https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/23/us/white-house-clean-technology-china.html

For Unit 5 I will be looking at a New York Times article on how the US is behind China in the creation of green technologies, published Apr 23, 2021. As the Global Climate Summit goes on, the White House has stated that the US is lagging far behind countries like China in terms of creating new green technologies. While both countries are major contributors to global carbon emissions, countries like China are at the forefront of developing ways to combat this issue. While the creation of these new technologies helps to stabilize the worlds ongoing climate crisis, it…


https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/tiny-smoke-particles-make-wildfires-particularly-harmful-human-health-rcna729

For WTWW Unit 4 “America”, I chose an article from NBCnews published April 23, 2021. This article focuses on how scientists from Stanford University are studying how Wildfires like the ones in California, Oregon, and Washington this past year, are leading to increased health risks like cancer and cancer related illness. The way theses scientists are studying this issue is by taking blood samples from humans and looking for particulate matter, and for this study firefighters are the test subjects. Because firefighters often deal with smoke and other harmful chemicals released when wildfires tear through neighborhoods, they made the…


For this weeks entry we take a look at Russia and their role in global climate change. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/04/is-russia-finally-waking-up-to-climate-change-a69517 March 9, 2020

While this article is from last year I find it to be very relevant as it pertains to one of the major global contributors to carbon emissions and what their future looks like in relation to fossil fuel production and use. For far too long the Russian government has been one of the biggest climate deniers. This is likely due to the majority of their economy relies on fossil fuels. Only until this past year has the Russian government…


For this week I will be looking at an article on recent floods in Australia. The link to the article: https://www.trtworld.com/asia/some-australians-return-as-others-evacuated-in-floods-crisis-45300. This week in Eastern Australia, five days of continuous heavy rains caused dams and rivers to overflow, resulting in the evacuation of over 40,000 residents. While 40k residents were actually forced to evacuate, over 40% of all 25 million residents experienced negative affects from the heavy rains. To this day there are still 20k people waiting in rescue centers, and the estimated damage from the flooding is over $190 million.

As was mentioned in the lecture this week, storm…


This week I will be reviewing an article from the guardian focusing on the worst European drought in 2000 years, and how scientists are using trees to study past drought events. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/15/climate-crisis-recent-european-droughts-worst-in-2000-years

This article details how climate researchers are studying trees in order to better understand past drought events, as well as how they can use this data to better predict future events. The last few summers have been scorchers in Europe, similar to here in the US. This heat has caused issues like early deaths, crop destruction, and forest catching fire and struggling to return. Many researchers believe that…


What in the world this week takes me to the coastal waters of the western pacific, near Borneo, Thailand, and Vietnam. https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/new-shark-discovery-extinction-lost-borneo-overfishing-carcharhinus-obsolerus-a8711686.html
4 Jan, 2019

Although my article is not technically “current”, I do believe it is still relevant, as the issue still pertains to whether or not the endangered species has gone extinct, as well as the amount of over fishing that takes place today. This article highlights the discovery of a new species of shark, which was once thought to be another species, is now believed to be closely related to the Borneo shark. The team from the…


For this weeks discussion I will be looking at a NASA article discussing climate change, specifically the accelerated reduction of Greenland’s glacier retreat. The article was published Jan 25, 2021, and is titled Warming Seas Are Accelerating Greenland’s Glacier Retreat. https://climate.nasa.gov/news/3062/warming-seas-are-accelerating-greenlands-glacier-retreat/

Quick side note, NASA’s climate change website has some cool features like C02 ppm, sea level increase, and global temp that you can monitor in real-time. They also included a nice video animation of what it looks like when a glacier begins melting. https://youtu.be/0QVVzFPChAU

This article highlights the conservation group Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG), and their recent capabilities of…


My name is Bryan Petry and I’m currently a senior in the Geography program. I was born in Dayton and grew up in Beavercreek, where I graduated high school in 2009. I lived in Texas for about 9 months in 2010 for military training but have lived in Ohio otherwise. I’ve traveled a decent amount as my mother worked for Piedmont and US Airlines for 20 years and we flew free a lot when we were younger. We typically traveled to warmer or tropical climates like Florida, South Carolina, Southern California, Mexico. I had the fortunate opportunity to travel to…

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