Jason Vargo, an assistant scientist with the Global Health Institute and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is in the news.
Smithsonian.com interviewed him for “Humans Are Becoming ‘Metro Sapiens.'” “(‘Metro sapiens’) embraces this idea that to make it on this planet we’re going to have to adopt urbanism to help us minimize our environmental impact on the planet,” Vargo said.
Scientific American also looked to Vargo in its story “How People Make Summer Hotter,” about new work by Jason Schatz and Christopher Kucharik from the Nelson Institute. They looked at how neighborhood temperatures vary in Madison. Vargo and Schatz will use the temperature information to look at hospital admission and crime.