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  • Past Events

    May 14 - 15, 2015 | Spain

    Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

    Speakers and Session Chairs: Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool), Jose A. Centeno (The Joint Pathology Center, US Department of Defense), Peter John Diggle (Lancaster University), Kristie L. Ebi (University of Washington), Carlos Pérez García-Pando (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University), Elisabet Lindgren (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), George Luber (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Jane Olwoch (University of Pretoria), Mercedes Pascual (University of Chicago), Richard Paul (Institut Pasteur), A. Townsend Peterson (The University of Kansas), Jan C. Semenza (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)), Jeffrey Shaman (Columbia University), Cassandra De Young (UN Food and Agricultural Organization)

    Discover the latest research on climate change and its effects on human health, including vulnerability due to extreme weather events, land-use change and agricultural production, variable epidemiology of parasites and infectious diseases, and climate-altering pollutants.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Feeding the Planet: An Evening with Alan Weisman

    Featuring: Alan Weisman

    In his latest book, award-winning author Alan Weisman considers whether and how humans can sustainably thrive on Earth without crashing the global ecosystem. Traveling extensively, Weisman pursues the concept of a future balance between us and the world.

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Adapting Cities to Climate Change in a Post-Sandy World

    Panelists: Klaus Jacob (Columbia University), Radley Horton (Columbia University), Nicole Maher (The Nature Conservancy), Rob McDonald (The Nature Conservancy), James S. Russell (Bloomberg News),
    Moderator: Andy Revkin (The New York Times)
    Organizers: Robert Lalasz (The Nature Conservancy), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    The effects of climate change have the potential to dramatically alter urban life in ways we are yet to consider. How do we go about making plans for these outcomes.

    July 18 - 19, 2012

    Seventh Annual New Energy Symposium

    The 2012 New Energy Symposium will convene multi-sector stakeholders to showcase the latest technology in clean energy and discuss hot topics in the field.

  • Publications 


    Feeding the Planet: An Evening with Alan Weisman

    Speaker: Alan Weisman (Author)

    Award-winning author Alan Weisman discussed his latest book, Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth? In the book he considers whether and how humans can sustainably thrive on Earth without crashing the global ecosystem.


    The Implications of a Data Driven–Built Environment

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals issue explores how large data sets can be harnessed to improve energy management in the built environment.

    Volume 1295


    The Implications of a Data-driven Built Environment

    Keynote Speaker: Didier Stevens (Toyota Motor Europe)

    Data about energy consumption in buildings can revolutionize energy use and, if analyzed effectively, has the potential to transform buildings' market value. This eBriefing examines 'big data' in the real estate industry and focuses on new systems for energy management.


    Nature and the City: What Good Is Urban Conservation?

    Moderator: Bill Ulfelder (The Nature Conservancy)
    Speakers: Marielle Anzelone (NYC Wildflower Week), Jon Christensen (Stanford University), Susannah Drake (dlandstudio pllc), Rob McDonald (The Nature Conservancy), and Phil Stevens (Urban Creeks Council)

    Across the United States, people are newly inspired to recapture nature in cities, but can these efforts rebuild biodiversity? In this eBriefing, leading scientists, authors, and urban conservationists discuss the science behind and the promise of today's urban conservation efforts.

  • Podcasts

    Understanding nutrition's impact on health requires an intricate knowledge of all the different systems within the human body. Learn how a systems approach to nutrition could change the field.

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    A recent conference held at the Academy asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast we look at what the answers might be.

    Download (87 MB, 38:11)

    In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.

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