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Professor in earth and atmospheric science Natalie Mahowald, says, “All our hard work today, we will not be able to see for 20 or 30 years — this is the crux of the problem. Humans have a really hard time doing something for future generations.”

“The Trump administration is sure to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration.

“If they speak up for health protections like masks or social distancing, they are likely to lose not only their livelihood but also their housing,” says Beth Lyon, clinical professor of law.

Cristobal Young, associate professor of sociology, talks about the study on which he was a lead author finding that a patient’s hospital recommendation had almost no correlation with the quality of medical care but rather focused on the hospitality aspects such as quiet rooms and good food.

“I think … we have to have a more contemplative holiday with small groups,” says Mary Beth Norton, professor emerita of American history.

“Despite the objective evidence of women's intellectual and professional accomplishments, it seems that their ability to make intellectual contributions is still not seen as being on par with men's,” says assistant professor of human development Lin Bian.

“It doesn’t seem that there was a huge amount of transmission in the country in January and February,” says Isaac Weisfuse, adjunct professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. “It shows how quickly the virus can spread in a completely susceptible population. It’s quite striking that we went from zero to 100 miles an hour.”

“If you want to keep temperatures low, we need to act quickly. The emission cuts required are really quite dramatic, as they say here,” says Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences.

“I'm not a privacy absolutist,” says Ifeoma Ajunwa, assistant employment law professor. “But we shouldn't allow pandemics to become pretexts.”

“Hong Kong and sanctions, the trade war, Xinjiang, and even Taiwan, are of little consequence to this president. Viewed from this light, these sanctions are probably best seen as yet another example of the president trying to have his cake and eat it too,” says Allen Carlson, associate professor of government. 

“They should have come a long time ago, but clearly there has been an incredible amount of pressure,” says Yael Eisenstat, visiting fellow at Cornell Tech.

Linda Shi, assistant professor of city and regional planning, says increasingly destructive weather in addition to the risk of flooding could cause property value loss with each extreme weather event.