A Long Term Goal in the Paris Agreement: A Failure Without Differentiation & Equity

By Paige Nygaard We are getting closer and closer to the end of COP21. Anticipation is growing to seeing what disaster will unfold within the text. Will it be slightly bad? Absolutely terrible? How much will the United States be able to shift the burden of climate change to other countries while also blaming them for any bad deal in Paris? As every draft text gets released, it favors the...

Is the South still possible?

By Angela Valenzuela and Augustin Martz (Agua Libre)   While France expands its military strategy in Syria, it is also hosting more than 190 nations in Paris at the climate conference COP21, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Under this climate talks a new international agreement on climate change will be signed, and it will define the political efforts...

Outside In: COP21, Paris

By Brynna Golden A gust of wind jolted the airplane and smushed my sleeping face into the cool oval window to my left. The cold tremor woke me quickly from my short travel nap. I stretched and pressed my groggy cheek back to the glass. In the dim light I could barely make out some massive swaths of white and dark, patch-worked over the earth below me. I couldn’t tell if the divide was...

Working Towards Another Green Revolution…the Ultimate Downfall of 4 per 1000

By Sara Velander and Jenna Farineau There are a considerable amount of false solutions out in the world currently. You know - the “green solutions” that multinational corporations promote in their annual sustainability reports. Or the resilience projects that governments boast about during high-level conferences hosted by their town, city, or country. The types of solutions that look so...

What happens when the fish disappear?

By Hana Keegan I have always lived by the sea. Each and every morning, the sun rises. It sheds light on the ever-changing blues of the water’s surface. I have spent days swimming in these waters, gazing through my snorkelling mask at glittering fish as they feed on the coral reefs. I have also noticed how more and more of the coral heads are dying because of human activity. Witnessing how...