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Environment

How Fifteen-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Inspired A Global Movement Where Students Skip School To Protest Climate Change

Every Friday, fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg skips school to sit outside the Swedish parliament in order to raise awareness about climate change. She will do so until Sweden is in line with the Paris Agreement. In light of the UN’s large climate conference that starts today, her actions have inspired a global movement called Fridays for future where young people strike for the sake of the environment. Greta’s activism went viral this fall when she decided

Politics

Washington State Rejects Climate Change Initiative

During the last two years, climate change has taken the back seat. Between the looming threat of nuclear war, children being put in cages, and rampant transphobia in the White House, it’s no surprise that carbon emissions aren’t at the forefront of people’s minds. However, with the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords and the Trump Administration’s complete neglect of the issue, the deadline for global catastrophe is only moving up. On Tuesday, Washington

Environment

How This Summer Gave The World A Taste Of Climate Change

The global heat wave that struck the world this summer has gotten a lot of media attention, particularly through its relation to climate change. But how exactly does this summer stick out and why is it a strong demonstration of global warming? If you haven’t been keeping up with the heat wave news, here’s a quick break down of the ways that this summer has shown the world how climate change isn’t something of the distant

Environment

Want to Visit Palau? First, You Have to Sign Environmental Pledge

Palau is the first nation on earth to “change immigration laws for the cause of environmental protection.” From now on, visitors of the country must sign a passport pledge promising to act in an ecologically responsible way. To quote the official website, “A pledge of, for, and by Palau’s children.” The pledge is not only a monumental step forward in the battle to conserve our climate, but Palau delivers its message with elegance and sincerity.

Environment

Global Flooding Is Inevitable. How Can We Help?

You may be feeling very comfortable in your current position. You have aspirations: a career dream, family ideals, relationship goals. In terms of your children, I’m sure you’d want them to have the same opportunities as you. What if I was to tell you that climate change could impact the way your children and their children live their lives? One of the main contenders that isn’t talked about enough is global flooding. We have a

Environment

Your Dinner Is the Leading Cause of Climate Change

In 2006, the United Nations reported that rearing cattle produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars. This report explained that at the current rate, breeding and raising cattle produces more greenhouse gases than all modes of transportation combined due to the high amounts of Methane gas livestock produces. This places animal agriculture as a direct and leading causes of climate change. So what part of your dinner, and/or lunch and breakfast causes a long time

Real Life

Food Redistribution Could Save the Planet – and Lives

It’s no secret that the United State of America are pioneers in the act of destroying our planet – our country, while only makes up 5% of the population, annually produces 40% of the world’s waste. With ignorant politicians claiming that global warming is a hoax and your favorite foods coming packaged in pounds of plastic, it may seem like we will never be able to reverse the harmful actions put upon our planet. But

Environment

The Meat Industry’s Secretly Harmful Effects on the Environment

Animal agriculture is responsible for around 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet it seems as though more emphasis is put on taking shorter showers than lowering animal product consumption. Issues like fracking and domestic consumption of water are often emphasized in the national conversation about droughts and water. However, while fracking requires between 70 and 140 billion gallons of water annually (which is definitely a lot), the livestock industry consumes over 55 trillion gallons

Politics

Trump Withdrawing the U.S. from Paris Agreement

President Trump announced his plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord on Thursday, removing the U.S. from the global fight against climate change. The Paris Agreement, signed on Nov. 4, 2016,  “brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so.” The goal of the agreement is to keep the global temperature rise less than

Environment

Why The Environment Only Being A Leftist Concern is Frightening

In recent years, topics such as global warming, climate change and pollution have been heavily discussed. And for some reason, they are heavily controversial as well. When it comes to these topics, it seems as though conservatives are quick to deny and ignore them. A study once showed that over 58% of conservatives do not accept climate change. That’s not a surprise since several do not believe in global warming to begin with. It also does

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