Tag: Climate change
Jun. 2, 2017
How many pieces?
On Dec. 12, 2015, 196 countries committed to adopting the Paris Agreement, an agreement between nations to dedicate efforts towards reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
May. 5, 2017
Demonstrators march for climate in Philadelphia, D.C.
Philadelphia joined cities throughout the nation in the People’s Climate March April 29, the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency, to rally against the administration’s environmental policies.
Mar. 17, 2017
The power of sustainable materialism
Environmental activism has shifted away from the notion of post-materialism, the idea where people will inherently impact the environment less as their basic needs are met, to that of sustainable materialism.
Mar. 17, 2017
At least we’ll have guns
Donald Trump’s proposed budget plan for the forthcoming fiscal year will likely see cuts in various areas. One of these areas is the Environmental Protection Agency. Under the new budget plan, $2.6 billion of the EPA’s current $8.2 billion in funding will be cut.
Jan. 27, 2017
Frozen discussion, hot topic
Climate change is a term we hear far too often.
Nov. 11, 2016
Who I am voting for
I finally casted my ballot in this year’s election, and here’s who I have voted for: for president, I chose Bill McKibben, environmental activist and organizer of the climate change organization, 350.org. For vice president, I went with Edward Snowden, the all-time whistleblower who exposed the National Security Agency’s vast programs of illegal and unconstitutional surveillance, ramped up by George W. Bush and vastly expanded by Barack Obama.
Feb. 19, 2016
Wake up and smell the climate change
I have lived in northeastern United States my entire life, so I have become pretty desensitized to what a powerful force snow can be. Living in the city for the past few years has made this even worse because I’m yet to see conditions that will stop a determined walker. But this year my eyes were pulled open to the double edged sword that is snow. On one side it is a tremendous force that can halt modern civilization in its tracks. Businesses shut down, traveling becomes near impossible, and the weak perish. On the other side it is truly beautiful and it took the ignorance of a girl from south China to make me realize how magnificent it can be to enjoy what I have taken granted for so long. I digress…
Sep. 26, 2014
Congress launches US into war
Two ships passed in the night in the past week. More than 400,000 people marched in New York to dramatize the ecological disaster already upon us in advance of the UN climate summit, and millions more marched across the globe. A couple of hundred miles away, Congress voted to authorize and fund a new war in Iraq and Syria by margins of 319-108 in the Republican-controlled House and 78-22 in the Democratic-led Senate.
Apr. 4, 2014
Moo over this | How meat consumption affects climate change
A new study published in Climatic Change, titled “The Importance of Reduced Meat and Dairy Consumption for Meeting Stringent Climate Change Targets,” indicates the … well, the importance of putting down the steak knife and wiping the milk off your moustache. I found this study through a friend, who found it on fastcoexist.com, and the study — not the article that includes it — makes some pretty clear points.
Jun. 28, 2013
Enviroweekly | The politics of climate change
Many of us know that this week has been pretty eventful at our nation’s capital — the Supreme Court declared a discriminatory section of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, thereby allowing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages, and issued a ruling upholding the U.S. District Court’s ruling regarding Proposition 8, thereby re-allowing same-sex marriage in California, and an “unruly mob” of Texans contributed to the filibuster of a bill that would virtually ban abortion in the state of Texas, but I’m here to give you the lowdown on the climate change address that President Obama gave June 25 to Georgetown University and the rest of the world.