Approximation of various world metrics/numbers this year and today. http://www.worldometers.info
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Atmosphere reaches over all parts of the earth. From the dense cities over Japan to the rural area of the United States, people breath oxygen from the atmosphere. But breathing Greenhouse gases is a fatal problem for all of us. Even though there is a fatal fire, some people still feed the gasoline, while others are trapped in it. Come see who is really… Read more Toxic Breath: The Cause and Solution around Coal
All around the world, people are being affected by pollution. However, most people don’t tend to full grasp the severity of it. This pollution is causing numerous problems from premature death to various other health problems. The same goes for the once tropical island paradise of St. Maarten, which provides us with a smaller scale… Read more Trash Piling Up, Funeral Costs and Healthcare Bills Are Sure to Follow.
Half of the products we buy at the grocery stores are made with palm oil. To produce palm oil, traders such as Wilmar destroyed the rainforests. This video focus on the consequences of deforestation for palm oil industry. Link to the video: https://we.tl/t-d4W5iJJM25
Ambassador Blake represents a figure from the international sphere of politics and resources. He has access to U.S. and worldwide intelligence, research and networks. For instance Blake was tasked with figuring out how to reduce Indonesia’s greenhouse gas production. Yet, at the time, Indonesia was in its last year of an administration, so there was… Read more Ambassador Blake’s talk and its connections to bilateral activists
Group: Governance. Interesting idea of using soil, that would otherwise go to waste, for absorbing pollution. The artificial mountain could absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and safely store it while adding to the community landscape. https://www.pollutionsolutions-online.com/news/air-clean-up/16/breaking-news/how-will-an-artificial-mountain-reduce-pollution/47638
This article goes into the research being done on oyster reefs and their ability to slow the progress of soil erosion on the coast of Louisiana. At the four control sites in the study, the oyster reefs were able to half the rate of erosion over a few months. One interesting social concept behind this environmental problem is how restaurants used to return used oyster shells to fisherman. Fisherman would then return these shells to the ocean and oyster reefs were created through this process. According to the article, only one or two restaurants still do this. Now, oyster shells are sent to landfills, where they are processed in useless ways.
Group: Extractive Colonialism
Our group found this article to be extremely interesting and illuminating on current foreign policy. More specifically this article focuses on soil conservation in China, where there is a major soil pollution problem. To combat this problem, China has implemented progressive policies and laws. The new law specifies that the polluter is primarily responsible for… Read more Prevention and Control of Soil Pollution in China
Watch the video of Dr. Philip Duffy testifying about climate change to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology