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Dion-Kirschner: Organizations can act without government to combat climate change

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

February 21

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alongside social media accounts and White House web pages, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference on health and climate change was yet another casualty of America’s new political climate. The conference was...

Dion-Kirschner: President Trump must acknowledge that scientific consensus on climate change is absolute

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

February 8

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2004, a Harvard professor surveyed 928 randomly-selected scientific publications mentioning the phrase “global climate change.” Of these 928 papers, not one countered the theory that human activity is a major cause of climate...

Schwartz: A warm Chicago winter may bring us joy, but at what cost?

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

January 23

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With mostly sunny skies, a light breeze and a record high of 60 degrees Fahrenheit, last Saturday was one of those days where you feel like you’re missing out if you don’t go outside. I went for a stroll along the lakefill...

Dion-Kirschner: Climate change is a national security threat

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

January 23

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

President Donald Trump’s inauguration is alarming for anyone who sees climate change for what it is: a grave risk to the only known livable planet for humans. Our planet is both astonishing and precious. To the environmentally...

Lamps: America should lower its voting age

Joseph Lamps, Columnist

March 30

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Throughout the country’s history, voting rights have been extended to an increasing number of Americans: non-land owners, minorities, women and people age 18-21. Most of us appear now to believe that everybody who should be a...

Students demand divestment from coal

Isabella Jiao, Reporter

November 22

Filed under Administration, Campus, Events, Science & Technology, Student Groups

Chanting slogans such as "Not another Harvard, our leadership is smarter,” a group of students led by Fossil Free Northwestern marched through campus to attract the Board of Trustees’ attention, demanding the University withdraw...

Fossil Free NU holds teach-in on climate justice

Allyson Chiu, Reporter

November 6

Filed under Campus, Student Groups

Members of Fossil Free NU, formerly DivestNU, held a teach-in on Thursday to inform Northwestern students about climate justice and the effect of climate change on marginalized communities. The organization chose climate justice...