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Op-Ed: Climate Change is Racist

Op-Ed: Climate Change is Racist

Atlanta Rydzik, Contributor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When someone mentions climate change, you might subconsciously conjure up an image of a mother polar bear and her two cubs trudging across a melting ice cap. You might even picture your neighbor’s gas guzzling SUV, polluting the air children inhale, damaging their lungs. Viewing climate change from a p...

Op-Ed: Financing College is a Bureaucratic Clown Fiesta

Op-Ed: Financing College is a Bureaucratic Clown Fiesta

William Robertson, Senior Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life, Opinion, Opinion + Politics

In April 2015, as I was getting ready to graduate High School, it became obvious I was not going to get into a college I wanted. The simple reason was that I had not applied to colleges that suited me: I was overwhelmed by the application process, didn’t use the tools at my disposal to fine-tune my ...

Market Meltdown: Nuclear is an Expensive Way to Reduce Emissions

Market Meltdown: Nuclear is an Expensive Way to Reduce Emissions

Senior Editor, William Robertson

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the early 1950s, many energy experts envisaged a “nuclear age”-- a world harnessing the power of the atom to provide cheap, clean energy for everyone. Nuclear energy never climbed above 10% of global energy generation. As America struggles to find a new landscape for energy production, the old...

Op-Ed: Revolution and Evolution

Op-Ed: Revolution and Evolution

William Robertson, Senior Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This year’s auspicious centenaries-- the Russian Revolutions-- has certainly not slipped the notice of the man in the Kremlin-- although you wouldn’t know this from his silence. Nor should it slip ours. The proximate cause of the first revolution was the shutdown of the capital city due to massi...

To Stop Climate Change, Drill Baby Drill

To Stop Climate Change, Drill Baby Drill

William Robertson, Senior Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In 1990, the US’ total CO2E (CO2 equivalent) output was roughly 5 gigatons per year. Emissions rose steadily over almost 2 decades, peaking at 6 gigatons around 2008. Since then, US emissions have fallen to 5.6 gigatons. At first this was likely due to the global economic downturn in 2008-09. Indeed,...

Charging Up: Tesla’s Position Strengthens

Charging Up: Tesla’s Position Strengthens

Sanghui Han, Contributor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

Climate change creates pain that is both acute and chronic for humans.  Some level of crisis and disaster will befall humanity-- indeed, most climate researchers are in accord that climate change is already having tangible impacts on human lives. Reducing carbon emissions-- even dramatically-- would not ...

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