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Michael Glantz

Michael Glantz

Michael H. Glantz is a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and director of the Center for Capacity Building in the Societal-Environmental Research and Education Laboratory (SERE), where he works with museums on public outreach and develops ongoing education programs for scientists and college students. He is interested in how climate affects society and how society affects climate, especially how the interaction between climate anomalies and human activities affect quality of life issues. His research relates to African drought and desertification, and food production problems and prospects; societal impacts of climate anomalies related to El Nino events and the use of El Nino–related teleconnections to forecast these impacts; developing methods of forecasting possible societal responses to the regional impacts of climate change; and the use of climate-related information for economic development. He has also coordinated joint research in the Central Asian Republics of the former USSR.