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Despite important agricultural advancements to feed the world in the last 60 years, scientists and economists now show that global farming production has fallen behind real productivity by 21% – the equivalent of losing about seven years of farm production – all thanks to humanity hastening climate change. This according to research by Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, associate professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. Read the article in the Cornell Chronicle

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“Many climate impacts scale almost linearly with warming, so reducing emissions as fast as possible has to remain a key sustained motivation for this and future administrations, irrespective of a particular warming target,” says Flavio Lehner, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences.

“If people say ‘because the system worked [here] there’s nothing to fix,’ that’s a moral obscenity. That’s a terrible mistake,” says Joe Margulies, professor of law. “The bigger question is why do we have this kind of friction and tension between so many police departments and communities of color?”

Valerie Hans, professor of law, says, “The Chauvin trial was different from previous police use-of-force cases that also seemed strong in that multiple police officers testified persuasively that Chauvin's conduct was unlawful.”

“If it was just about the birthrate and it was just about American women having more children and there weren't other layers there with respect to racism and poverty, we would see a very different approach in some of these other policy arenas,” says Jamila Michener, government professor.

Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies, writes this opinion piece about why President Joe Biden is going all-in on infrastructure. 

Alex Colvin, dean of the ILR School, says that Amazon used mandatory meetings and constant messaging to its advantage, running a better campaign than the union.