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Steve Running

Guest opinion: Global warming makes firefighting more dangerous

As former Montana smokejumpers we are increasingly alarmed by the severity, size, and expense of wildfires. The weather this year in Montana might give false hope to those who think weather and climate are the same. But climate is about trends and scientists say that those trends are proving…

September 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Obama climate initiative gets mixed reviews in Montana

Obama climate initiative gets mixed reviews in Montana

MISSOULA — President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined his plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the nation for a future of stronger weather stirred by warming temperatures.

June 25, 2013 7:30 pm Related Loading…
UM scientists working to reopen Montana climate office

UM scientists working to reopen Montana climate office

MISSOULA — A team of scientists at the University of Montana is looking for state approval and eventual funding to reopen Montana’s defunct state climate office, saying new technology could help local producers keep tabs on global competition and drive commodity prices.

February 17, 2013 11:00 amLoading…
UM scientists on climate office

UM scientists on climate office

Jared Oyler, Steve Running, Ashley Ballantyne and Kelsey Jencso, from left, are among the team of scientists at the University of Montana hoping to reopen a state climate office. Vacant for nearly 20 years, a state climate office could help a wide number of people, from farmers and ranchers …

February 17, 2013 10:26 amLoading…

Will the country warm to climate change?

A recent panel discussion on climate change only reinforces the notion that the United States lacks the political will to do much about a growing environmental threat, despite mounting evidence that the planet is warming because of human activity.

July 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Speakers provide international spin on climate change

With rivers flooding and record snowpack recorded in the mountains, this is a tough year to convince people that human-caused global warming will eventually melt Montana's glaciers and parch the landscape, says noted climate scientist Steve Running.

June 01, 2011 5:46 pmLoading…

UM’s Running meets with Land Board

HELENA — Steve Running, the University of Montana climate change specialist who shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, didn’t mince words Tuesday in describing the importance of the decision whether to lease millions of tons of state coal for possible development.

December 09, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Science provides basis for action on climate change

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a landmark climate and energy bill, taking a critical first step in addressing the threats that the United States faces from the ever-increasing impacts of global warming that we scientists have repeatedly warned about for decades - but it is…

July 11, 2009 10:15 pmLoading…

Global warming drying Montana

BUTTE - Montana will have shorter winters, dry and hot summers and larger forest fires as a result of global climate change, a Nobel laureate says.

March 22, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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