Author Archives: Jessina Wong

Why Aren’t We More Energy Efficient?

So carbon emission rates have been high, and that makes sense due to the fuels we use to supply energy to the people.  There has been a cry to use sustainable, renewable energy to decrease the amount of carbon dioxide people release … Continue reading

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The Carbon Tax

In the Op-Ed section of the New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman writes about his support for a carbon tax.  Currently, the American government is looking at ways to slash spending and, according to Friedman, “the solutions that are lose-lose and … Continue reading

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Psychology: Some Other Bugger’s Backyard

I was reading a 2011 article by Elisabeth Rosenthal about how people generally say that they are for a greener Earth, but their actions show that this is only true when it doesn’t get in their way.  “Test yourself: When a … Continue reading

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Natural Forces Can Cause Governments to Collapse

For centuries, homo sapiens have distinguished themselves from all the other species in the animal kingdom.  However, how different are we from everything else?  The people and their governments are affected by the forces of nature in the same ways that animals … Continue reading

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