State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

government regulation

  • Regulating Technological Complexity

    Regulating Technological Complexity

    It is in the public interest to regulate new and emerging technologies to reduce the harm they create. Broad policies can be set by law, but the detailed rules must be left to experts in administrative agencies.

  • Technology, Culture, Economics, and Politics

    Technology, Culture, Economics, and Politics

    Technological change has been the largest stimulator of rapid cultural change over the past two centuries and will continue to be the major cause of social, economic, and political change.

  • The Future of the Fossil Fuel Business

    The Future of the Fossil Fuel Business

    While fossil fuels are in decline, there is no reason that fossil fuel companies cannot adjust and play a part in the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.

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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

  • Regulating Technological Complexity

    Regulating Technological Complexity

    It is in the public interest to regulate new and emerging technologies to reduce the harm they create. Broad policies can be set by law, but the detailed rules must be left to experts in administrative agencies.

  • Technology, Culture, Economics, and Politics

    Technology, Culture, Economics, and Politics

    Technological change has been the largest stimulator of rapid cultural change over the past two centuries and will continue to be the major cause of social, economic, and political change.

  • The Future of the Fossil Fuel Business

    The Future of the Fossil Fuel Business

    While fossil fuels are in decline, there is no reason that fossil fuel companies cannot adjust and play a part in the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.