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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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Evaluating the Credibility of Climate Sources

There are hundreds of documents reviewing climate change. How can you be sure of which ones are accurate? In order to ensure you are receiving solely factual information, it is important to evaluate the credibility of sources while reviewing them. … Continue reading

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The Credibility of Climate Change Information

I chose to examine an interactive article from the New York Times, “Climate Change is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions” because I knew I would have a hard time being partial in my analysis. My trust in the … 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 Credibility

a front page section of the New York Times showing how far above or below average temperatures were in 2014, compared to other years. The hot topic of climate change has been filling the news lately. As our President and … 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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Predicting the Future of our Climate

  While many uncertainties still linger in regards to the specifics of climate change, some basic facts are definite. The most sure and important fact is that the climate is shifting rapidly, due to anthropogenic causes. As humans continue to … 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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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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Timeline and the Gorkha Earthquake

40-50 Million Years Ago: Collision between Indian and Eurasian Plate 1255: First recorded earthquake in Nepalese history August 15th, 1950: Assam- Tibet Earthquake January 15th, 1934: Nepal- Bihar Earthquake September 18th, 2011: Sikkim Earthquake August 21st, 1988: Nepal- India Earthquake … Continue reading

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