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.
By funding public transportation, limiting parking and preserving the walkability of neighborhoods, the State Smart Transportation Initiative argues, cities and states can reduce congestion better than if they only plan for cars.
The Sixth Annual High School Global Public Health Day, co-hosted by GHI, opens doors to new career possibilities and new awareness of all the factors that determine health in Wisconsin and the world.
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.
As part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Social Justice Series, GHI Director Jonathan Patz discussed the effect climate change will have on global health and the environment.
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.
Apply now for 2019 global health grants for faculty, staff, clinicians and graduate students. New categories this year. All disciplines are welcome.
The initiative will seek to improve the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by hosting Native elders on campus for extended visits and educational exchanges.
April 16, 2019: With its 15th annual Global Health Symposium, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute explores “Health in the Balance: Acting Now for a Healthy Tomorrow.”
Here & Now’s Robin Young spoke with GHI Advisory Committee member Gregory Nemet.
In an opinion piece, GHI Advisory Committee member Richard Keller says downplaying the casualties from natural disasters undermines future preparations.
GHI Director Jonathan Patz said the study is consistent with recent work by other scientists, including his own recent research on heat waves and hospital admissions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over a 17-year period.
October 18: GHI invites you to Building Community 2018, an annual event that brings together the greater global health community and looks toward new opportunities to ensure health and well-being for all.
Among the hundreds of events offered during the Wisconsin Science Festiva, four in-depth discussions in Madison on some of the most significant challenges science is addressing — and universal questions science is answering.
October 30: GHI Associate Director Lori DiPrete Brown will give a Global Health Tuesday talk about the future directors of global health education and UW-Madison’s role.
“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.”
Co-sponsored by the School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Public Health, and School of Veterinary Medicine, the Lunch and Learn Series is free and open to all health science faculty, staff and students.
Now in its eighth year, the science festival continues to grow. Nearly 100 unique venues are hosting activities statewide, with half the counties in Wisconsin represented.