rothrocop on September 28th, 2009

Arguing with a global warming skeptic in a dance club was extremely frustrating. It would not have been my first choice of venue to entertain such a complicated discussion. As an environmental activist, I feel that it is important to try to convince even the most skeptical people of the upcoming plight that humanity will […]

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Grace Lange on September 14th, 2009

In the past, we’ve seen a correlation between more economic development, more energy use, and more emissions of green house gasses. “The challenge of addressing climate change is to break the link between economic development and greenhouse gas emissions” (Uniting on Climate Change, UNFCCC 2007). The key here to curbing the impacts of climate change […]

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Grace Lange on September 6th, 2009

My philosophy on climate change policy resembles a combination of the three lenses described by Parker and Blodgett in the ­CRS Report for Congress: the “technological lens,” the “economic lens,” and the “ecological lens.” Each lens has a different view of the global climate change problem. The technological lens views climate change as an opportunity […]

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Sarah Brylinsky on August 31st, 2009

Our students are the path to the future.    In an effort to create a just and sustainable future they must be able to navigate and understand the intersections of physical, social, and political worlds in both a local and global context, and prepare to negotiate the security of natural resources and human livelihood with their […]

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