Author Archives: Marina Morton

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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Observing Landscape as Place on the Streets of Downtown Carlisle, PA

Sounds and Feels Cars whizzed by me on the street as a constant flow of traffic entered and left the intersection. Occasional car horns broke through the rumbling engines in stopped traffic and the music coming from inside people’s cars. … Continue reading

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Evaluating Sources of Climate Change Information

Evaluating sources of information before using them helps ensure that the researcher finds trustworthy conclusions. My evaluation criteria help the climate change researcher determine how useful sources of information will be for their project relative to the existing body of … Continue reading

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Climate Models: Are They Useful?

Uncertainty Does Not Mean Inaction Sound decisions can be made about responding to climate change despite significant uncertainties about future climate because high natural variability emerges during the process of modeling Nepal’s climate. It is important to note that Nepal’s … Continue reading

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Monsoon Season & Natural Disasters in Nepal Timeline

August 2017– Seasonal flooding from monsoon rains causes widespread devastation in Himalayan foothills in Nepal, Bangladesh and India. Estimated 1200 people killed and 40 million people affected. Read more. October 2016– The military and Sherpas complete drainage of Imja glacial … Continue reading

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President Trump’s New Promise: The Erosion of America’s Global Leadership in Climate Change Action

“Continued participation in the Paris Agreement would be fundamentally unfair to American taxpayers. It would require the transfer of billions of their hard-earned dollars to other countries through the ‘Green Climate Fund.’” Truth-O-Meter rating: mostly false (contains an element of … Continue reading

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Climate Finance: Who’s Responsible?

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides the structure for multilateral action to prevent significant human change to the climate system. Dealing with climate change and its impacts on humanity and ecosystems requires a continuous international negotiation … Continue reading

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Battles of the New Republic a Contemporary History of Nepal by Prashant Jha- Reflections

Battles of the New Republic a Contemporary History of Nepal, by Prashant Jha, explained the fall of the monarch, the rise of violence, and the growth of political instability in Nepal which provides context for understanding how prepared and willing … Continue reading

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