The climate crisis is the single largest threat facing our generation and yet, there are few specialized resources for helping you cope when you need it.
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UBC is home to the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, a tight-knit Faculty of Applied Sciences department.
Most of the popular discourse surrounding the climate crisis comes from the media giants and colonial interests whose we’ve always heard from, but do those conversations sound different from people of different marginalized groups?
“[Banning plastic straws] is something that places places the burden on disabled people, and also consumers rather than systemic problems in regards to environmentalism.”
New Delhi, October 2018. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t move, couldn’t feel anything other than the weight of several bricks on my lungs.
metal straws clinking against ice cubes
We feasted our way into this mess and by God we’ll feast our way out.
At the Supermarket You don’t see peanuts plucked out of the ground
The sands that I would pretend were sprinkles, where I’d roll around in, feeling like a brigadeiro. The sea where I learned that the best way past a tall wave is through it. It was now buried in oil and the federal government refused to do anything about it.
UBC is unique from most universities because it owns and operates its own water system. But how does water get here? What do we do with it? And how do we reconcile our collective need for water with a climate crisis that could see it becoming our most precious commodity?
The weight of the world rests on our shoulders. Yet the fate of the world lies beneath the heels of the rich, their carbon footprints stamped down like corporate logos.