Extreme Drought in Tropical South America

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Research from Amir Erfanian, Dr. Guiling Wang, and Lori Fomenko at the University of Connecticut recently discussed the severity of the 2016 drought over tropical South America. One of three 100-year events in the past decade, the most recent drought was also the most severe and led to widespread shortages in water storage and vegetation damage throughout […]

Unusual Warming in Alaska

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A recent study led by Dr. John Walsh, Chief Scientist at the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, found that the record warm 2015/16 Alaskan cold season could become the new normal by mid-century. The findings were recently published in Journal of Climate in a paper entitled, “The Exceptionally Warm Winter […]

Sea Level Rise Migration

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New research by Dr. Mathew Hauer, Director of the Applied Demography Program at the University of Georgia, focuses on Sea Level Rise (SLR) and its potential impacts on the US population landscape. His work was recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change under the title, “Migration induced by sea-level rise could reshape the US population […]

Hurricane Forecasting in a Warming Climate

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A recent study by Dr. Kerry Emanuel, professor and co-director of the Lorenz Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), looked into how global warming may complicate hurricane forecasting in the future. The findings were published in an article titled, “Will Global Warming Make Hurricane Forecasting More Difficult?” in the March 2017 edition of the Bulletin […]

Poverty and Climate Change

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New research from Dr. Stephane Hallegatte, Lead Economist at the World Bank Group – Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and Dr. Julie Rozenberg, Economist at the World Bank Sustainable Development Group looks into climate change from an economic perspective. In particular, they focused on the implications and impacts for the global population […]