“Unfortunately, methane emissions are increasing rapidly, and the oil and gas industry is clearly part of the problem. My research concluded that shale gas development in North America alone has been responsible for one third of the total increase in global methane emissions over the past year.”
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Allen Carlson, associate professor of government, says that China’s arrest of media executive Jimmy Lai reminds him of the Chinese saying, “killing the chicken to scare the monkey,” meaning that China is punishing a few high-profile individuals to set an example.
“Instead of a one-way street, it’s a two-way exchange but on a large scale potentially,” says Natalie Bazarova, associate professor of communications, about live-streaming.
“The things that are within the White House’s ability to do on its own are very, very limited and what we need now is to focus on is how we’re going to maintain the businesses that are out there,” says Daniel Alpert of Cornell Law School.
This article features Janis Whitlock, a research scientist in the College of Human Ecology, and her urge to record her thoughts into her phone amid the pandemic, assign her students a journaling project and expand that project into a global project called “Telling Our Stories in the Age of COVID-19.”
“Trump may not care, but others in the party should tread carefully here,” says Jens David Ohlin, professor of law and vice dean of the Law School, about Trump’s having convention-related activities at the White House.
“Contrary to what a lot of people assume, American democracy has always been fragile and in real danger of backsliding,” says Suzanne Mettler, a professor of American politics.
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