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Teresa Luo
Oct 23, 2020
In Welcome to the Forum
During the final presidential debate of 2020, both candidates expressed their views on the future environmental policies of the U.S. One of the biggest controversies of the topic lies between the economy and the environment. Which candidate's proposed policy do you agree with? In your opinion, what defines growth? Is it the income level? GDP value? Or the wellbeing of the citizens? How do we seek the balance between economic growth and environmental protection?
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Teresa Luo
Oct 12, 2020
In Welcome to the Forum
Many people viewed 2020 as a critical year to halt climate change. However, the advent of a global pandemic disrupted our plan. Despite the drastic changes caused by COVID-19, some people still held faith in this year as a major turning point in our fight against climate change. Indeed, many experts and scientists claimed that the next 10 years will be the decisive decade of our future. The EarthShot Prize, established by Prince Williams of Great Britain and many other leading figures around the world, is a new global award that claims to serve as the prestigious reward for those who "designed to incentivize change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years." In your opinion, what should and can we do in the next ten years to change?
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Teresa Luo
Oct 05, 2020
In Welcome to the Forum
It's been 5 years since 195 nations around the world united in Paris, France to sign the Paris Agreement, a truly historic moment in the world's fight against Climate Change. However, little progress has been made. Under the Trump Administration, the United States withdrew the Paris Agreement in 2017; By 2020, only two countries---Morocco and Gambia---have effectively cut their carbon emissions in line according to the agreement. Many developed countries that are responsible for the majority of emissions did little to change. Despite the growing fervent voices that fight for a change in our current economy and society, many of them have been ignored. Why do you think that governments are ignoring these voices? What can we do strengthen these voices and amplify their impacts?
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Teresa Luo
Oct 05, 2020
In Welcome to the Forum
Extinction Rebellion (XR), an activist group from the UK, has faced numerous challenges in the past year due to controversies raised from a mass mobilization event that took place in Canning Town on Oct.17, 2019, where a group of XR members climbed on a subway car to protest and prevented it from leaving. After the event took place, the public opinion toward XR and other activist groups deteriorated many viewed the form of nonviolent, disruptive protest with a negative image. How can we effectively deliver our message and gain support without alienating the general public? What can we reform? Moreover, how to utilize the given resources and power we currently have to continue to amplify our voices despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19?
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Teresa Luo
Oct 05, 2020
In Welcome to the Forum
This is an online community that allows members of the community to discuss some of the social, political, and economic issues raised by environmental degradation. We hope to construct a peaceful and polite environment for those to share their point of view freely. Any comments with the use of inappropriate or insulting language will be warned and potentially removed. Stay kind, passionate, and involved! We look forward to hearing different sides of the story!
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