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We Are International - the Americas


24 August 2020

This week we want to share with you our research stories from the Americas! Learn more about how our researchers and collaborators are working to solve the biggest environmental problems in North & South America in the links below.

Revealing the impact of more extreme heat in US cities

Projections show our climate will warm above agreed levels. How dangerous might this extra heat be to public health?

The old and the new: exploring Peru’s growing water scarcity

Water supplies across the world are under threat from climate breakdown. Is imposing a technical fix always the right answer?

Mitigating hurricane risk in the Caribbean and beyond

Recent disastrous hurricane activity in the Caribbean highlights the urgent need to prepare appropriately for extreme changes in climate.

Improving our understanding of methane emissions in Brazil

Concentrations of methane in our atmosphere are rising faster than predicted. Why?

Planning for a warmer world: better predicting hurricane rainfall in the Caribbean

Hurricanes can savage small island states: the Caribbean has been battered by 264 of them since 1960. Will our changing climate alter their frequency or intensity?

Understanding the resilience of Colombian forest biodiversity

After a long history of bloody conflict, there’s understandable pressure to make Colombia’s damaged forests more economically productive. But with so little data on these environments, it’s hard to predict the potential impacts.

Understanding flood risk in America

New flood modelling shows that 41 million Americans are at risk from flooding rivers, more than three times the current estimate.

As temperatures rise, water shortages possible in cold regions

More than a sixth of the world’s population – over one billion people – rely on meltwater emanating from snow and ice for their main water supply.

Strategies of resistance and resilience to food insecurity and environmental change: the informal trading of food in the Caribbean

In the Turks and Caicos Islands access to food through formal channels is too expensive for large segments on society; relying instead on covert, informal trade for nutritious food.

Further information

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