Author Archives: brownemm

Landscape as Habitat

I chose examine the street outside of the Quarry using the lens of landscape as habitat. The most notable feature of this habitat right now is the construction in the middle of the road, blocking off one of the lanes. … Continue reading

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The Credibility of Climate Change Information

I chose to examine an interactive article from the New York Times, “Climate Change is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions” because I knew I would have a hard time being partial in my analysis. My trust in the … Continue reading

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Climate Models and Predictability

A NOAA data buoy in the Atlantic Ocean east of Boston, MA             One of the greatest problems with adjusting to climate change is the uncertainty in climate models. Climate scientists use models to demonstrate the statistical likelihood of certain … Continue reading

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Nepal Risk Timeline and the 2017 Monsoon Season

Timeline: 1996: February: Maoist Rebellion Begins, civil war ensues 2006: November: Civil War ends leaving 20,000 people dead and more displaced. 2008: May: Nepal becomes a republic 2015: 25 April: Earthquake kills thousands of people and causes widespread devastation 2014: … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and the Cost of Renewable Energy

While President Trump’s letter is riddled with incorrect or misleading statements, I chose to check out a statement based on something I don’t know too much about. Trump writes, “While little would change for our climate under the Paris Agreement, … Continue reading

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Bones of the Tiger

Hemanta Mishra’s Bones of the Tiger: Protecting the Man Eaters of Nepal is a reflection on the author’s work on tiger conservation. Mishra describes the many obstacles he has faced and the obstacles he still faces and shares many stories … Continue reading

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UNFCCC Adaptation

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has many different interesting and complex components but I chose to focus on the UNFCCC approach to adaptation because unlike all the other aspects of the convention, adaptation will happen regardless of … Continue reading

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