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The Gulf Stream Explained

The Gulf Stream Explained

The ocean conveyor belt and the Gulf Stream. Ocean currents have a direct influence on our lives. They determine our weather, our climate, and much more. The ocean currents and wind systems transport heat from the equator to the poles and operate like a large engine for the global climate. In the oceans, there are …

4 Ways To Fight Climate Change

4 Ways To Fight Climate Change

So a lot of people ask me: “Prince, climate change is such a big issue and what can little old me do about it?” Well, one of my favorite quotes comes from the Dr. Seuss story “The Lorax”: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.” Well here …

President Obama Speaks on Climate Change

President Obama Speaks on Climate Change

(applause) The President: Thank you, Georgetown! Everybody, please be seated. And my first announcement today is that you should all take off your jackets. (laughter) I’m going to do the same. (applause) It’s not that sexy, now. (laughter) It is good to be back on campus, and it is a great privilege to speak from …

Future Risks: Climate change

Future Risks: Climate change

Climate change is a reality. Extreme weather can disrupt the production and shipment of commodities putting global supply chains at risk. Often, environmental threats are connected in ways we don’t expect. Consider the case of the Bark Beetle, a parasite that kills trees. Warmer weather expands the beetle’s habitat destroying more forests. Wildfires then become …

The World’s Fastest Growing MEGACITY

The World’s Fastest Growing MEGACITY

Everest and the Himalayas. It may not seem like this mountain range could shape a Megacity almost 600 kilometers away, but it does. This place, the capital of the most densely populated major country in the world, is also the fastest growing city on the planet. This is an examination of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The constant …