Leesa Ko, Author at State of the Planet

Leesa Ko is a senior studying Sustainable Development in the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris.

Recent Posts

Photo of sun setting over Siachen Glacier from the Pakistani side

In India-Pakistan Standoff, Siachen Glacier Is No Passive Bystander

A recent study shows how on Siachen Glacier, the impacts of high-altitude warfare are two-way. As India and Pakistan’s armies have harmed the glacier, Siachen’s brutal conditions have also constrained military operations.

by |March 5, 2021

All-Nepali Team Makes History With First Successful Winter Ascent of K2

The triumphant tale of 10 Nepali mountaineers’ pioneering winter ascent of the second highest mountain in the world stands apart from historic mountaineering narratives dominated by white men.

by |February 18, 2021

Class Determines Vulnerability to Catastrophic Glacial Flooding in Northwest Pakistan

A recent study illustrates how low-status residents are left behind at the frontlines of worsening glacial flooding.

by |February 4, 2021