Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry and University Honors
climate, science, equity, global warming, policy
Global warming has detrimental effects on the health and population of our planet. For years, scientists have known that in order to preserve the earth for future generations, it is necessary to adopt more sustainable practices that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and waste. Policy makers across the globe have attempted to address the issue but have received pushback from the general public, industry and politicians on the other side, alike. Controversy surrounding necessary changes encompasses issues from livelihood, to affordability, to health equity, to taxation. This multifaceted problem cannot be solved with a simple solution; rather, it requires consideration of all elements and all people, equally. This climate action proposal seeks to pair scientific backed solutions with maintaining equity across three main categories: the natural world, intergenerational marginalization, and social equity among existing groups to create an attainable plan to slow global warming.
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McNicholas, Rebecca, "Climate Change Proposal: Coupling Equity and Scientific Rigor in Facing Global Warming" (2023). University Honors Theses. Paper 1311.