Category: climate change

Harvey’s Hidden Storm

By: Sophia Ahmed Hurricane Katrina’s Category 5 winds killed nearly 2,000 people when the storm made landfall in August 2005, and Hurricane Harvey damaged an estimated 203,000 homes. Combined, these hurricanes caused destruction that totaled over 400 billion U.S. dollars. Needless to say, hurricanes cause extensive damage to families and infrastructure when their winds rip

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Then and Now: The Development of Climate Change Denial (1970-2017)

By Sonia Mahajan President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December 2016 reflects a growing—and alarming—lack of concern about climate change. Pruitt, who was previously Attorney General of Oklahoma, attempted to sue the EPA a total of fourteen times before being nominated to head the

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Sunscreens: A culprit in widespread coral bleaching?

By: Julia Zeh When you put on sunscreen at the beach and then jump in the water, have you ever seen what looks like an oil slick appear in the water behind you? It turns out that sunscreen is not really all that waterproof, and it tends to come off when you go into the

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Geo-Engineering and "Greenfinger"

Geo-engineering is pretty scary business. The idea is to deliberately change the climate in order to combat all the incidental damage we’ve inflicted on the planet over the past few centuries. (This Atlantic article is a thorough and entertaining review of the major theories and issues, including at least two movie references and the words

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