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2019

January 23, 2019
As Climate Heats Up, Rising Rainfall Averages Hide Crop-Killing Droughts

Research performed in the Ethiopian highlands by SAGE scientists Michael Eggen and Mutlu Ozdogan shows that even in years with above average rainfall, crops can be severely reduced by drought early in the growing season, when seeds must sprout and get established. The research was published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. 

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January 08, 2019
Jonathan Patz Interviewed on WPR - Why Climate Change Is A Major Public Health Issue

Climate change has major consequences for public health. According to the 2015 Global Burden of Disease Report, air pollution causes approximately 7 million premature deaths per year. Our guest was a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for over a decade. Dr. Patz explains the connection between climate change and human health.

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