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The Continued Greening of the Olympics

Every two years, the world gathers around its televisions to watch the greatest sporting spectacle on the planet: the Olympics. Both the Summer and Winter Games draw together millions of people at home and in the host city to watch … Continue reading

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Read and Respond 2

The author of “Don’t be fooled – Elon Musk’s electric cars aren’t about to save the planet,” Bjorn Lomborg, is right: the Tesla 3 won’t save the world. So much more needs to be done than just replacing petroleum-powered cars … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Rising Sea Levels

Global climate change is one of the gravest challenges that humanity faces today. One of the most dangerous impacts that climate change has had is the crisis of rising sea levels. As the Earth continues to warm and the polar … Continue reading

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Assignment 4: The Continued Greening of the Olympics

Every two years, the world gathers around its televisions to watch the greatest sporting spectacle on the planet: the Olympics. Both the Summer and Winter Games draw together millions of people at home and in the host city to watch … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: The Dangers of Rising Sea Levels

Global climate change is one of the gravest challenges that humanity faces today. One of the most dangerous impacts that climate change has had is the crisis of rising sea levels. As the Earth continues to warm and the polar … Continue reading

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Bibliography 4: The Environmental Impact of the Olympics

Topic: I want to look at the various impacts of hosting the Olympics on both the regional and global environment. Audience: Voting members of the International Olympic Committee who decide where each Olympics is held, as well as cities that … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: The Dangers of Rising Sea Levels

Topic: Why are sea levels rising? What impact will this have on coastal areas in the Eastern United States and other parts of the world? Audience: All nations, whether they were signatories at Pairs or not, as everyone needs to … Continue reading

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Public Transportation: America’s Future?

America has long been a nation of highways. The highway system owes its creation to cheap gasoline and the affordability of personal vehicles in the 20th Century. This diverged America from Europe, which massively expanded its public transportation network across … Continue reading

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Read and Response 1: Fossil Fuels in Africa

I personally agree with the main point that the article “Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels” advocates. Coal, oil, and other fossil fuels are a crucial part of the process of industrialization. Not one industrialized country in the world today skipped … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: Public Transportation: America’s Future?

America has long been a nation of highways. The highway system owes its creation to cheap gasoline costs and the affordability of personal vehicles in the 20th Century. This diverged America from Europe, which massively expanded its public transportation network … Continue reading

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Bibliography 2: Expanding Public Transportation in America

Topic: How much more fuel-efficient is public transportation than cars? Also, what lessons can America take from Europe? Audience: Both people who drive a car regularly and governments who may be considering expanding public transportation. Hurdle, Jon. “Use of Public … Continue reading

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How Does Fracking and Nuclear Power Production Affect Water?

Energy production in America has some of the greatest impact on the environment. While the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere and the resulting issue of global warming are obvious contentions, another major issue is the sheer amount of … Continue reading

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Math Test

\(x^3-3x^2-10x=0\) 2. \((1+r)^n\) 3. \((5.7\times 10^{-8})\times (1.6\times 10^{12})=9.12\times 10^4\) 4. \(πL(1-\alpha)R^2=4π\sigma T^4R^2\) 5. \(12\text{km} \times \frac {.6 \text {mile}} {1 \text {km}} ≈ 7.2 \text {miles}\) \[12\text{km} \times \frac {.6 \text {mile}} {1 \text {km}} ≈ 7.2 \text {miles}\] 6. \(4,173,445,346.50≈4,200,000,000=4.2\times 10^9\) … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Less Wastewater-Fracking or Nuclear?

Intro: Energy production in America has some of the greatest impact on the environment. While the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere and the resulting issue of global warming are obvious contentions, another major issue is the sheer amount … Continue reading

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Bibliography: Water Contamination via Fracking

Topic: Look at the amount of water used in fracking oil and natural gas wells and how this water, and surrounding ground and surface water, can be contaminated and wasted. Audience: Corporations that utilize fracking; state governments who allow fracking. … Continue reading

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Introductory Post: Nick Labecki

Hey everyone, my name is Nick Labecki. I am a freshman double majoring in History and International Politics. I decided to take this class because I wanted a math class that would actually teach me something that might be useful at … Continue reading

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