Author Archives: Sarah House

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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Ideology of a Construction Scene

In his essay “The Beholding Eye: Ten Versions of the Same Scene,” D.W. Meinig suggests that a landscape can be viewed as “ideology,” shaped by the cultural values of the people who interact with it. Underlying every scene is a … Continue reading

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When Rising Seas Hit Home: How Does it Stack Up?

I consider a source of information on climate change to be credible if it strives for accuracy and clarity and makes it intentions and the process behind it clear. To ensure accuracy, the method of data collection should be carefully … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Unknown

  We have good reason to believe that the climate we have come to know is changing. The IPCC reports that “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the changes are unprecedented over decades … Continue reading

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How Nepal’s Earthquake Could Be a Climate Change Game Changer

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Gorkha district of Nepal. During the months afterward, the country experienced hundreds of aftershocks, many with a magnitude greater than or equal to 4.0 and some greater than 6.0 (Shrestha … Continue reading

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Fact Check: Does Renewable Energy Make Sense?

In defense of his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, President Trump offers his assurance that the commitment would be unfair to the United States. Among his claims is that “the Obama Administration’s emissions commitments would require us to … Continue reading

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The UNFCCC and Capacity Building

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC) is a collaboration of countries which seek to reign in anthropogenic climate change as much as possible, and respond effectively to its potential threats. A key part of the UNFCCC agreement … Continue reading

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Hemanta Mishra’s Windy Road: Navigating Controversy in Conservation

In his memoir The Soul of the Rhino, Nepali conservationist Hemanta Mishra reflects on the many challenges he faces on his mission to protect his country’s rhino population. He strives to help the Indian rhinoceros at Chitwan National Park grow … Continue reading

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