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Qihan Wang
Sep 23, 2022
In #UnleashValues
I have more feelings about the second story. I believe the power imbalance in fisheries management and the injustice caused by climate change is a fascinating case study. Regarding economic sustainability, fish as income will take precedence over biological sustainability. I believe that fisheries with high social satisfaction are less relevant to biological sustainability, which would create a paradoxical point of environmental injustice and social injustice. But there is an irony that social sustainability always takes precedence over achieving biological sustainability, and some institutions or scientists will wrongly place the responsibility of biological sustainability on individual fishermen. I think these discriminatory perspectives deviate from ecologically sustainable development approaches and lack consideration of the social impact of justice decisions. I envision a world where justice enhances equity by rebalancing power and agency to the marginalized, as do natural resources. There is a close correlation between natural resources and society, which can be seen in the actions of fisheries and coastal animal protection. I personally agree that social and environmental justice outcomes require multiple perspectives that balance history, capital, and/or cultural dynamics to maintain a balance within the ecology. I support transparency in public fisheries to identify illegally caught fish, as well as public pressure on politicians to improve policies to balance natural ecological equity, and there is a need for social scientists to propose standards of social responsibility to regulate and mediate human-nature harmony on an ethical level.
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Qihan Wang
Sep 16, 2022
In #UnleashValues
Visions: I envision a world where we are in a carbon-neutral world. Global net greenhouse gas emissions fall to zero, and society relies primarily on electricity from clean energy sources such as solar and wind for production. The development of electricity technology has been rapid, and as more affordable energy sources, solar and wind farms have greatly increased their power generation and have completely replaced coal and natural gas-fired power plants. Values: Vehicles that rely on oil, coal, and natural gas to generate power have been eliminated from the market because we have developed engines that use hydrogen as fuel. I think hydrogen is a new type of clean energy that is both efficient and environmentally friendly. Scientists can separate it from water through electrolysis for us to use in large quantities because hydrogen can be reduced to water vapor after combustion without polluting the environment. I think future emissions scenarios for weather in around 2050 would see the world warm by an average of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, due to the continuous emissions of human-produced carbon dioxide in the past. Interventions: With the continuous improvement of a sustainable future, I will definitely support the activity that helps governments and technology companies increase carbon taxes and develop sustainable energy sources (the development of hydrogen energy, the use of biomass to directly convert the sun into hydrogen, the use of ocean waves to generate electricity, the development of waste gas to develop energy markets) enabling us to create energy more efficiently and reduce carbon in the environment to avoid the severe consequences of climate change, which is the foundation of a carbon neutral world.
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Qihan Wang
Sep 16, 2022
In #UnleashValues
It is great to meet you guys at CoSphere and my name is Qihan Wang. I am currently enrolled in Earth and Ocean Science major as a fourth-year student. My field of study is diverse and involves different professional perspectives including environmental, marine, geographic, and atmospheric science. In ENVR 430, I believe that raising people's understanding of the environment and awareness of environmental issues through educational means is possible. It enables people to understand the interrelationship between human beings and the environment and mobilizes all members of society to work together to protect the environment. I am looking forward to using my own value in this course to create new recommendations and goals for environmental sustainability and to help environmental learners identify the symptoms and causes of serious environmental problems. See you guys in class!
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