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.
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The Paraguay River is an essential lifeblood for the landlocked country that shares it name, but it can also be the source of deadly and costly floods. Now scientists are one step closer to predicting the likelihood for heavy rain weeks ahead of time.
And why should we care what causes a drought?
Columbia’s Center for Climate Systems Research is building a network analysis program that can pinpoint trouble spots in the global food trade system.
Rainfall predictions out to three weeks suggest the nation may get some relief from downpours that are hindering response and rebuilding.
New seasonal forecasting services could improve livelihoods for Bangladeshi farmers.
In Ethiopia, climate variability can have a big impact on food, water, and health. A system to monitor and predict climate will help to keep people safe.
The World Meteorological Organization’s Commission on Climatology recognizes a Columbia climate forecaster’s scientific contributions.
At meeting in mid-March, doctors, climate scientists, and global health specialists discussed how to tackle the health threats that climate change carries with it.
The project will focus on climate threats to food and nutrition in six developing countries, bringing research out of the lab and into the real world.