3 events 1 experience of a lifetime

New York City, NY
March 4-7, 2015

San Francisco, CA
December 10-13, 2014

Atlanta, GA
October 31-November 2, 2014

Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural (SOCHUM)

Your Clothes Were Made by a Bangladeshi Climate Refugee

Black, George. “Your Clothes Were Made by a Bangladeshi Climate Refugee.” Mother Jones.
Last modified 30 July 2013. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013
/07/bangladesh-garment-workers-climate-change?page=2 .
George Black writes for an investigative journal and here reveals the horrible living conditions for citizens of Bangladesh who were displaced from their homes because of climate change processes.

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Linking Human Rights and Climate Change at the UN

Knox, John. "Linking Human Rights and Climate Change at the UN." Harvard
Environmental Law Review 33, No 2. (2009): 478-498. Accessed 25 June 2013. http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/elr/vol33_2/Knox.pdf.
Knox discusses the first resolution of the UN (published under the Human Rights Council) that links climate change and human rights and analyzes the legality and rights’ infringement of climate change.

Small island developing states: coastal systems, global change and sustainability

Hay, John. “Small island developing states: coastal systems, global change and sustainability.”
Sustainability Science 8, (July 2013): 309–326. Accessed 25 June 2013. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11625-013-0214-8.
This journal article argues that sustainable development is a larger issue in SIDS (small island developing states), where he effects of climate change are more strongly felt and efforts to reduce their effects are less resilient. Provides examples of several initiatives that SIDS should utilize to improve sustainability against climate change.

Small island developing states: coastal systems, global change and sustainability

Hay, John. “Small island developing states: coastal systems, global change and sustainability.”
Sustainability Science 8, (July 2013): 309–326. Accessed 25 June 2013. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11625-013-0214-8.
This journal article argues that sustainable development is a larger issue in SIDS (small island developing states), where he effects of climate change are more strongly felt and efforts to reduce their effects are less resilient. Provides examples of several initiatives that SIDS should utilize to improve sustainability against climate change.

A Human Rights Crisis: Climate Change and Human Rights in Latin America

“A Human Rights Crisis: Climate Change and Human Rights in Latin America.”
Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense. December 2011. Accessed 13 July 2013. http://www.aida-americas.org/sites/default/files/
WEB_RESUMEN_AIDA_ING.pdf.
This PDF source focuses on the climate change and humanitarian concerns particular to Latin American countries- these include issues of increased droughts, illnesses, sea level rise, and particular concerns related to the Andes Mountains.

Climate Change and Water Resources in the Tropical Andes

Vuille, Mathias. “Climate Change and Water Resources in the Tropical Andes.” Inter-
American Development Bank. March 2013. Accessed 2 July 2013. http://cdkn.org/resource/climate-change-and-water-resources-in-the-tropi... .
This paper describes the current water situation in the tropical Andes and the future of water in this region. Takes a social and political perspective on climate change and water sources.

Water Access, Water Scarcity, and Climate Change

Mukheibir, Pierre. "Water Access, Water Scarcity, and Climate Change." Springer Science and
Business Media. 45 (2010): 1027-1039. Accessed 23 June 2013. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00267-010-9474-6 .
This journal article delves into the issues of climate change and access to water in relations to the impacts of climate changes. Explores methods for sustainability and progress.

Climate change and topical marine agriculture

Crabbe, James. “Climate change and topical marine agriculture.” Journal of Experimental Botany
60, No. 10 (7 Jan 2009): 2839-2844. Accessed 23 June 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19174458 .
This article explains the dependency upon coral reefs for food in tropical areas (which are under threat due to climate change and coral bleaching). Explores way that science and conservation can improve this trend.

Web 2.0 As a Social Movement

Birdsall, William. “Web 2.0 As a Social Movement.” Webology 4, No. 2 (2 June 2007).
Accessed 20 June 2013. http://www.webology.org/2007/v4n2/a40.html .
This online article narrates the history of media and its arrival to “Web 2.0,” with detailed description of the right to communicate and UNESCO’s historical role in media.

Freedom of the Press 2013: Middle East Volatility amid Global Decline.”

Karlekar, Karin and Jennifer Dunham. “Freedom of the Press 2013: Middle East Volatility amid
Global Decline.” Freedom House. Last Modified 2013. http://www.freedomhouse.org/
sites/.
This report, produced by Freedom House, is an extremely helpful source describing the global media climate in 2013 and press freedom in global regions and individual nations; includes press freedom rankings and explanations for how nations gain these rankings.

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