Wild Weather in a Post Climate-Change World

Wild Weather in a Post Climate-Change World

Whether or not you agree with the idea of man-made climate change, it is irrefutable that climate change-related natural disasters have become increasingly frequent and destructive. Scientist report that fluctuating temperatures and unseasonable weather patterns have lead to more water vapor in the atmosphere, increasing the frequency and intensity of...

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Opinion: Time for Vanderbilt to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Boston University, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, London School of Economics, Oxford, Cambridge, the University of California system, University of Edinburgh. Over recent years, universities around the globe have acknowledged scientific truths, the passion of their students and faculty, and the moral imperatives they possess to divest, in...

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Will the Republican Party Ever Embrace Climate Change?

Will the Republican Party Ever Embrace Climate Change?

With the quest for the Republican nomination well underway, issues such as Planned Parenthood, illegal immigration, and government surveillance have all been hot topics in the televised debates on Fox News and CNN, but recently an issue that has historically garnered relatively low coverage among Republican candidates has resurfaced. “I...

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It’s Not Easy Being Green: The Paradox of Obama’s Climate Strategy

Earlier this week, President Obama stood on the edge of Alaska’s famous Exit Glacier in the marquee moment of his Alaska trip. Before a crowd of reporters and local public officials, he emphasized the remarkable toll that climate change has taken on the glacier, noting that “We need to make...

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The Climate Action Plan: An Up-Hill Battle for Obama

The Climate Action Plan: An Up-Hill Battle for Obama

This essay, authored by Emmett McKinney ’16, appeared in the Fall 2013 print issue. Earlier this year, President Obama finally made good on promises from his second inaugural address by outlining a climate policy for his second term. The initiative relies heavily on executive orders to meet the Administration’s 2009...

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Learning from History, Looking Forward

On a day filled with symbolism and optimism for the future, President Barack Obama’s inaugural address set a progressive tone for his second term.  For the second time ever, the Presidential Inauguration fell on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a coincidence made even more significant with the reelection of America’s...

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