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Student opinion pieces encourage action on climate change

When Nini Kaur ’26 found out that President Biden was visiting her hometown of Pueblo, Colo. to talk about climate programs, she knew she had the perfect subject for her class assignment.

Kaur and other students in Prof. Caroline Levine’s Communicating Climate Change class last fall were tasked with writing an opinion piece spurring readers to take action related to climate, to appear in a newspaper of their choice. Levine is the David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of Humanities in the Department of Literatures in English in the College of Arts & Sciences.

 “I wanted to encourage people to go to the (president’s) visit and ask questions,” said Kaur, an environment and sustainability major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Her piece, “As Pueblo’s role in healing climate gets Biden’s attention, we must take care of locals still at risk,” was published Nov. 29 in the Colorado Sun.

 “I know that if I want to go into this field and make a difference, I need to be willing to communicate and share ideas in a way that’s effective and make my voice heard in an impactful way,” she said.

Read the full story on The College of Arts & Sciences website.

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