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Tag: Climate and Health

  • Linda Fried: From Redefining Aging to Spearheading Research on Climate and Health

    Linda Fried: From Redefining Aging to Spearheading Research on Climate and Health

    She helped establish the nation’s first program in a school of public health that delves into the complexities of climate change’s health impacts, and she continues to be a leader in the field.

  • Key Takeaways From the 2020 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

    Key Takeaways From the 2020 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

    The report brings together experts from across the globe, including Melissa Lott, who examines the impacts of air pollution from the energy sector.

  • Jeffrey Shaman: What Makes the Flu Spread?

    Jeffrey Shaman: What Makes the Flu Spread?

    The onset of flu season each year comes as no surprise. But what is surprising is that we don’t know exactly how the flu spreads. Jeffrey Shaman is working on that.

  • From the Atmosphere to Asthma: Exploring the Field of Environmental Health

    The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development kicked off their Spring 2014 Speaker Series with Dr. Regina Santella, Center Director of the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, who spoke on the Center’s mission as well as her own research against deadly diseases.

  • Visualizing Malaria from Space

    Visualizing Malaria from Space

    Public health professionals are increasingly concerned about the impact climate variability and change can have on infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and bacterial meningitis. However, in order to study the relationships between climate and …

  • Climate and Public-Health Communities Train Together

    For the third year in a row, public-health professionals and climate scientists from around the world are visiting Columbia University’s Lamont campus, where the International Research Institute for Climate and Society is based, to learn how to use climate information to make better decisions for health-care planning and disease prevention. They’re taking part in the…

  • Creating More Useful Forecasts

    Seasonal forecasts can be effective tools for agricultural planners, water resources managers and other decision makers. For example, after torrential rains and floods wreaked havoc in the West African nation of Ghana in 2007, displacing some 400,000 people there, the regional office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies started using…

  • Using Climate Information for Humanitarian Assistance

    Using Climate and Weather Forecasts to Improve Humanitarian Decision Making

  • Climate and Meningitis in Africa

    A new Google Earth tour explores the link between climate and meningitis outbreaks in Africa.

Science for the Planet: In these short video explainers, discover how scientists and scholars across the Columbia Climate School are working to understand the effects of climate change and help solve the crisis.
  • Linda Fried: From Redefining Aging to Spearheading Research on Climate and Health

    Linda Fried: From Redefining Aging to Spearheading Research on Climate and Health

    She helped establish the nation’s first program in a school of public health that delves into the complexities of climate change’s health impacts, and she continues to be a leader in the field.

  • Key Takeaways From the 2020 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

    Key Takeaways From the 2020 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

    The report brings together experts from across the globe, including Melissa Lott, who examines the impacts of air pollution from the energy sector.

  • Jeffrey Shaman: What Makes the Flu Spread?

    Jeffrey Shaman: What Makes the Flu Spread?

    The onset of flu season each year comes as no surprise. But what is surprising is that we don’t know exactly how the flu spreads. Jeffrey Shaman is working on that.

  • From the Atmosphere to Asthma: Exploring the Field of Environmental Health

    The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development kicked off their Spring 2014 Speaker Series with Dr. Regina Santella, Center Director of the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, who spoke on the Center’s mission as well as her own research against deadly diseases.

  • Visualizing Malaria from Space

    Visualizing Malaria from Space

    Public health professionals are increasingly concerned about the impact climate variability and change can have on infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and bacterial meningitis. However, in order to study the relationships between climate and …

  • Climate and Public-Health Communities Train Together

    For the third year in a row, public-health professionals and climate scientists from around the world are visiting Columbia University’s Lamont campus, where the International Research Institute for Climate and Society is based, to learn how to use climate information to make better decisions for health-care planning and disease prevention. They’re taking part in the…

  • Creating More Useful Forecasts

    Seasonal forecasts can be effective tools for agricultural planners, water resources managers and other decision makers. For example, after torrential rains and floods wreaked havoc in the West African nation of Ghana in 2007, displacing some 400,000 people there, the regional office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies started using…

  • Using Climate Information for Humanitarian Assistance

    Using Climate and Weather Forecasts to Improve Humanitarian Decision Making

  • Climate and Meningitis in Africa

    A new Google Earth tour explores the link between climate and meningitis outbreaks in Africa.