A Necessary Uphill Battle

A Necessary Uphill Battle

Climate change educators and advocates need to have a thick skin:  “This silliness. HOAX!”  “If you truly believe that humans are the problem…then how could you bring children into this world to further damage the planet? I’m not asking you to run out and massacre small children, but why create new little earth-killing machines?”  “#epa … Continue reading

Apps Are Not Textbooks (Not Yet)

Apps Are Not Textbooks (Not Yet)

“Apps” seem like fun. “Textbooks” seem like a bore. “Apps” are interactive. “Textbooks” are static. “Apps” are current. “Textbooks” become outdated after a year (try selling your textbooks back to a bookstore and you will be lucky to get a third of the purchase price back). Could apps one day replace textbooks? There are different … Continue reading

A Backstory of an Adaptation Plan

A Backstory of an Adaptation Plan

With a sigh of relief, the climate adaptation plan that I’ve been a research assistant on for close to a year is finally done. Being a rookie in applying my environmental science education into real world scenarios, this journey was an enlightening one. My mentor and author of Adapting to a Changing Climate: Risks & … Continue reading

Raising the Temperature

Raising the Temperature

Art and science may be at opposite ends of the educational spectrum, but that does not mean the two cannot create something powerful. On February 2, 2014, the Queens Museum of Art hosted an exhibit opening, Raising the Temperature: Art in Environmental Reactions, by the Community Partnership Exhibition Program. Multiple artists were featured in this exhibit, … Continue reading