T.J. Fudge studies glaciers and past climate focusing on Antarctic ice cores. He grew up on a small island in California and is drawn to questions about how future climate change will impact sea level. Fudge look at records from the past decades to the past tens of thousands of years recorded in the ice sheet to better understand how our climate system and ice sheets evolve. He chooses to work at the University of Washington, in part, because of the amazing natural laboratory that surrounds him here.