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Spring 2021 Virtual GSELS Projects Showcase

Rian Herrera Gonzalez Project

Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies, Earth Ethics Institute

Project Title and Description

"Climate Change in Antarctica                                                                                                                        UN Sustainable Development Goals #13

Course:     EAP 1586

Instructor: Anouchka Rachelson


This project focuses on climate change in Antarctica because this continent has experienced air temperature increases of 3°C in the Antarctic Peninsula. Although that might not seem very much, it is 5 times the mean rate of global warming. The circumpolar current is warming more rapidly than the global ocean. I investigated the causes that lead to this problem and the effects. I have proposed possible solutions and actions to counteract the damages. Finally, this presentation suggests several ways to get engaged and contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 13. and practice good hygiene.