China’s Sea Level Change

by Xiaoshi Zhu

As climate change becomes more dramatic in recent years, the rising sea level has begun to threaten more countries in the world. Among these regions, China has the largest population that will be affected by the likely inundation—a staggering 85 million people. In his article China’s Sea Change published in December 2015 on The Globe and Mail, Nathan VanderKlippe talks about how serious the problem has become and the actions that the Chinese government has taken to improve the bad situation. Continue reading

Financing Developing Nations to Aid Transition to Greener Alternatives

by Jesse Jennings

As World leaders met in Paris to discuss and debate global climate change at the United Nations Climate Change conference in late 2015, it was not the world powers that questioned whether or not to sign the agreement. Rather, smaller, poorer countries were raising questions about their own finances and aid in their transition to lower-carbon energy. At the talks, fiscal spending seemed to be the greatest roadblock to the movement into greener practices and placement of ceilings on carbon emissions for countries around the globe. Smaller nations are demanding support from larger, industrialized and more-developed countries to help aid the future costs of limiting carbon emissions and preparing for the already-rising sea levels. Continue reading