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Youth make strides for climate justice

Ramya Krishna, Staff Writer

October 12, 2019

From Pac Man and Pong to Overwatch and Fortnite, video games have changed over nearly half a century to become the advanced graphic and gameplay-boosting items that are now synonymous with today’s gaming network. As the future looms before us, gamers and citizens alike should be prepared for the inn...

Earth’s axis potentially wobbles due to humans

Peter Zheng, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

According to research by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “Human activity increases the wobbling of the Earth’s axis as the planet is spinning.” The main way humans affect the wobble of the Earth is through the increasing temperatures of the planet causing glaciers to melt, which transfers mass...

California Senate Bill 100 to reduce emissions

Brendan Shoemaker, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 100, on Sept. 10th to remove carbon emissions from the state’s electric grid by the year 2045. Along with the bill, Brown signed an executive order designed to completely eliminate carbon emissions from the state in the same time frame. Greenhouse gas...

Winter storm sparks discussions

Winter storm sparks discussions

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

On Jan. 3, a winter storm hit the East Coast of the United States, bringing snow and winds from Maine to parts of Florida. New England areas received nearly a foot of snow, Boston’s streets were flooded from a high tide and iguanas across Florida fell from trees because of the cold. The storm was c...

Climate change increases magnitude of hurricanes

Climate change increases magnitude of hurricanes

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

September 15, 2017

In light of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the question of the effect of climate change is important to consider. Skeptics of climate change believe the focus should remain only on the immediate effects of the hurricane. However, I think it is important to learn how climate change affected the severity...

Biggest stories in December, January

Biggest stories in December, January

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

December 2, 2016

For most of December and January, The Guilfordian will take its annual winter hiatus. However, there are plenty of important stories in the United States and around the world that students should keep their eyes on. Here are two big stories to look out for during the break. U.S. politics The bigges...

Rising heat indicates climate collapse

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

September 2, 2016

For much of July, the thermometer at Piedmont Triad International Airport ebbed between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Citizens of Greensboro experienced a slightly warmer than average month. The world as a whole experienced something grimmer. According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies,...

Teen leads charge against climate change

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

December 4, 2015

After experiencing a disappointing defeat for climate justice, 13-year-old Hallie Turner has decided to keep fighting. “It’s an issue that I’m always going to continue trying to make a difference in,” said Turner in a phone interview with the Miami Herald. “There’s lots of next steps that can be taken.” On Nov. 25, North Carolina ruled ...

The cost of global climate change: dollars and natural disasters

June Park, Staff Writer

October 23, 2015

$1.2 trillion this year. $369 trillion by the end of the next century. The price-tag on climate change is enormous. This May, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration reached a global record of 400 parts per million, the highest it has ever been in history. This summer, Arctic sea ice reached a...