The Global Famine was one of the worst humanitarian disasters in history, killing as many people as World War II. A new analysis suggests it could happen again, only worse because of climate change.
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Scientists at Columbia’s Earth Institute are using simulations to test how well different methods protect coastal areas from hurricanes and sea level rise.
By enhancing climate models, a project will help to improve forecasts of intense hurricanes like Hurricane Florence.
In the U.S., some 2,000 high hazard dams are in need of repairs. A project from the Columbia Water Center is helping to identify the most hazardous ones.
A project that anticipates how people will move in response to environmental changes could help to bolster social and humanitarian support for countries in crisis.
Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy has analyzed how the proposal would affect the U.S. economy and emissions, as well as low-income households.
Rising temperatures and humidity could make summers unbearable in the southeastern U.S. and beyond, according to a study published in December.
Columbia’s Center for Climate Systems Research is building a network analysis program that can pinpoint trouble spots in the global food trade system.
Past warm periods indicate that even the Paris Agreement’s limits on global warming could have catastrophic consequences over the long-term.
Billions of people in thousands of cities around the world will soon be at risk from climate-related heat waves, droughts, flooding, food shortages and energy blackouts by mid-century, but many cities are already taking action to blunt such effects, says a new report from a consortium of international organizations.