Winter clutched Texas with a frigid steel grip, digging its arctic talons into the state’s power infrastructures. Its wrath cast a permafrost over the residents’ already deepening electricity supply crisis. The arctic rampage crept up upon Texas’s water mains and pipes by freezing them solid or ruptured into oblivion. Millions of Texans were forced to deal with loss of power and heat as well as the fear of a severed water supply.
Environmental activists in the PCC community are balancing both excitement and skepticism in response to President-elect Joe Biden’s ambitious climate agenda.
While the relentless pandemic and unhealthy smoke from local wildfires have kept the campus closed to students, the 35 members of the Green Lancer Club have adapted to these changes and are convening in order to promote thoughtful conversations among peers about the dire situation of a natural world seemingly in collapse.
For as long as humankind has been around on this earth, we have done nothing but damage to it. We claim we are the smartest species on this planet but it does not seem that way. Our earth is dying, yet many still do not believe that climate change is real.The conditions of our air, water and land are changing drastically each day and action must be taken before it is too late. We can still turn things around, together.
The Green New Deal is nothing more than a parody of the original New Deal that radically transformed our nation for the greater cause. The GND has become more than a partisan issue; it has become a worldwide issue, something the bill will not properly address in relation to global climate change.
Something Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico all have in common is the devastating destruction left by hurricanes that occurred in the last few months. Something Northern California and Southern California have in common are the hundreds of acres lost and burned to ashes because of the wildfires that broke out in the last few months. Something we as a country should have paid more attention to was the reason why Hurricane Sandy had such a massive impact back in 2012. A little under five years …
There’s a party in the USA and hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and heat waves are all invited.
It came as no surprise, but just because something is expected to happen does not mean that it still can’t be disappointing.
For hundreds of years, our perception of nature as a momentous, constant force was exemplified in literature by cascading waterfalls, snow-tipped mountains and dependability of the seasons. But as the planet warms and the climate changes, professor Robert Oventile told PCC students Tuesday that the way we interpret literature from the past and write new literature is also changing.