Kyle Armour
University of Washington
Kyle Armour

Kyle Armour, associate professor of Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences, served as a lead author in the recently published United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Over the past three years, Armour collaborated with roughly 200 scientists all over the globe in an effort to come to a common understanding about the climate crisis and the steps needed to stabilize it.

“Climate change is really widespread and intensifying and many of the changes are unprecedented in thousands of years,” said Armour to the Seattle Times. Armour added that climate change was affecting every region on Earth.

According to the report, which unequivocally states that the climate crisis is the direct result of human actions, many of the impacts of climate change are irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years. However, the report is hopeful that “strong and sustained reductions in the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases would limit climate change.”

Armour studies the dynamics of Earth’s climate through the analysis of observations and numerical simulations with climate models. He is part of the College of the Environment’s Future of Ice Initiative, and holds a joint associate professor position in the School of Oceanography and Department of Atmospheric Sciences. His research focuses on understanding recent and future sea ice changes, polar oceanography and global climate change. Recently, he has worked on a range of topics including an assessment of the reversibility of Arctic sea ice loss, the time-dependence of atmospheric feedbacks and regional climate predictability.

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