The president’s ongoing war on science has significantly weakened researchers’ ability to respond to COVID-19 and other looming public health and environmental crises.
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If we can replace bluster and improvisation with measured, calm and rational decision-making, we can rise to this occasion.
Earth Institute experts in public health and disaster response are publishing leading-edge findings and advising governments on the coronavirus pandemic. Researchers are also examining the local and global fallout for environment, climate, energy and health systems, philanthropy, culture and education.
Three Earth Institute experts weigh in.
Researchers are measuring severe drops in pollutants at the ground level, but warn that the benefits will be short-lived unless we take away some longer-term lessons.
Both crises start with experts issuing warnings about big invisible monsters and end with catastrophic consequences that are nearly unstoppable by the time they can be seen and felt.
In an effective democratic society, philanthropy should complement and expand on government action and resources.
We need to overcome divisions and come together in a single human community to combat a threat that disregards national boundaries.
The coronavirus pandemic is changing everything about how we live, work, and interact with each other. Here’s how to cope.
The region is highly vulnerable to these twin shocks.