Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet

Post-Pandemic Globalization

Authoritarian and nationalistic forces may be seizing on COVID-19 as an opportunity to restrict people and businesses to stay within their borders, but in the long run, the forces of technology, economic development and human curiosity will not be contained.

by |August 10, 2020

Scientific Literacy, Technology and COVID-19

We need a more mature and sophisticated approach to utilizing scientific expertise in decision-making.

by |August 3, 2020

Saving New York’s $3 Billion Environmental Bond

If we believe in our future and in our ability to come back from this catastrophe, the environmental bond act deserves our continued support.

by |July 27, 2020
Columbia University Campus

Carefully Reopening New York City and Columbia University

Our collective community is struggling to respond to this disease, and I have confidence we will do so.

by |July 20, 2020

New York City Will Be Back

When this crisis ends, we will be transformed in ways we cannot predict. But the one prediction I can and will make is that yes, we will be back.

by |July 13, 2020

Environmental Justice and Economic Recovery

An American infrastructure revitalization program could put people to work while improving the efficiency and quality of our communities and economy.

by |July 6, 2020

Even During Lockdown, California Moves to Decarbonize Trucking

California’s Air Resource Board and governor deserve enormous credit for moving ahead even in the face of the worsening pandemic. It demonstrates leadership, vision and persistence.

by |June 29, 2020

The Health Governance and Management Needs of the Global Economy

Action on pandemics, ecosystem destruction and climate change needs to be seen as part of a redefinition of national and global security.

by |June 22, 2020

Predicting the Future Response to Our Current Cascading Crises

Anyone who confidently predicts the second half of 2020 hasn’t been paying serious attention to the first half of the year.

by |June 15, 2020

Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Investments Are Necessities, Not Luxuries

A clean and healthy environment and environmental justice are necessities and not luxuries.

by |June 8, 2020