The world’s growing population means global demand for food could increase dramatically by 2050. Yet the impacts of climate change threaten our food supplies.
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Columbia’s Center for Climate Systems Research is building a network analysis program that can pinpoint trouble spots in the global food trade system.
A new study co-authored by Maureen Raymo calculates that if we eat half as many burgers and steaks each week, it could have a profound effect on carbon emissions and the environment.
Three oceanographers from Lamont-Doherty discuss how changes in ocean temperatures and chemistry impact marine life and food security.
A study co-authored by Michael Puma found food security risks for the entire globe hiding in the water use practices of major food producing nations.
Michael J. Puma, a Center for Climate and Life Fellow, discusses his new study on groundwater depletion worldwide and the implications for food security.
Securing the nation’s food supply is a major step toward making the U.S. and the world more resilient in the face of increasing uncertainty.
Figuring out how the global food system might respond to disturbances will ensure that everyone has safe, reliable access to the food they need.
As excess carbon dioxide is absorbed into the oceans, it is starting to have profound effects on marine life, from oysters to tiny snails at the base of the food chain.
Using tree rings, a new drought atlas maps the reach and severity of dry and wet periods across Europe and the Mediterranean over the past 2,000 years.
A new study finds that the Horn of Africa is drying at a rate that is both unusual in the context of the past 2,000 years and in step with human-influenced warming.
Ancient pollen is providing new insights into historic droughts in Southern California, including how a series of mega-droughts that changed the ecological landscape.
Since the late 1980s, the Southern Ocean’s rate of CO2 uptake appeared to have stagnated, alarming scientists. New data shows a recovery.
To understand the impact on the Amazon as global warming produces more intense and frequent droughts, we need to understand its water and carbon cycles.
A new study finds that global warming has measurably worsened the ongoing California drought and holds warnings for the future.
A new study of tree rings from Mongolia dating back more than 1,000 years confirms that recent warming in central Asia has no parallel in any known record.
During the second half of the 21st century, the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains will face drought worse than anything seen in times ancient or modern, a new study says.
A team of scientists has published the most comprehensive picture yet of how acidity levels vary across the world’s oceans.