Climate Change

In order to fight climate change, give power to cities

In order to fight climate change, give power to cities

Cities are one of the most basic units of governance. Because of this, their democratic institutions are flexible and responsive to their residents’ specific needs. Their city planners can paint with a small brush, designing policies that cater to specific problems endemic to certain communities. Obtaining community consent for projects is a real, achievable goal.

Improved climate data should lead to change

Improved climate data should lead to change

Weather instruments have evolved from the simple thermometers, anemometers and rain gauges of old to the more advanced technology of satellites and radars. Improvements continue to be made in the field of meteorology, allowing for accurate weather reporting and creating a growing database for observing climate patterns. 

Climate Change: How to be helpful when you feel helpless

Climate Change: How to be helpful when you feel helpless

Now that we are well into 2019 with almost an entire month under our belts, it seems like a good time to stop talking about what we hope to accomplish this year and start taking action on it. People often choose their New Year’s resolutions based on something they want to improve on from the year before, and looking back on 2018 there was a lot that can be improved upon. There were many successful movements and events that rose to prominence throughout the year like the “Women’s March” and “March for Our Lives” that can be applauded and added upon this year; and there were plenty of scandals like the one accompanying the appointment of Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh that should hopefully be avoided this year. However, one thing that should be at the top of everyone’s lists of things to improve upon in 2019 is the way that we are approaching climate change and the treatment of our environment.

BSA Climate Change Panel: The growing issue of climate change in Bangladesh

BSA Climate Change Panel: The growing issue of climate change in Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi Student Association held a climate change panel Thursday to discuss the growing climate crisis and how it has been affecting more at-risk countries like Bangladesh. They invited four experts on the crisis: Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Martha Lerski, Ashley Toombs and Probal Rashid.

Editorial: UConn Climate Corps Calls for Direct Action against Climate Change

Editorial: UConn Climate Corps Calls for Direct Action against Climate Change

In fall 2017, The University of Connecticut first offered a course entitled Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Municipal Policy and Planning. One major component of this course is the opportunity to work with the UConn Climate Corps. Drawing inspiration from President Franklin Roosevelt’s highly successful Civilian Conservation Corps, the UConn Climate Corps encourages students to combat climate change, and apply real-life problem-solving skills to immediately impact, their local communities.

UConn to continue sustainability efforts after IPCC report

UConn to continue sustainability efforts after IPCC report

The University of Connecticut will continue providing sustainable, environmentally friendly alternatives to numerous facilities on campus after the United Nations released a report on the state of the global environment earlier this month, said Rich Miller, the director of the Office of Environmental Policy at UConn.

Editorial: UConn and other universities coalesce to combat climate change

Editorial: UConn and other universities coalesce to combat climate change

Although UC3 was formed merely seven months ago, the university-driven coalition can make significant headway locally and nationally and perhaps even reverse the negative precedent set last year by the United States’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.