The Role of a Fossil Fuel Lobbyist: Reflecting on the Mock UN Climate Talks

Today, I assumed the role of a fossil fuel industry lobbyist for a mock simulation of the UN climate talks in ENVS 326: Climate Change & Society Course.  Let’s just say, this experience reaffirmed that I am much more likely to become a solar energy lobbyist than a Chevron lobbyist in my career. Regardless of …

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Emory’s COP in the classroom

For our Mock UN Climate Change Conference, I was assigned to represent a fossil fuel lobbyist. Many would probably consider this the “bad guy” role, as I must represent the actors seeking to delay the capacity of nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are mainly the result of burning oil, coal, and natural gas. …

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Climate Justice in Prisons

Hurricane Harvey, intensified by climate change?!? Headlines similar to this one popped up all over the news recently in response to the natural disasters in Houston, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean islands, and Florida. Many scientists have explored and seek to further understand the connection between climate change and extreme weather events. But, you still may …

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Clearing Clouds on Climate: Blogging with YaleE360

I am particularly fond of the way in which Yale Environment 360 approaches climate  blogging. This blog, from Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, aims to offer “analysis, reporting, and debate on global environmental issues.” Yale Environment 360 frames climate change in an exciting way. An interview with Kate Marvel, a physicist at Columbia …

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