Author Archives: Jones, Madeleine

Climate Risk & Resilience Lens: Landscape as Collaboration

The various components of a landscape interact with each other, and when this interaction is intentional, collaboration can ensue. A community of organisms, whether humans, animals, plants, etc, can interact with each other, as well as work together to harvest, … Continue reading

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The Institute for Energy Research: To Believe or Not to Believe?

In my time researching for the essay on evaluating the credibility of President Donald Trump’s statements as he announced the country’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords, I came across an article from the Institute for Energy Research (IER) on … Continue reading

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Observation Assignment: The Center for Sustainable Living through the Lens of Ideology

A space can be observed through ten different lenses, each of which offers unique insights to various attributes of that space. One of those lenses is examining a space through the eyes of ideology. The observer views characteristics as outputs … Continue reading

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Development and Environmental Conservation in Nepal

1963: Nepal Bans Child Marriage The minimum age of marriage under Nepali law is twenty, one of the highest legal ages of marriage in the world. Though strong on paper, this legislation is not adequately enforced and remains a major … Continue reading

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Reversing US Leadership in Climate Talks: Donald Trump and the Paris Agreement

“America has led the world in carbon dioxide reductions even as we have continued to expand our energy production.” Truth-O-Meter: Half True (partially accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context) On June 1st, 2017, United … Continue reading

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Climate Finance in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Mitigating and adapting to climate change will require significant financial resources to restructure and reorganize various systems in human society. Mitigation is the efforts taken to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and the creation and protection of carbon sinks. … Continue reading

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