Jonathan Patz in auditorium with giant curved screen

Patz Presents on Planetary Health

"Treatment for Today's Climate Emergency Can Save Way More Lives Than We Ever Imagined"

cows in Brazil

Cattle Laundering in Brazilian Amazon

Gibbs Lab finds that hard-to-monitor cattle trade sparks increased burning of forest.

Health Costs of Climate Change map

Health Costs of Climate Change

U.S. climate-related events in 2012 cause over $10 billion in health-related costs.

Nemet Book Cover photo - sunset and solar panels

How Solar Energy Became Cheap

Greg Nemet's new book tells the story of solar: the long road to economic viability and the lessons learned that could speed the progress of other low-carbon technology.

Latest News

May 18, 2020
Prof. Jonathan Patz Presents, "Without Reversing Environmental Damage, Mark your Calendars for the Next Pandemic"
This was for the Earth Leadership Program, This Changes Everything: Sustainability Science in a Post-COVID-19 World, May 12, 2020
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May 12, 2020
Prof. Holly Gibbs Awarded H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship
Holly is one of eleven UW faculty 2020-21 recipients. The fellowships recognize faculty within their first six years from promotion to a tenured position.
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Latest Publications

2020 · Philosophical Transactions B
Mapping co-benefits for carbon storage and biodiversity to inform conservation policy and action
AUTHOR(S): Soto-Navarro, C., C. Ravilious, A. Arnell, X. de Lamo, M. Harfoot , S. L. L. Hill, O. R. Wearn, M. Santoro, A. Bouvet, S. Mermoz, T. Le Toan, J. Xia, S. Liu, W. Yuan, S. A. Spawn, H. K. Gibbs, S. Ferrier, T. Harwood, R. Alkemade, A. M. Schipper, G. Schmidt-Traub, B. Strassburg, L. Miles, N. D. Burgess and V. Kapos

2020 · Nature Climate Change
Protecting Irrecoverable Carbon in Earth’s Ecosystems
AUTHOR(S): Goldstein, A., W. R. Turner, S.A. Spawn, K.J. Anderson-Teixeira, S. Cook-Patton, J. Fargione, H.K. Gibbs, B. Griscom, J.H. Hewson, J.F. Howard, J.C. Ledezma, S. Page, L.P. Koh, J. Rockström, J. Sanderman, D. Hole

2020 · JAMA
A Low-Carbon Future Could Improve Global Health and Achieve Economic Benefits
AUTHOR(S): Patz, J.A., V.J. Stull, and V.S. Limaye