As the world population continues to grow, global demand for food could increase dramatically by 2050. Yet the impacts of climate change threaten to decrease the quantity and quality of our food supplies.
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Yutian Wu, an atmospheric scientist seeking to understand how the rapid decline of Arctic sea ice will impact North American weather extremes, is the Center’s newest Fellow.
Researchers survey the damage to Puerto Rico’s forests in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Ecologist Maria Uriarte investigates the effects of Hurricane Maria on the forests of Puerto Rico, and how long-term climate change may affect them.
From 2030 to 2050, climate change impacts may cause 250,000 more deaths globally each year. Here’s why.
Chia-Ying Lee, a scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, studies the structure and intensity evolution of tropical cyclones and how these are influenced by climate change.
A new study projects that in coming decades the effects of high humidity in many areas may surpass humans’ ability to work or, in some cases, even survive.
They’re rare but can be dangerous, as demonstrated by Medicane Numa’s destruction in Greece last week.
If a serious cyclone were to strike Mumbai, the results could be catastrophic, says a study underway at Columbia.
The White House may deny that climate change is happening, but the Department of Defense has been taking action for years to avoid and adapt to climate-related disasters.