“The rationale behind requiring businesses to report on their carbon emissions is sound—businesses should disclose all materials risks to the market, and climate-related risk is no different. However, not enough attention has been paid so far to the legitimate difficulties associated with calculating certain types of carbon emissions, particularly downstream Scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions resulting from the use of products and services sold by a reporting company).”
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George Hay, professor of law, notes that Amazon has an advantage in this antitrust suit filed by the government, “Amazon has had years—at least since Lina Khan came to the F.T.C.—to think about this lawsuit and how they’re going to defend against it.”
Megan Greischar, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, says, “Vaccines will not, on their own, meet the goal of malaria elimination, except perhaps in places like the US where transmission is already rare.”
Josh Twining, postdoctoral associate, examines the benefits of the Eurasian lynx being reintroduced to Ireland.
Edwin Cowen, professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, discusses the impact of flooding in New York City.
Ben Furnas, executive director of the 2030 Project, notes that there are strategies to direct the excess flood water away from sewer systems and waterways.
Details of a report out of the Center for Teaching and Learning that suggests instructors adopt one of three policies regarding AI use in the classroom—prohibit, allow with attribution, or encourage generative AI use.