Archive: 07/2017

2017 NFP Scholarship Essay Winners


Addie Pogreba

Lincoln, NE
1st Congressional District
Norris High School
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Turn It Green

The increased rate of human activity has greatly affected the world and its climate. Some may say that humans don’t have much to do with global warming, but they’re just in denial. According to Dr. Harwood, a geologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, there was a steady rate of carbon dioxide emission up until the peak of humanity began. That rate then spiked, and the parts per million of carbon dioxide released have never been higher. There is a direct relationship between human activity and the increased rate of carbon dioxide emission. The human race can’t undo everything they’ve already done, but there are many simple things the average household can do in order to steer the environment back to its healthy self.

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China, Solar and ‘Soft Power’

By Bruce E. Johansen, Frederick W. Kayser Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the author of the forthcoming Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science, Society, and Solutions.

China has gone on a solar-power building binge meant explicitly to show the world that it now leads on climate change, and that the United States under President Donald Trump is on its way to global irrelevance. Trump, as has been his custom, is doubling down on stupidity.

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