Two Green Leaves

Climate Change from the Affected Generation

Lobbying In DC With Citizens Climate Lobby 17 June 2017

     Yesterday I got back from a week long trip on the other side of the country. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity in the sense that Citizens Climate Lobby or CCL raised over one thousand dollars for us to go there. Both Jeremy and I have lobbied in Oregon's capital Salem multiple times, however, this was our first time lobbying in Washington DC where it can make the largest impact.

How School Testing Correlates To Americas 250th Coal Plant Retiring 30 April 2017

     I saw a video posted by Mark Rober explaining that the school system and how they make you learn, is screwed up. He did an interesting experiment with the goal being to get people to code, so they thought. The goal was actually to see how people perform better with different types of 'coaching' or notifications, so each time you answered a question or task wrong, it'd either subtract 5 points if you got test A, or say "Try Again" if you got test B. Our schools are based around the idea that each question if wrong gives your score fewer points; which in the study performed the worst.

Controversial Wind Turbines Help Crop Conditions 16 December 2016

     Wind turbines seem to be the most controversial renewable way of generating electricity, however, it also seems to have a lot more controversy in the US. A spokesman for the Trump Organisation, while talking about a proposal for wind turbines near Trump's Scotland golf course said: "The [wind farm] will completely destroy the bucolic Aberdeen Bay and cast a terrible shadow upon the future of tourism for the area." Trump's spokesman is slightly right, wind turbines are large and they have to be put in the right spot. 70 wind turbines were proposed East of Niagara falls amid farms and towns however they were one of the biggest wind turbines in the world, and near small farms, they just wouldn't fit in.