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NEW Global Debates website

Posted by Kaitlin Barry | October 7, 2010

Calling all high schools around the world!  Check out the NEW Global Debates website and register for the 2010/2011 season.   www.theglobaldebates.org

Congratulations and Thank You to All Global Debaters

Posted by Elisa Lai | May 26, 2010

Thank you for participating this semester’s Global Debates. I would like to say congratulations to all schools that participated in Spring 10’s Global Debates!

Global Debate Showcase

Posted by Elisa Lai | May 13, 2010

Thank you for putting forth all the effort in creating comprehensive adaptation plans, creative video PSAs, outstanding service projects, and other Global Debate events! Every day we are very excited to see these project submissions and look forward to seeing more.

The 40th Anniversary of Earth Day Is Today!

Posted by Elisa Lai | April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010 is today! Although I have celebrated Earth Day for several years, I actually never knew the origin of Earth Day, like who originally came up with the idea of Earth Day? Where did this campaign come from? And why is Earth Day so successful today? So this week, we are going to take you on the history train and travel back to see the spark that grew to be Earth Day. 

An Update about the Copenhagen Accord: Is there still hope after the Copenhagen?

Posted by Elisa Lai | April 12, 2010

With the next round of formal UN climate change negotiations to be held at Bonn, Germany on April 9th thru 11th, this is the right time to review the Copenhagen Accord and update about its current situation. After the COP15 in Copenhagen, is there still hope?

China, the New Power House in Green Energy

Posted by Elisa Lai | April 5, 2010

In 2009, China surpassed the United States, for the first time, to become the biggest investor in green energy, including in wind, solar and biomass. According to the L.A. Times newspaper, China’s investment in clean energy jumped from $2.5 billion to a whopping $34.6 billion within 5 years. Compared to China’s investment on clean energy last year ($34.6 billion), U.S.’ investment ($18.6) is around half of China’s total.

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