Colonialism was motivated by the promise of plundering the environment and subjugating populations. Its legacy makes it far more challenging to address the climate crisis and implement equitable solutions.
Anuradha Varanasi, Author at State of the Planet
Our expert says: Although carbon dioxide levels have been much higher in the past, they generally increased slowly, giving plants and animals time to adapt. When the rate of climate change was staggeringly fast, like today, there were big problems.
An epidemiology student and pediatric dentist who works with marginalized communities, Suliman wants policymakers to understand the importance of oral health and prioritize it.
Getting rid of some air pollutants might aggravate global warming. Here’s how.
At the Center for Climate Systems Research, she translates information about climate risks to support resilience-building in developing countries.
Local governments and policymakers are anxious about the U.S. grid’s ability to withstand ever-increasing demand. Consumers could hold the key to an untapped resource.
She helped establish the nation’s first program in a school of public health that delves into the complexities of climate change’s health impacts, and she continues to be a leader in the field.
The first woman to earn tenure in Columbia’s chemical engineering department, McNeill is working for cleaner air in developing countries.
She’s using air quality sensors to measure how air pollution impacts disadvantaged people in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa.
She’s working with the Sustaining Peace Project to investigate what helps to maintain long-term peace in societies.