State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

Throught-Provoking Words from Dr. Robert Pollack

For the past year we have posted the observations of our students as they work with patients and physicians at the Terrance Cardinal Cooke Hospital, a palliative hospital for people who are facing death in the coming days, weeks or months.  These essays are powerful evidence for the importance of the CSSR’s working assumption that the most important problems anyone will face require the power of science and also the wisdom to act without calculation of self-interest…

To continue reading, please visit our CSSR website:

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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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