“Zombies, Sports, and Cola: Implications for communicating weather and climate change”

Which seems more severe to you when you watch a weather forecast? A heavy rainfall or a hurricane? Will you stop kids from playing soccer when it’s a hot day? Do you know the word “zombie theory”? The answers to all the questions above lied in Dr. Marshall Shepherd’s speech. Dr. Shepherd has been working …

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The Philippines: A Story of Kindness (Final V)

Watch my iMovie below, and watch a complete Earth Savers performance here. It’s a hopeful situation when the United States gets a shout-out at any UNCCC event, considering that United States President Donald Trump recently relinquished his own support. It’s even more hopeful when a Philippines representative, whose emotions ran high throughout her course as a […]

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Adaptation at COP23: Nairobi work programme on Human Settlements and Adaptation

On November 8th, 2017, the 11th Focal Point Forum of the Nairobi work programme (NWP) was held with the 47th session of Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) in Bonn, Germany. The topic of the forum was human settlements and ADAPTATION.   The Nairobi work programme was established at COP 11 in Nairobi, … More Adaptation at COP23: Nairobi work programme on Human Settlements and Adaptation

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Selflessness and Selfishness (Final IV)

Information availability once again took the forefront of discussion during a UNCCC panel relating climate change and human wellbeing. During this panel, Mikael Eriksson, ambassador for international energy affairs, and Gernot Laganda, World Food Program (WFP) climate and disaster risk reduction program unit director, called for a “livelihood approach” so that we can fully understand […]

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A Grocery List of Human Management (Final III)

Listen to my podcast here, or using the “play” button below.  Three Scripps Institute of Oceanography students and 100 Island Challenge team members dove deeper into the relationship between Pacific Islanders and their environments on the sixth day of the UNCCC. Emily Kelly, a member of the team seeking to bolster reef monitoring and management […]

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Information as a Migrant Right (Final II)

Watch my cartoon here. Wesley Morgan, lecturer for international relations at the University of the South Pacific, tied together disaster displacement, law and humanity in the first week of the UNCCC. “Forced displacement as a result of human-induced climate change represents, in itself, a breach of fundamental human rights,” he said in his opening statement. […]

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A Displacement Debacle (Final I)

Listen to my podcast here, or using the “play” button below. One of the first press briefings held during this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) took marginalized populations from neglected countries and placed them at the forefront of discussion. There’s an information issue that limits what these populations can do, especially when rising […]

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Exploring America (4/4) – Nashville, TN

My most recent travel was a road trip to Nashville when I had family come to visit, and probably one of my favourite places I’ve visited this semester. (Image courtesy of Flickr via Creative Commons)  Nashville, like every other city in the United States, is being directly affected by climate change. One of the biggest […]

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Exploring America (3/4) Nantucket, MA

For Fall Break, I had the chance to go to Nantucket Island and then to Boston to spend a few days with my best friend from St Andrews, Rachel, who is working on Nantucket at a sustainable and organic family-run vegetable farm called Bartlett’s Farm. During my time there, I discussed with Rachel and some […]

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Exploring America (2/4)- Dallas, TX

In September, I made my first trip out of Atlanta to Dallas, Texas. This trip was just a few days to visit one of my closest friends from the UK, Kyle, who was there on business from St Andrews. One of the ways in which Texas will be most affected by climate change in coming […]

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