The Guilfordian

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...

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,...

The Chocopocalypse may come sooner than we think

This map marks where cocoa is grown, which is primarily along the equator.

Rachel Henley, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016

It is time to start stockpiling your Kit Kats and Hershey’s Kisses. The world is beginning to run low on chocolate. Due to factors including climate change, disease, aging farmers and aging cocoa trees, the production of chocolate is decreasing as its demand rises. As developing countries begin...

Climate change report receives mixed responses

Climate change report receives mixed responses

Olivia Neal, Staff Writer

October 25, 2013

“It’s killing the bees, and if the bees die, we die,” said junior Hannah Schewel when asked to speak about climate change. Time recently reported that the mortality rate in honeybees has risen from 10 to 30 percent in the last five years. Like Schewel, students have unique responses to the recent...

Q&A with Daniel Grossman

Q&A with Daniel Grossman

Bryan Dooley, Senior Writer

April 19, 2013

Q: From reading your biography on the internet, I notice you have a Ph.D. in Political Science as well as B.S. in Physics from MIT. How do such divergent academic interests inform your work today? A: Well, I will tell you a couple of things. First, I certainly did not have any intentions to do what I’m...

Years of global warming affect Arctic sea ice caps

Brittany Murdock, Staff Writer

September 28, 2012

The Arctic ice has officially stopped melting for the summer, but that does not mean we can rest easy. Researchers predict that the ice will be completely melted by year 2020, reports The New York Times, leaving animals in danger and sea levels rising. The National Snow and Ice Data Center released...