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The Importance of Climate Models

Erik Nielsen Professor Leary INTD 250 9/20/17 The Importance of Climate Models While there are certain uncertainties about the earth’s future climate, I still believe that climate models are very useful for making informed decisions to deal with climate change. … Continue reading

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Relevance of The 2015 Gorkha Earthquake

Nepali Timeline:   1996: Nepali Civil War begins 2001: Prince Dipendra assassinates nine royal family members 2002: King Gyanendra temporarily dissolves government 2008: Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist wins election, Nepal becomes the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal April 2015: Nepal … Continue reading

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Response to President Trump’s Letter on Leaving the Paris Accord

President Trump’s letter explaining why the United States is pulling out of the Paris Agreement is full of lies and muddled half-truths. This essay will focus in on Trump’s claim that the United States economy and workforce would be drastically … Continue reading

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UNFCCC Adaptation

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides a well written and concise summary on the topic of climate change adaption. The UNFCCC defines climate change adaptation as the processes, practices, and structures that countries must undertake in … Continue reading

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