Each year, the Lancet Countdown tracks more than 40 indicators on links between health and climate change, and this year presents the most worrying outlook to date as key trends worsen. However, the latest report, …
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies are key supporters of the Global Climate and Health Summit taking place Saturday, December 7, at United Nations COP 25 climate change …
A new study published by an international team of researchers, including at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shows that many northern latitude lakes are at risk of experiencing some ice-free winters in the coming decades. In some places, lake ice will disappear altogether by the end of the century.
GHI Director Jonathan Patz explains the connection between climate change and human health and the research he’s been doing.
By 2030, Earth’s climate is expected to resemble that of the mid-Pliocene, going back more than 3 million years in geologic time. Without reductions in our greenhouse gas emissions, our climates by 2150 could compare to the warm and mostly ice-free Eocene, an epoch that characterized the globe 50 million years ago.
A UW-Madison team is advising on the design of a new bridge that will accommodate and encourage multiple modes of transportation in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. GHI Director Jonathan Patz offered his expertise on strategies for bike lanes.
As part of UW–Madison’s UniverCity Year partnership with Green County, a team from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s senior capstone design course is proposing a renewable energy system to help offset Juda School’s energy expenses by 25 percent.
GHI Director Jonathan Patz was a co-author on a recently published study on the impact of increasing greenhouse gas emissions on climate hazards. This research reveals that society faces a much larger threat from climate change than previous studies have suggested.
This fall semester, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) has welcomed seven new team members who are committed to ensuring health for all and helping spread the institute’s mission.
“Across campus and the planet, we work together to tackle health challenges,” GHI Director Jonathan Patz writes in the report’s introduction. “Together, we are working toward a more just, sustainable, and healthy world.”
The event will be held at Monroe High School Performing Arts Center. The evening will begin with a work session for community leaders directly involved in UniverCity Year projects. There will also be a networking session, a special appearance from Bucky Badger and an opportunity to share innovative solutions to local issues.
The Initiative for Health-Oriented Transportation (HOT) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute is now hiring a research associate. The successful candidate will join a global research program, Complete Urban Systems for Sustainability and …
A new study sheds light on the possible mental health implications of climate change. GHI Director Jonathan Patz also pointed to separate research showing how students living in hotter temperatures due to not having air conditioning during a heat wave performed more poorly on cognitive tests compared with their peers who lived in air-conditioned spaces during a heat wave.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have developed an accessible, online, interactive map of more than 70 million Zip+4 zip codes so that users can find data on socio-economic factors at the neighborhood level.
If you have any questions about what it means to participate, or help crafting your proposal, you should reach out to the Program’s Director, Gavin Luter.
The subjects of the eight projects selected for grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment are varied but all will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state.
When: Friday May 4th, 2018, 4:00 p.m. Where: Dejope Hall, Lake Mendota Room Help us celebrate the UniverCity Year Dane County partnership on May 4, 2018 at Dejope Hall. More than 350 students and 16 faculty members worked on …
When: Monday April 30th, 2018, 11:30am Where: Medical College of Wisconsin Alumni Center Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is professor & John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he …
Madison startup completing 100 solar setups in rural Africa