State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School


The Confounding Economics of Natural Disaster Shocks

Something seems to be amiss with the way standard economics views the outcomes of natural disasters.  This post i placed in OECD Insights and in Earth Magazine discusses some of the puzzles posed by the interaction between extreme events and different societies.

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

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