ESSIC/AOSC Professor Raghu Murtugudde recently published an op-ed in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability titled “We are very far from using earth system models for managing a public health crisis”.
In the piece, Murtugudde calls for the use of environmental and ecosystem data combined with genetics and Regional Earth System Predictions (RESP) to deliver predictive, pre-emptive, and personalized earth system information. This data integration, Murtugudde says, is critically needed in order to impose restrictions and reduce infections and spread of COVID-19.
“Lessons for climate action are more than obvious since COVID-19 has exposed the same behavioral and risk perception differences across countries during the COVID-19 crisis as the ones that have hampered climate agreements,” Murtugudde writes.
In addition to his work at ESSIC, Murtugudde is an Affiliate Professor for the Department of Geology currently serving as a Visiting Professor in Bombay, India. He works primarily in climate studies, exploring the co-evolution of life and climate and what it means for sustainability.
To access the article, click here: “We are very far from using earth system models for managing a public health crisis”.