As part of the curriculum for UMD Honors Course 349G, “Big History: Earth, Life, and Sustainability,” students are asked to author articles that can effectively communicate climate change—within a human context–to the general public.
According to course instructor, ESSIC / AOSC Professor Raghu Murtugudde, two of the student-penned articles were deemed worthy of on-line publication in The Diamondback, University of Maryland’s campus newspaper. Additional climate-themed articles from 349G students are expected to be published soon.
The first article, co-authored by Natalie Koltun and Elizabeth Lee, explores the role of religion in the battle with climate change. (http://www.dbknews.com/2016/03/29/climate-change-faith-religion-leaders/)
The second article, written by Nicki Kruppa, highlights the importance of thinking altruistically when confronting the issue of climate change. (http://www.dbknews.com/2016/03/28/an-altruistic-brain-will-help-solve-climate-change/)