Less Meat for a Better Climate

-By Lauren Balotin, ’19C, Environmental Sciences and Media Studies, and Meggie Stewart, ’18C, Environmental Sciences with an Arabic minor When most people think about greenhouse gases, they usually imagine cars and factories burning fossil fuels for energy. And this makes sense; after all, fossil fuels contribute to 14.5 percent of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations […]

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Renewables in Latin America

-By Candelaria Bergero, a graduate student in Environmental Sciences Few people in the globe can deny the threat that climate change represents to us, daily catalyzed by the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This short video focuses on a key mitigation strategy taking place in Latin America: the adoption of solar energy. In the region, changes in markets and policy significantly boosted growth in […]

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Climate’s Impact on Agriculture, Food and Malnutrition

-By Lauren Balotin, a ’19C major in Environmental Sciences and Media Studies A common concern about climate change is people’s inability to make an individual impact. Climate change is an issue that doesn’t have borders; it affects everyone around the world, and negotiations concerning it take place at local, regional, national, and international levels. So what could anyone possibly do […]

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The Climate Tipping Point

-By Katelyn Boisvert, a sophomore majoring in Environmental Sciences, and Zola Berger-Schmitz, a junior in Political Science and Music Recent polls reflect increasing belief that climate change is a problem, yet it still seems few are doing anything about it. This observation results from a phenomenon we have termed the “Climate Tipping Point,” that is the […]

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China’s Efforts on Promoting Renewable Energy Use

-By Yezi Lyu, a senior majoring in environmental sciences China, the largest carbon emitter in the world, has been blamed for failing to contribute to the Green Climate Fund to assist developing countries implement the Paris accord. However, China has been pulling its weight on renewable energy and taking the lead in promoting energy alternatives in […]

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Climate, Drought and the Syrian Crisis

-By Aspen Ono, a senior majoring in environmental sciences and international studies   The civil war in Syria that began in 2011 is a cautionary example of the worsening impact of climate forces on an already dire situation. A severe drought from 2006 to 2010 set in motion a volatile chain reaction that pushed the […]

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