-why-la-county-still-doesnt-have-superscoopers

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/  

AAG Presidential Column – The End(s) of Geography?

July 1, 2016 AAG Presidential Column – The End(s) of Geography? news.aag.org/2016/07/the-ends-of-geography/ SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TWITTER #PresidentAAG Serving as your President is a singular honor, but also one that is more than a little daunting. My trepidation arises from three sources. First, with the honor of being elected President comes the responsibility to ablyContinue reading “AAG Presidential Column – The End(s) of Geography?”

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    

Glen MacDonald to Speak on Drought at UC Irvine

Some Wider Perspectives on the Current California Drought Presented by Glen M. MacDonald, Ph.D. John Muir Memorial Chair of Geography, Director of the White Mountain Research Center and Distinguished Professor, UCLA Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lecture Light lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Location: UCI University Club Library (directions). The event is free and openContinue reading “Glen MacDonald to Speak on Drought at UC Irvine”

Drowning World – Photographic Arts and Climate Change Science at UCLA

Join us at UCLA on Thurs. May 12th for a blending of arts and sciences regarding climate change – Drowning World – Thursday, May 12, 2016 • 1-3 PM • UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall 200 D r o w n i n g W o r l d Presentation by Award-Winning Photojournalist Gideon Mendel FollowedContinue reading “Drowning World – Photographic Arts and Climate Change Science at UCLA”

Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

I was surprised and elated to receive word that I was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This organization was established in 1790 and has had a stellar membership ranging from Washington and Franklin and many other majors American figures. It has also included foreign figures such as Gladstone andContinue reading “Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences”