Two Soulmates

During one of the panels at COP24 in Katowice I heard a speaker talk about Costa Rica and New Zealand as “soulmates”, for being “small countries with great ideas”.  New Zealand Profile: Photo by Casey Horner, Unsplash. Area…

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How to NOT simulate international agreements

What is one effective way to not simulate international agreements? Have environmental students try it out. We’re a hopeful bunch… On November 14th, I participated in a mock United Nations simulation to negotiate the world’s contribution to climate change. The goal was to limit temperature increase to under 2 degrees and to receive $100 billion […]

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Colombia: doing it’s best

Sources: Acosta, L. J. (2017, April 25). Millions of Colombians at risk to climate change: Minister. Botero, Eduardo U. (2015, December) El cambio climático y sus efectos en la biodiversidad en América Latina. United Nations. Cancilleria. (n.d.). Climate Change. Gobierno de Colombia. El cambio climático en Colombia. (n.d.). Todo Es Ciencia. Gobierno de Colombia. Semana […]

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Emory University: facing constraints

Video sources and figures: Efficacy of LEED-certification in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission for large New York City office buildings by John H.Scofield Guide to LEED Certification: Commercial Emory Office of Sustainability Initiatives – Buildings World Bank Group: Low-carbon infrastructure: an essential solution to climate change? by Deblina Saha Running water out of […]

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Is co2 increasing naturally?

Sources:
The Carbon Cycle
How do human CO2 emissions compare to natural CO2 emissions?
Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans
Climate Change: How do we know?
Rising Global Temperatures and CO2

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Is climate change really our fault?

Before we start let’s review a little on the history of this issue: And if that video was too long and you want a quick reminder of how the greenhouse effect and climate change work here’s one narrated by a kid: So as both videos explain, the changing of the climate is indeed a natural […]

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Personal Reflection: The Thin Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Critical Engagement

As a white, privileged, and educated woman, I have tried to reflect on my privilege when embarking on projects which showcase the narratives of others–especially if those narratives involve oppression or violence that I have not experience due to my privilege. During my time at COP23, I was very thoughtful about my role of the … Continue reading Personal Reflection: The Thin Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Critical Engagement

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