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The Oberlin Review

CCL Promotes Bipartisan Climate Action

Izzy Esler, Member of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Oberlin chapter
April 28, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: More than likely, few people in Oberlin need to be convinced of the gravity of climate change. What’s more difficult is moving from recognition of the problem to determining the solutions, especially in a political climate where the highest levels of our government seem hostile or...

Environmentalists Must Rally Behind Clinton

Kelly McCarthy, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

No good thing comes without a cost. More than a century of rapid technological advancement has sent global temperatures skyrocketing at a rate 10 times faster than precedented by natural history. We’re also seeing increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, rising sea levels and pollution of our...

Candidates Neglect Climate Change Dialogue

Amanda Tennant, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

With only a few weeks left until the general election, the candidates have debated a variety of domestic and foreign topics. Yet climate change and the United States’ role in combating it has barely been addressed by the two leading political party candidates; this lack of attention to one of the most i...

Climate Conference Draws Leading Activists

Climate Conference Draws Leading Activists

Sydney Allen
September 30, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Some of the biggest names in environmentalism will come to town for The Hotel at Oberlin's first major event this week. In response to growing national awareness and urgency about climate change, the College will host “After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy,” a conference Oct. 6–8 on transitioning...

Blame Monsanto, not GMO Technology

Chloe Vassot, Contributing Writer
May 6, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

By now, it’s commonplace to hear diehard Oberlin food justice activists, and even mainstream Americans, talk about the agricultural company Monsanto with anger and hatred. Its name has become synonymous with “genetically modified organisms,” and the term GMO has come to signify “harmful” i...

Off the Cuff: Elizabeth Kolbert, Journalist, Author, Activist

Off the Cuff: Elizabeth Kolbert, Journalist, Author, Activist

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Elizabeth Kolbert began working for The New York Times as a stringer in 1983 and has written for The New Yorker for 15 years. For her work on global warming and climate change, she traveled to Alaska and Greenland to better understand the debate over global warming. Field Notes from a Catastroph...

Environmentalists Can Learn from ISIS Occupation

Machmud Makhmudov, Columnist
September 18, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

In an election season defined thus far by a rogue email server, a neurosurgeon once played by Cuba Gooding Jr. in a made-for-TV film and cries to “make America great again,” it should come as no surprise that one of the most serious and consequential foreign policy arguments made by a presidentia...

Students Lobby Trustees for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Students Lobby Trustees for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Melissa Harris, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A group of five students — College sophomore Ellie Lezak, double-degree sophomore Hayden Arp, College sophomore Jasper Clarkberg, College first-year Naomi Roswell and College senior Stephen Lezak — is pushing the Board of Trustees to approve its proposal to divest the College’s endowment from f...

Industrialization Affects Global Community, Weather Patterns

Sophia Ottoni-Wilhelm, Contributing Writer
April 10, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

2014 was the hottest year in recorded history, and scientists are scrambling over one another to attribute the temperature hike to something, or someone in particular. “Over the past 30 years or so, man-made emission centers have shifted from traditional industrialized countries to fast-developing...

Temperature Rise Over 50 Years More Dangerous Than It Sounds, Increase in Coral Bleaching Triggered by Heat

Sophia Ottoni-Wilhelm, Contributing Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Climate data for 2014 reveal it was the warmest year in recorded history, with 1998 coming in at a close second. While it may not seem particularly consequential in the midst of a never-ending Oberlin winter, changes in global temperature are incredibly impactful to our planet. Geologists predict a 2...

City Meets Target, Halves Carbon Emissions

City Meets Target, Halves Carbon Emissions

Oliver Bok, News Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The city of Oberlin has met its target of cutting 2012 greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2015. Oberlin emitted 113,832 metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2012 and is projected to emit 56,866 metric tons in 2015, according to analysis done by the consulting firm Cameron-Cole. “In three years, we...

False Science Hurts College Reputation

Rachel Berkrot, Zia Kandler, and Mae Kate Campbell
October 10, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: We are writing this letter because we are disturbed, upset and above all embarrassed by an event that took place at Oberlin College last Wednesday. As part of the Oberlin Illuminate Debate Series, two of America’s most widely recognized climate change skeptics came to “debate”...

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