This year's record-breaking cold temperatures have pushed the climate change debate back to the forefront. Two University of Tennessee professors can put the extreme temperatures into context of climate change.

Joanne Logan, associate professor in biosystems engineering and soil sciences, is a climate expert who teaches climatology and is researching recent weather variability in Tennessee. She can be reached at [email protected] and 865-974-8803.

Kelsey Ellis, assistant professor in geography, researches the spatial and temporal trends of atmospheric hazards such as hurricanes and tornadoes. Much of her research analyzes the influence of cyclical climate changes and current trends in climate on these hazards. She can be reached at [email protected] and 865-974-6038.