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Michael (Mickey) H. Glantz
http://www.ilankelman.org/glantz.html


Mickey Glantz in Boulder, Colorado
Mickey Glantz in Boulder, Colorado.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2011.)

Mickey Glantz and Paul Touba in Pennsylvania in 1963
Mickey Glantz writes (12 January 2012): "January 12, 1963. I returned to the University of Pennsylvania to get an MA in Political Science. Paul Touba was in the same new law dorm. Paul is the cousin of Holden Roberto, leader of the GRAE liberation movement in Angola. He got me interested in writing Portuguese dictator Salazar and getting into the Portuguese colonies".
(Unknown photographer, 1963.)


Autobiography

By Mickey Glantz (28 August 2011)

Mickey Glantz' CV from 2011 (157 kb in Word)

Mickey Glantz' CV from 1979 (1,139 kb in PDF)

A pictorial representation of Mickey Glantz' career c. 2005 by Anne Oman (265 kb in PDF)

Michael H. Glantz received a Bachelor of Science in 1961 (Metallurgical Engineering), a Master of Arts in 1963 (Political Science), and a PhD in 1970 (Political Science), all from the University of Pennsylvania. After a few years in industry as an engineer with Renault, Westinghouse, and Ford Motor Company, he studied political development with regards to national movements for independence until the early 1970s. He joined the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado as a postdoctoral fellow where he began to focus on climate-related impacts on societies and ecosystems. His first studies focused on the five-year (1968-1973) drought in the West African Sahel; drought in the Canadian Prairies; and the societal value of an El Niño forecast. In 1979, Glantz was appointed the head of NCAR’s Environmental and Societal Impacts Group (ESIG), a position he held until 1997. In 1999, he received funds from the UN Foundation to undertake a 16-country study on lessons learned from the 1997-1998 El Niño event.

In 2008, Glantz, NCAR's only senior social scientist in the institute's 50-year history, created the Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB) at the University of Colorado, Boulder after having received a two-year million dollar grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Glantz's CCB was designated as a Clinton Global Initiative. In 2003, he published "Climate Affairs: A Primer" which proposed a multidisciplinary approach to studying climate-society-environment interactions. Glantz has written and edited more than 30 books and scores of articles on climate-related impacts and has organised more than 30 international multidisciplinary workshops on climate, water, weather, and society including for several UN agencies. Now, he is focused on climate-related undergraduate and postgraduate education and training while fostering the notion of a Spare Time University.

Mickey Glantz in his INSTAAR office
Mickey Glantz in his office in the Consortium for Capacity Building, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2011.)


Climate Affairs
(Only material permitted to be online, so this is not a complete list.)

Adeel et al. 2002 Climate Affairs in the South and Southeast Asian Region: Findings from the First Training Workshop, South and Southeast Asian Region, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25-28 February 2002 (15,189 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2001 Climate Affairs proposal (145 kb in Word)

Glantz 2001 Proposal for a Climate Affairs Program and Center at Columbia University (16,477 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2002 Climate Affairs proposal (2,259 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2002 Proposal for a Climate Affairs Program and Center at Columbia University (12,683 kb in PDF)/P>

Glantz 2004 Proposal for a Climate Affairs Program and Center (1,299 kb in PDF).

Glantz no date Climate Affairs Mockup (2,382 kb in PDF)

Climate Affairs Program.
Glantz, M.H. 2003. Climate Affairs: A Primer. Island Press, Washington, D.C.


Climate Information, Impacts, and Analogies
(Only material permitted to be online, so this is not a complete list.)

Antal et al. 1988 On the concept of extreme meteorological and climatic events (532 kb in PDF)

Broad et al. 1999 Climate Information and Conflicting Goals: El Niño 1997-98 and the Peruvian Fishery (95 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1974 Glantz Selected to Conduct IFIAS Study (55 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1976 IFIAS Special Project: The Impact of Man of Climate Changes (1,294 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1977 Workshop on Multidisciplinary Research Related to the Atmospheric Sciences (535 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1978 Forecasting Needs in the Tropics: Myths and Realities of GATE (1,061 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1982 The Use of a Climate-Related Forecast: The Case of El Niño (2,437 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1983 Report of the Working Group on the Study of Climatic Fluctuations in the Dry Margins (561 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1986 Understanding How Climate Affects Society and How Society Affects Climate: Lecture Notes for AMFUEL, 13 November 1986 (1,625 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1984 Why policy must mesh with climate (160 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1988 Climate Variability, Climate Change and the Development Process in Sub-Saharan Africa (1,280 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1985 Climate Impacts Research is Alive and Well (262 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1985 Politics, Forecasts, and Forecasting: Forecasts Are the Answer, But What Was the Question? (5,713 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1988 Carbon Dioxide and Future Climate (1,731 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1988 Drought Follows the Plough (767 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1989 Assessing the Impacts of Climate: The Issue of Winners and Losers in a Global Climate Change Context (284 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1989 Forecasting by Analogy: Societal Responses to Regional Climate Change (8,544 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1989 Proposal to USAID for Global Change Research (374 kb in PDF) and the accompanying diagram (559 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1989 Regional Impacts of Global Warming (980 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1989 The case scenario approach to climate related impact analysis (908 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1990 The Use of Analogies in Assessing Physical and Societal Responses to Global Warming (1,947 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1990 Why Are Famines Difficult to Predict? (737 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1994 Workshop Report on Creeping Environmental Phenomena And Societal Responses to Them (12,522 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1994 Creeping Environmental Phenomena: Are Societies Equipped to Deal With Them? (627 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1994 Creeping Environmental Problems [in The World and I] (1,275 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1994 Creeping Environmental Problems, Problems of Desert Development [in Russian] (3,301 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1995 The Science and Politics of Global Warming (999 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1997 Climate System Mockup Map (1,131 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1999 Global Environmental Problems in the Caspian Region (711 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2001 Climate and African development (34 kb in Word)

Glantz 2003 Thoughts on Creeping Environmental Problems and Transboundary Water Issues in Asia (31 kb in Word)

Glantz 2004 The Sunny Side of Climate (237 kb in PDF).

Glantz 2005 Global change as a social invention: coping with climate’s impacts (30 kb in Word)

Glantz 2006 (September 8) The societal impacts of high-impact weather and climate: The pressing need for effective early warning systems (1,168 kb in Word)

Glantz 2007 Societal Aspects of High-Impact Weather and Climate: The need for early warnings in Asia and the Pacific (and everywhere else) (1,168 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2010 Making Invisible Boundaries Visible: Coping with and preparing for foreseeable consequences of a changing climate (43 kb in Word)

Glantz 2011 Is Seward's icebox becoming America's oven? (65 kb in Word)

Glantz 2011 Resilient Adaptation to Food Intake, As If Health Really Mattered. Abstract (125 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1982 Climate-Related Impact Studies: A Review of Past Experiences (2,797 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1982 Impact Assessment By Analogy: Comparing the Ogallala Aquifer Depletion and CO2-Induced Climatic Change (384 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1983 African Drought and its Impacts: Revived Interest in a Recurrent Phenomenon (4,379 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1989 Report of the International Networkshop: Climate-Related Impacts (3,422 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1990 Mesoscale Research Initiative: Societal Aspects (367 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1998 Exploring the Concept of Climate Surprises: A Review of the Literature on the Concept of Surprise and How It Is Related to Climate Change (16,113 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 2001 China's Western Region Development Strategy and the Urgent Need to Address Creeping Environmental Problems (39 kb in Word)

Glantz 1997 Mystery Talk (2,171 kb in PDF)

Gommes et al. 2004 Climate and HIV/AIDS: A hotspots analysis for Early Warning Rapid Response Systems (872 kb in PDF)

Ninh et al. 1992 The Potential Socio-Economic Effects of Climate Change on Vietnam (37,970 kb in PDF)

Mickey Glantz in the Galapagos Islands
Mickey Glantz in the Galapagos Islands.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2004.)


El Niño / La Niña / ENSO
(Only material permitted to be online, so this is not a complete list.)

Glantz 1977 El Niño Forecast: Background Paper (2,072 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1979 Formal Proposal for a Workshop on El Niño: Social and Environmental Impacts and Their Implications for Research and Fisheries Management (1,950 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1984 El Niño - should it take the blame for disasters (901 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1991 Working Group on the Societal Impacts of ENSO Events: Report on ENSO and Climate Change, 4-7 November 1991, Bangkok, Thailand (663 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1994 Forecasting El Niño: Science's Gift to the 21st Century (1,314 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1994 Report of the Informal Planning Meeting on the Use of El Niño / Southern Oscillation Information in Early Warning Systems (815 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1997 Notes on ENSO (338 kb in PDF)

Glantz (ed.) 1997 Using Science Against Famine: Food Security, Famine Early Warning, and El Niño (3,391 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1998 Assessment of the Use of Remote Sensing and Other Information Related to ENSO: The Use of ENSO Information in Peru (5,853 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1998 El Niño Impacts and Response Strategies for the Pacific Rim Countries (1,046 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1998 Lo que sabemos y lo que no sabemos acerca de El Niño: Un Ensayo (4,442 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1998 What We Know and Don't Know about El Niño: A Discussion Paper (1,328 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1999 Facts and Speculation about La Niña and Its Societal Impacts: Toward Solving the El Niño / La Niña Puzzle (14,440 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2000 Reducing the Impact of Environmental Emergencies through Early Warning and Preparedness: The Case of the 1997–98 El Niño. Lessons Learned from the 1997–98 El Niño: Once Burned, Twice Shy? summary (986 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2001 El Niño Lessons Audit (549 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2001 Reducing the Impact of Environmental Emergencies through Early Warning and Preparedness: The Case of the 1997–98 El Niño: Executive Summary (40,943 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2002 The Use and Misuse of El Niño Information in North America (1,895 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2011 ENSO and a bicycle analogy (23 kb in Word)

Glantz c. 1979 ELF [El Niño Forecast]: Background Paper (1,686 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1997 Food Security in Southern Africa: Assessing the Use and Value of ENSO Information (2,049 kb in PDF)

Glantz and Littlejohn (eds.) March 1997 Internet Journal for African Studies, no. 2, Using Science Against Famine: Food Security, Famine Early Warning and El Niño (25,091 kb in PDF)

Mickey Glantz in Shanghai.
Mickey Glantz emulating Mao in Shanghai.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Fisheries
(Only material permitted to be online, so this is not a complete list.)

Glantz 1983 Man, State and Fisheries: An Inquiry into Some Societal Constraints that Affect Fisheries Management (677 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1983 Man, State and Fisheries: An Inquiry into Some Societal Constraints that Affect Fisheries Management (592 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1984 Fisheries ignore Nature's warning (417 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1985 Climate and Fisheries: A Peruvian Case Study (899 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1985 Climate and Fisheries: A Peruvian Case Study (916 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1989 Report of the Climate and Fisheries Workshop (638 kb in PDF)

Mickey Glantz' desk at INSTAAR
Mickey Glantz' desk at the Consortium for Capacity Building, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2010.)


Usable Science
(Only material permitted to be online, so this is not a complete list.)

Commentary by Mickey Glantz (29 December 2011):

The following activities were organized by Mickey Glantz and coordinated by D. Jan Stewart. The very first one was not thought of as the onset of a series of workshops and activities centered on the concept of "usable science." The phrase was at first opposed by several scientists because it suggested that some science was not usable. The point we were making was that while research continued, there were findings on the proverbial library shelf gathering dust that were not being used in decision-making processes. We wanted to show it for hydro-meteorological processes and events.

After the Malta workshop, we decided that the concept of "usable science" had value and then we began to number the workshops and other activities. There are other meetings and workshops held that could have as well been labeled as "usable science." Today, the phrase is beginning to be used more frequently.

Usable Science Reports:

Usable Science Workshop #0, 18-21 June 1990, St. Julian's, Malta:
Glantz et al. 1990 On Assessing Winners and Losers in the Context of Global Warming (388 kb in PDF)

Usable Science Workshop #1, 25-28 October 1993, Budapest, Hungary:
Glantz 1993 Usable Science 1: Food Security, Early Warning and El Niño (26,558 kb in PDF)

Usable Science Workshop #2, 31 October - 3 November 1994, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.:
Glantz 1994 Usable Science II: The Potential Use and Misuse of El Niño Information in North America (58,050 kb in PDF)

Usable Science Workshop #3, 23-26 October 1995, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam:
Glantz 1995 ENSO and Extreme Events in Southeast Asia (4,204 kb in PDF)

Usable Science Assessment #4, 1995, Lima, Peru:
The Use of Remote Sensing and Other ENSO-Related Information in Peru: A Prototype Study.
A copy of this study has not been found. Instead, a 1997 report labelled "Usable Science V", even though it seems to be #4, is available: Temple 1997 [sic] The Use of the Senso Remote Information and Further About ENSO by the Peruvian Civil Defense: Disagreement and agreement between disaster military paradigm and prevention and development paradigm (13,122 kb in PDF); any further information on clearing up the discrepancy would be welcome

Usable Science Colloquium #5, 20 July - 1 August 1997, Boulder, Colorado:
Glantz 1997 A Systems Approach to ENSO (11,056 kb in PDF)

Usable Science Workshop #6, 15-17 July 1998, Boulder, Colorado:
Glantz 1998 A La Niña Summit: A Review of the Causes and Consequences of Cold Events (19,055 kb in PDF)
Glantz 1998 A La Niña Summit: A Review of the Causes and Consequences of Cold Events: Executive Summary (766 kb in PDF)

Usable Science Workshop #7, 18-19 June 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.:
Glantz 2002: Water, climate and development in the Amudarya River basin (457 kb in PDF)

Usable Science Workshop #8, 20-23 October 2003, Shanghai, China:
Glantz 2003 Usable Science 8: Early Warning Systems: Do's and Don'ts (1,862 kb in PDF)

Usable Science Workshop #9, 13-16 March 2004, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador:
Glantz 2004 Usable Science 9: El Niño Early Warning for Sustainable Development in Pacific Rim Countries and Islands (891 kb in PDF)

Usable Science Workshop #10, 6-9 March 2006, Bangkok, Thailand:
Glantz 2006 Prototype Training Workshop for Educators on the Effects of Climate Change on Seasonality and Environmental Hazards (1,042 kb in PDF)
Glantz 2006 Climate Change, Seasonality & Environmental Hazards in Southeast Asia (Viewbook) (1,158 kb in PDF)

Usable Science Workshop #11, 4-7 December 2006, Hanoi, Vietnam:
Glantz 2006 Prototype education and training workshop on water affairs (472 kb in PDF)
Glantz 2006 Prototype Training Course on Water Affairs (Viewbook) (1,669 kb in PDF)

Usable Science Workshop #12, 20-24 April 2009, Skopje, Macedonia:
Glantz 2009 East European Training of Trainers Workshop on Climate and Water Affairs (227 kb in PDF)
Glantz 2009 Training Course on Climate and Water Affairs in Southeastern Europe (Viewbook) (5,924 kb in PDF)

Mickey Glantz in Shanghai.
Mickey Glantz in Shanghai.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2009.)


Other Material
(Only material permitted to be online, so this is not a complete list.)

ESIG 1990 Environmental and Social Impacts Group workplan (369 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1963 Letter to António de Oliveira Salazar (581 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1967 Mao Tse-Tung (3,740 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1969 Letter to General Batista (191 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1971 Spheres of Influence Reconsidered (3,194 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1972 Letter to the Editor on McCarthy (148 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1972 The Lafayette (182 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1972 The Multinational Corporation and the Nation-State System: On the Matter of Control (2,425 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1973 or 1979 (date uncertain) Portugal in Africa: Revolution in Guinea (366 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1973 The War of the Maps (5,113 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1974 Rockefeller Foundation Illustrated (512 kb as a JPG)

Glantz 1974 The Sunday Camera (157 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1977 Curriculum for Political Science 421 at the University of Colorado: International Relations: Politics, Ecology and the Global Setting (303 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1978 Letter from Kenneth Boulding (382 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1979 Discussion with Micky [sic] Glantz about possible workshop on Genetic bank (103 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1979 Lindbergh Grants Application (1,758 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1980 Man, State and the Environment: An Inquiry into Whether Solutions to Desertification in the West African Sahel are Known but not Applied (2,476 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1984 Foreword: Symposium of International Seminar on Environmental Management, 1980 (1,399 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1984 Reagan and His "Nuclear Joke" (231 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1987 Paper/Project (6/8/87) (558 kb in PDF) and Glantz 1987 Preliminary Proposal (7/28/87) on Early Warning Systems.

Glantz 1987 Trip Report: Ethiopia (129 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1987 Trip Report: USSR (965 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1991 UNEP Trip Result Report, 23-29 April 1991, Draft as of 3 May 1991 (44 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1993 Report of the Joint Mission World Bank/UNEP/UNDP (to the Aral Sea) (698 kb in PDF)

Glantz 1995 Desertification Contributes to World Hunger (156 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2001 Flashpoints (as a webpage)

Glantz 2003 Guidelines for Establishing Audits Of AGricultural-ENvironmental (AG-EN) Hotspots (524 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2003 Agricultural-Environmental Hotspots: A Discussion Paper (2,322 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2004 A Perfect Job in an Imperfect Place, Initial Notes (35 kb in Word).

Glantz 2004 Comparing three case studies: The Aral Sea, Lake Victoria, and the Galapagos Islands (2,313 kb in PDF) and The Original Table (32 kb in Word).

Glantz 2006 Do We Need Nature? (114 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2007 A Glantz @ Climate, Water and Weather Affairs (1,825 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2007 How about a spare-time university? (333 kb in PDF)

Glantz 2008 Early Warning Systems (39 kb in Word)

Glantz 2008 Tiempo interview notes (148 kb as a JPG)

Glantz 2009 Geoengineering the Global Climate System: Science, Politics and Equity (27 kb in Word)

Glantz 2010 Clean Coal: 'clean' as an adjective or as a verb?” (36 kb in Word)

Glantz 2010 Invisible Boundaries Concept Paper (42 kb in Word)

Glantz 2010 Spare Time University Concept for Haiti following the earthquake (33 kb in Word)

Glantz 2012 "1 decade down. 9 decades to go": Coping with climate, water and weather-related hazards and disasters in the 21st century (4,598 kb in PowerPoint)

Glantz 2013 Glantz speaking at the Post-2015 Development Agenda Consultation on Water: Water Resources Management and Wastewater Management and Water Quality, 27 February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland (1,577 kb in MP3)

Glantz c. 1975 Course Bibliography for Political Science 222: Food, Population, Climate and Politics (364 kb in PDF)

Glantz c. 1975 Course Bibliography: American Foreign Policy (595 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1975 On the Liberation of African Liberation Movements (5,118 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1983 Desertification: A Review of the Concept (2,487 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1983 Desertification: A review of the concept. Reprint (77 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1991 Trip Report: Colorado-Amudarya Rivers Project, 5-17 October, 1991 (1,122 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 1997 Rates and Processes of Amazon Deforestation (2,509 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 2011 SpareTime University as an Approach to Enhance Youth and Community Engagement and Service across ASEAN and Asia (76 kb in PDF)

Glantz et al. 2011 Sparetime University as a pathway to enhance youth and community engagement and service across ASEAN and Asia (935 kb in PDF)

Glantz multiple dates Last Flight Out (40,694 kb in PDF) with "The Environmental Minute" columns being made available through the kind permission of the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado. "The Environmental Minute" carries copyright and may not be republished or redistributed without permission of the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado.

Glantz no date Early Warning System Notes (1,619 kb as a JPG)

Glantz no date Spare Time University: Concept Outline for a Education Network Support Pastoralists and Rural Communities in Niger (33 kb in Word)

Metcalf et al. 1989 Evaluation of the 1988 Ethiopian Drought Assistance Program (2,612 kb in PDF)

Parisi et al. 1992 Deforestation and Public Policy (424 kb in PDF)

Wolde-Georgis et al. 2009 Biofuels in Africa: A Pathway to Development (85 kb in PDF)

Ye et al. 2002 The 1998 Yangtze Floods: The Use of Short-Term Forecasts in the Context of Seasonal to Interannual Water Resource Management (3,744 kb in PDF)

Mickey Glantz in his back garden in Boulder, Colorado.
Mickey Glantz in his back garden in Boulder, Colorado.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2005.)


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