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  • View from COP22 Marrakech: Normalize Climate Action
    By Anji Seth, Associate Professor, Geography and Chair Atmospheric Sciences Group Talk of global warming is everywhere here in Marrakech. But in the US people rarely discuss the topic among family and friends.  Global Warming has become akin to politics and religion, a taboo subject in polite company, even as the science has become indisputable and […]
  • View from COP22 Marrakech: The train has left the station
    Anji Seth, Associate Professor, Geography and Chair, Atmospheric Sciences Group (ASG) The shock of the US election weighed heavily as our band of 18 (students faculty and staff) departed Storrs for the journey to Marrakech. So many questions, so little reason to hope. In Paris last December the atmosphere had been electric, as the efforts of […]
  • View from COP22 in Marrakech: We Want You (to Help Combat Climate Change)
    Eddie McInerney, Student, Political Science There were a large number of panel discussions to attend in the Green Zone at COP22, ranging in subject matter from implementation of sustainable practices in the fashion industry, to the implications of climate change on basic human rights. Based on the sessions attended and the topics discussed among faculty […]
  • View from COP22 in Marrakech: Green Campuses – Turning Knowledge into Action
    Christen Bellucci, Student, Environmental Sciences, Human Health Concentration COP22 “ACT” signs were posted all throughout the city of Marrakech From the moment we first stepped foot in COP22’s Green Zone, an urgent question presented itself to us: What can universities do to strengthen the fight against climate change? The first panel we attended as a […]
  • View from COP22 in Marrakech: A Meeting of Millennials
    Stephanie Hubli, Student, Environmental Engineering The optimism I gained from this conference greatly outweighs my initial skepticism about the daunting nature of the global fight against climate change. The change in my overall outlook stems not from the success of this year’s formal proceedings at the COP, but rather from what I observed about the […]
  • View from COP22 in Marrakech: Knowledge is Privilege
    Usra Qureshi, Student, Molecular and Cell Biology, Human Rights I want to believe that everyone has the opportunity to participate in environmentally friendly practices, that every community knows enough about climate change to understand the urgency of the situation. And that sustainability is affordable for all. The reality is morose. Liberals, academics and the upper […]
  • View from COP22 in Marrakech: An American Dream?
    Hannah Casey, Student, Environmental Studies, Public Policy The mostly Moroccan and North African students at the higher education networking event, co-sponsored by UConn and the Universite Cadi Ayyad, were extremely excited to host us at their college.  Afterwards, they showed us an exhibition displaying their sustainability-focused research projects. The 20 or so students from this […]
  • View from Marrakech: It’s Up to Us Now
    Ben Breslau, Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Upon entering COP22 on Monday I struggled with what to do next. What did any of this matter if the U.S. government refuses to help us? Fortunately, over the course of this week at the conference, I came to understand that I am far from alone in the […]
  • View from COP22 in Marrakech: Hoping for a Better Donald
    What the 2016 Election Means for Climate Change Policy Klara Reisch, Student, Molecular and Cell Biology I shuffled in and out of shops trying to find a souvenir in Marrakech when one merchant turned to me, chuckled and asked “you voted for Trump?” I was confused and slightly embarrassed that this election was following me […]