Mickey Glantz

Mickey Glantz

Senior Research Associate

  • Director, Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB)

Contact Information

(Office) 303 492-6873


African drought, the Aral Sea basin, desertification, food production problems and prospects; societal impacts of climate anomalies related to El Niño events and the use of El Niño-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.


Mickey has been a Senior Scientist since 1983. He has been writing climate-related editorials for many years, first for Boulder's Daily Camera, and now for his own blog Fragile Ecologies. He is interested in how climate affects society and how society affects climate, and especially how climate anomalies and human activities interact to affect quality of life issues.

He has edited several books and is the author of numerous articles on issues related to climate, environment, and policy. He organizes multidisciplinary, multinational workshops on climate-related issues.




Naranjo, L., Mickey Glantz, Temirbekov, S., Jorge Ivan Ramírez 2018: El Niño and the Köppen-Geiger classification: A prototype concept and methodology for mapping impacts in Central America and the circum-Caribbean. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 9(2): 224-236. DOI: 10.1007/s13753-018-0176-7

Mickey Glantz 2017: El Niño ready nations and disaster risk reduction (DRR): Executive summary. Consortium for Capacity Building, 94 pp.

Kelman, I., Mickey Glantz 2015: Analyzing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 6(2 special issue): 105-106. DOI: 10.1007/s13753-015-0056-3

Mickey Glantz 2015: Shades of chaos: Lessons learned about lessons learned about forecasting El Niño and its impacts. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 6(1): 94-103. DOI: 10.1007/s13753-015-0045-6

Mickey Glantz 2015: The letter and the spirit of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (a.k.a. HFA2). International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 6(2 special issue): 205-206. DOI: 10.1007/s13753-015-0049-2

Mickey Glantz, Baudoin, M.-A. 2014: Working with a changing climate, not against it: Hydro-meteorological disaster risk reduction: A survey of lessons learned for resilient adaptation to a changing climate. Boulder, Colorado: Consortium for Capacity Building, 148 pp.

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