Georgine Yorgey

Why Hasn’t Spring Gotten Warmer?

Posted by Georgine Yorgey | April 23, 2013

Agriculture is a seasonal endeavor.  And so the weather during each season can profoundly impact farmers and the crops they produce.  Now, researchers at University of Idaho and Oregon State University are providing some new insights on how the seasonal climate has changed over the last century in the PNW, and how it might change over the next 50 years. Read more »

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When it comes to extreme weather, can speed make science more relevant to management? Or more risky?

Posted by Georgine Yorgey | October 11, 2012

Over the last several months, the idyllic weather we’ve had in western Washington has contrasted sharply with reports of heat waves in the Northeast, drought in the Midwest, and wildfires in the Western U.S. (including eastern Washington).  As I listened to news reports, I often wondered whether changes in climate have contributed to these events.  It turns out I’m not the only one wondering. Climatologists have been working to answer that very question. Using newly developed methods, they have been providing more insight into the connections between increased greenhouse gas concentrations and the likelihood of extreme weather events. Read more »

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