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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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Observation Assignment: Britton Plaza Landscape as System

At first glance, Britton Plaza is a place I have walked through many a times. It seems like I walk though it at least once a day if not more. For this assignment, I tried to see this landscape as … Continue reading

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Credible Sources and the “Climate Change Evidence and Causes” report

There are a lot of sources you can find about climate change, but determining which sources are credible is essential tool. In the criteria for checking a source’s credibility, it is valuable to learn about the author or authors writing … Continue reading

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Climate Models and Decision Making

Scientists have used climate models to project climate conditions in the future under various scenarios. Looking at the movement of energy and materials through the climate system, climate models are referred to as general circulation models (GCMs) (NOAA). In order … Continue reading

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Timeline and Nepalese Civil War

Timeline 1768: Prithvi Narayan Shah, a leader of a small hill state called Gorkha or Gurkha, united the small kingdoms of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur in the Katmandu Valley creating the sovereign state of Nepal. 2001: The population of Nepal … Continue reading

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Trump’s Letter: Allowing China to Increase Emission for Years to Come

Evaluating the statements in Trump’s letter regarding the Paris Agreement on climate change, Trump refers to the United States pledge to reduce greenhouse as an unnecessary financial toll for the American people and states “meanwhile, the [Paris] agreement allows countries … Continue reading

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: Technology Transfer

One important aspect to the Convention is technology transfer, which focuses on all parties working together to improve the development and transfer of GHG emission reducing technologies. This requires developed countries to step up with assisting in improving climate technology … Continue reading

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The Soul of the Rhino

In the novel, The Soul of the Rhino by Hermanta Mishra, the author portrays dichotomic intersection that shape Nepal using the subject of the greater one-horned Asian rhinoceros (Indian rhinoceros) at its focal point. The rhino was described as a … Continue reading

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