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War Against Natural Disasters: A Fight the Indian Military Can’t Win

Wildfires in Israel and Palestine – A fuel of conflict or an opportunity for building trust?

By Claire Palandri In July 2018, nine Columbia University graduate students traveled to Jordan and Israel to conduct fieldwork and explore the complex issues surrounding cooperation on environmental issues and managing shared natural resources. The course is a collaboration between Columbia University and the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University. This is… read more

by |August 15, 2018

Children Highly Vulnerable to Health Risks from Climate Change

Madeleine Thomson, a senior research scientist at IRI and a senior research scholar at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, is a co-editor of PLOS Medicine‘s special issue on Climate Change and Health. Articles in the issue cover climate-related impacts, adaptation and mitigation.

by |August 15, 2018
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The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack on Science

As of August 14, the federal government has attempted to censor, misrepresent, and otherwise stifle science over 150 times, according to the Sabin Center’s Silencing Science Tracker.

Global Climate Models For Public Health? Useful, But Not In The Way We Think

A new paper in PLOS Medicine argues that climate change projections are often misused in health impact studies: they are best suited for shaping public health policies, not for triggering operational actions on the ground.

by |August 15, 2018

Getting Warmer: Understanding Threats to Ocean Health

Two Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists affiliated with the Center for Climate and Life are leading research that examines some of the ways climate change affects the health of the ocean.

by |August 15, 2018