Q&A

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Rethinking meat substitutes

Plant-based and lab-grown meat substitutes are here to stay, but are unlikely to eliminate livestock agriculture’s climate and land use impacts anytime soon, according to Stanford environmental scientist David Lobell.

What explains recent tech layoffs, and why should we be worried?

As layoffs in the tech sector mount, Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer is worried. Research – by him, and others – has shown that the stress layoffs create takes a devastating toll on behavioral and physical health and increases mortality and morbidity substantially. Layoffs literally kill people, he said.

Climate justice

International negotiators will meet in Egypt this Sunday for the latest U.N. climate change conference. Stanford experts in a range of fields discuss issues likely to be in the spotlight, including compensation to developing countries for climate change-related damages.

Stanford Medicine —

Schrödinger’s COVID: Infected without testing positive?

What does it mean when you’re exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, yet never test positive? Stanford Medicine’s Benjamin Pinsky discusses test reliability and what to do when your infection status is unknown.

Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health —

Eating for human and planetary health

Stanford Medicine’s Christopher Gardner talks about how to tackle nutrition and health disparities while saving the planet.

Sustainable health care

The health care sector accounts for almost 10% of U.S. emissions and is one of the country’s largest producers of waste. What can be done to make it more sustainable, while maintaining safety?

Understanding protests in Iran

Abbas Milani, founding director of Stanford’s Iranian Studies Program, discusses how the most recent protests sweeping cities and villages across Iran are part of an enduring fight to advance women’s rights and equality.