Mark Altaweel is a Reader in Near Eastern Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, having held previous appointments and joint appointments at the University of Chicago, University of Alaska, and Argonne National Laboratory. Mark has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
With quarantines becoming or are already a possibility for millions as the COVID-19 virus spreads globally, we can turn to research by geographers to see how effective past quarantines have been in mitigating viral diseases.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has estimated nearly 1 billion of hectares of trees are needed to reduce climate change to about 1.5°C. Researchers have mapped out where to plant those trees.
Communities that live close to areas where forest and brush fires occur, at least in the United States, have been recently demonstrated to be predominately African American, Hispanic, or Native American.