Climate Change Doom and Gloom

Anthropogenic climate change may be the source of our planet’s eventual doomsday, but at least it taught me the significance of integrative learning. True, I might be overstating the inevitability of climate change. But by combining the social, scientific, political, and economic ramifications of the topic into one course, it’s impossible to remain optimistic. The […]

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HNRS 200: Climate Change

Over the course of my class Climate Change Science, Politics, and Policy, I did a lot of work with and became increasing better at integrative thinking. I became adept at taking what Professor MacAvoy taught us about the causes behind and progressions of climate change and applying them to what policy needed to be made […]

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Problem Solving in HNRS 200

Problem solving is part of every class on some scale but in HNRS 200, Climate Change Science, Politics, and Policy,  my problem solving abilities were put to the test.  Our mock negotiation was conducted for the sole purpose of seeing how the issue of climate change is “solved” internationally.  I approached the problem of climate […]

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The UNFCCC: Integrative Learning

From the outside, it could be easy for one to question why the UNFCCC has not reached a consensus on any climate change policy agreement. However, after participating in the mock negotiations at the end of last semester’s Honors course, it became very clear that international agreements– specifically in terms of climate change– are difficult […]

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All or Nothing

Last semester, much of what we learned in Climate Change Science, Politics, and Policy culminated in the mock negotiations.  It was through this process that I further developed my problem solving skills. We were each assigned a country, and throughout the semester we studied both domestic politics and our individual country’s involvement in international negotiations […]

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中国和我

China and me. I believe that the mock negotiation was the epitome of problem solving for the Fall 2014 Honors class. I became so educated in the climate change policy of China that now I feel differently about climate change policy than I did in the past. You know how actors live the life of […]

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