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.
Viewpoints Archives - State of the Planet
The coronavirus pandemic provides mandatory lessons in sustainability.
If we can replace bluster and improvisation with measured, calm and rational decision-making, we can rise to this occasion.
We need to overcome divisions and come together in a single human community to combat a threat that disregards national boundaries.
School and business closures are necessary to protect our communities, but they will cause economic pain for many.
Both democratic frontrunners have pledged to take action on climate change, but their plans differ widely.
Our only real weapon to address the threats posed by the impact of science and technology is the human ingenuity required to develop additional science and technology.
The outbreak in China shows we still have a lot to learn when it comes to dealing with global pandemics, which are expected to increase due to climate change.
While the proposal boosts NASA’s budget to explore other worlds, what about the one we’ve already got?
A student argues that underlining global warming’s threats to national security could increase the sense of urgency and free up funding to take action.