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Climate Change: Picturing the Science

Climate Change: Picturing the Science

I attended a book launch today for Climate Change: Picturing the Science, hosted by the Columbia Climate Center of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. The book is focused on how to take the science and communicate it through words and pictures. Leading climate scientists contributed to the writing of the chapters while the photographs were chosen based on what would explain and support the… Read More

like a rickshaw getting pulled around by another rickshaw

Overheard conversation in class about an assignment to be handed in: A: “Were we supposed to print double or single-sided?” B: “I don’t know.” A: “Well I wasn’t sure, so I did both. I didn’t want to get points off for something silly like that.” Our previous assignment requested that we print double-sided. It would make sense to do the same this time, especially if… Read More

do what you want

A few weeks ago, I was having lunch with a friend. He is planning his wedding and they recently have been going to Bed Bath & Beyond to add items to their registry. He told me about a few items that he saw while there: containers for a single slice of bread, and containers that have a built in ice pack in the lid. That… Read More

The Earth Institute’s Panel on “Greening the Urban Economy”

On March 5th, 2009, at the top of the International Affairs Building at Columbia University gathered a diverse group of experts as part of the Earth Institute’s Seminars on Sustainable Development. Though their specialties ranged from Civil Engineering to environmental non-profit organizations, they spoke on a panel together on “Greening the Urban Economy.” “What does this mean?” and “how can we make it happen?” were… Read More

more than words…

First post! A few interesting things: The Empire State building is getting retrofitted! I met Adam Bly of Seed Media Group on Tuesday. He is the Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of SEED magazine. I have rediscovered my love for the song “More than words” by Extreme, but now I also love the version played by Sungha Jung (see below). I’m going to see Jake Shimabukuro… Read More