I believe that academic information should be more accessible, and that there’s little reason to create information and analyses and then do nothing with it (i.e., as in most of undergraduate education). To that end, I’m putting my work from courses up online when possible and when I believe it may be useful/relevant/vaguely interesting to anybody. If you believe anything in this work is inaccurate, please feel free to contact me, but please do note the date on the works and the fact that they were written for undergraduate classes. They are not necessarily still representative of my actual opinions on the topics (if they ever were).
- ‘Green’ – An Analysis of the U.S. Societal Dialogue Between Ecologism and Capitalism
- Written for an advanced undergraduate seminar on anthropology. Deals with the history of the word ‘green’ in US public discourse (measured, quite loosely, by the archives of the New York Times, as well as higher-level academic discourse), examined through an ideological lens.
- Carbon Capture by Accelerated Weathering: An Analysis of Proposals
- Written for a seminar based around the NRC Climate Intervention report, which can be read for free at the link provided. (This essay deals with carbon sequestration only; there is a solar radiation management — conventionally known as ‘geoengineering’ — report as well that is outside the scope of the essay.)
- Roll the Dice and Balance the Books: Extreme Weather, Climate Change, and the UN
- Written for a seminar about global climate negotiations, centered around the COP22 in Morocco. The topic I selected was the politics of extreme weather — how do we attribute events to climate change, and what does this mean for international politics as we move from mitigation into adaptation?
I plan to archive more work as I can.