Monthly Archives: October 2017

Research Team Lens- Landscape as Culture

The Oxford Dictionary defines culture as “the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society.” Comparing and contrasting trends in American culture with Nepali ideas, customs, and social behaviors will help us map the community landscape and … Continue reading

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Evaluating Climate Models

While we cannot be certain what will happen in the future, we have already begun to see changes in climate pattern. These changes will force the world to look at how we build infrastructure as well as community resilience to … Continue reading

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Timeline

Timeline explanation: I choose a mix of political events as well as extreme weather events trying to demonstrate that there is a link between policy and climate change. Although there is no direct proof that these events were caused by … Continue reading

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Timeline

18th Century- Industrial Revolution of the Western World December 11, 1997- Kyoto Protocol               – UNFCCC founded 2006- China overtakes USA as world’s largest carbon emitter April 25, 2015- Earthquake in Nepal 7.8 May 12, 2015- Aftershock 7.3 April 22, … Continue reading

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Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal: Monsoon Variability

Nepal, with its fragile geology and steep topography, is the 20th most disaster-prone country in the world (Dangal 2). With the additional impact of changing climate, this area, that highly prone to disasters, is greatly impacted. Because of climate change, … Continue reading

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Agricultural Infrastructure Adaptation Through Irrigation

Emma Brown, Sarah House, Nam Nguyen Sector: Agriculture and Rural Development Adaptation Type: This low regret program addresses current water access issues, while also preparing for potential future challenges and building capacity in this area. Executive Summary:  The Irrigation and … Continue reading

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