General Earth Institute Archives - State of the Planet

Columbia Climate School Leadership Announcement

On July 1, Jeffrey Shaman will become interim dean of the Climate School, continuing the work of co-deans Alex Halliday, Jason Bordoff, Ruth DeFries, and Maureen Raymo, climate leaders who built the School’s strong foundation.

by Lee C. Bollinger |May 24, 2023

The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

Looking at remote work from the perspective of management, one can see advantages and disadvantages; organizations will continue to search for the balance of in-person and remote work that best fits their operation.

by |March 27, 2023
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Columbia Climate School Welcomes New Faculty Member Jessica Fanzo

Jessica Fanzo will be joining the Climate School faculty as professor of climate in July.

by |January 24, 2023
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Columbia University Names Minouche Shafik 20th President

Board of Trustees elects leading economist and current president of the London School of Economics and Political Science to succeed Lee C. Bollinger.

by |January 18, 2023
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Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2022

A list of some of our most popular articles and videos, plus some of our favorites that you shouldn’t miss.

by |December 22, 2022

Come Visit Us at Lamont Open House

Our favorite family-friendly event of the year is back in person. Come out to Palisades, NY, on October 8 for some fun, hands-on science education.

by |October 3, 2022

Mayor Adams: Let’s Turn Abbott’s Cheap Political Stunt Into A Strategic Asset for NYC

The economic vitality of New York City is built on immigration. Let’s build on our immigrant tradition and figure out a workaround that enables new immigrants to get started here in New York.

by |August 8, 2022
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Carbon Footprints: How to Advance Transparency and Prevent Greenwashing

We need a unified format for how carbon footprints are communicated, and policies to make them a normal part of doing business.

by Caleb Smith |July 12, 2022

Reality and the Court’s Political Reality

The political agenda-setting process and the ensuing political reality cannot be divorced from economic, social, and cultural forces. The Supreme Court will find its legitimacy reduced if it does not accommodate that reality.

by |June 27, 2022

Back to the Office

Effective management now requires an understanding of the importance of place to organizational mission and strategy.

by |June 6, 2022