Ben Orlove

Co-Director, MA Program in Climate and Society; Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society; Faculty, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs; Co-Director, Center for Research in Environmental Decisions

Ben Orlove

Orlove is an anthropologist who has conducted fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes since the 1970s and also carried out research in East Africa, the Italian Alps, and Aboriginal Australia. His early work focused on agriculture, fisheries and rangelands. More recently he has studied climate change and glacier retreat, with an emphasis on water, natural hazards and the loss of iconic landscapes. In addition to his numerous academic articles and books, his publications include a memoir and a book of travel writing. Orlove taught for many years at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Orlove earned a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

State of the Planet

New IPCC Report Offers New Data, Stern Warnings, Hope

October 11, 2018
Tags: Climate, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, climate change, GlacierHub, glaciers, IPCC

UN Resolution Would Protect Land and Water Rights of Rural People

October 5, 2018
Tags: Poverty / Development, Water, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, food, GlacierHub, Human Rights, mining

Glacier Researchers Gather at IPCC Meeting in China

August 2, 2018
Tags: Climate, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, CRED, glaciers, IPCC, melting glaciers