The Transformation

The Transformation

Sophia Falco, Contributor

November 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Dirt, rubble, hunger, dead weeds, broken glass broken dreams. The smell of carbon dioxide pollutes the streets and fills the lungs of young and old and their empty stomachs greedy businessmen, dressed in their rich stuffy suits and so-called red power ties replace purity with carbon dioxide. ...

Northern California Fires: Impacts and Analysis

Northern California Fires: Impacts and Analysis

Ben Klein, Editorials Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life, Local News

The Script analyzes the role of climate change in the devastating Northern California fires.

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Foothill College Research and Service Leadership Symposium

Foothill College Research and Service Leadership Symposium

Ben Stefonik, Professor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life

Foothill College is offering a new opportunity for Foothill students to present their work in a professional setting at the Foothill College Research and Service Leadership Symposium.  The goal of the symposium is to bring a professional conference experience to Foothill College.  This is a great oppo...

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Sophia Falco, Contributor

June 20, 2017


Filed under Science + Tech

Cuba, much like the rest of the planet, is under direct threat from climate change. Sea levels, which are rising at an alarming rate due to human activity, as well as extreme weather, are all serious threats to crops. Largely to blame is human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. According to t...

When A Certain Uncertainty Means Certainty: The Failure of Scientists to Communicate Effectively

When A Certain Uncertainty Means Certainty: The Failure of Scientists to Communicate Effectively

Bernadette De Zoysa, Contributor

June 14, 2017


Filed under Science + Tech

A physicist will be quick to point out that speed and velocity are not at all the same thing even though Merriam-Webster declares these words synonymous. When an ecologist uses the word cosmopolitan they are most likely referring to the broad distribution on an ecosystem and not a sophisticated global ...

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...

Power Politics: The Race to Dam the Mekong is Shortsighted

Power Politics: The Race to Dam the Mekong is Shortsighted

April 14, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion + Politics, Politics

In 146 BCE, the Romans laid waste to the city of Carthage, killing or enslaving the population of 400,000. The Conqueror Scipio Africanus-- weeping in his moment of victory-- turned to his mentor and said “all cities, nations, and authorities must, like men, meet their doom” thinking of his beloved...

Students vs. City: Environmental Warfare

Students vs. City: Environmental Warfare

Asha Bacon, Contributor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Local News

You may have heard of environmental policy on a national level on the news, perhaps, say, in the form of Trump’s anti-environmental policy rants. But how much do you know about environmental policy on a university and community level? Although often unpublicized, the Universities of California (UCs...

Illustrating Anthropocene Impacts with Abstract Mathematics

Illustrating Anthropocene Impacts with Abstract Mathematics

Ronnie Miller, Senior Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Science + Tech

Let me paint a picture in your mind. Once upon a time, the major influencers on our planet were astronomical forcings, geophysical forcings, and internal dynamics. Throughout time, the three major influencers have all caused, independently, five mass extinctions on our planet. However, all of a sudde...

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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