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This House Would Assign All Countries A Carbon Cap (a debate)

This House Would Assign All Countries A Carbon Cap (a debate)

For the past week, I took part in a debate camp at a local school.  While I was there, I made lots of new friends and met many amazing debaters!  Since I have only been debating for less than a year, I found that there was lots to learn about debate formats and techniques. On our final day of camp, we held a tournament with four rounds of competition, two of which were prepared.  I was thrilled to learn that…

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It’s Ah-sha, not Ay-sha!

It’s Ah-sha, not Ay-sha!

I just hate it when people mispronounce my name!  Some pronunciations that I hear include Ash-ah, Ay-shay, Asia, and most commonly, Ay-sha.  Constantly, I’m telling people, “No, it’s Ah-sha!” But what does that have to do with climate change? Many people think that the terms climate change and global warming mean the same thing.  For the longest time, I did too.  Toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe, right? What’s the difference? Let’s take a look at the two terms.  The definition of global warming is: An increase in…

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Guess Who’s Going To OTTAWA!!!

Guess Who’s Going To OTTAWA!!!

SEE YOU IN OTTAWA, FRIENDS!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Ok, let me back up for a second. *rewinding noises* There we go. So, about two months ago, I entered a contest called the EduTOX video challenge.  Canadians between the ages of 14 and 22 were invited to create a two-minute video focusing on toxins in our environment.  The videos were evaluated by a panel of celebrities and scientists. My video was called “Air Pollution: Toxins in Car Exhaust”, and it focused on the…

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What is climate change?

What is climate change?

Ah, the eternal question.  What exactly is climate change, and why does it matter? According to dictionary.com: Climate change: a long-term change in the earth’s climate, especially a change due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature Alrighty, let’s break this down! The Greenhouse Effect: To understand climate change, we have to understand a topic known as the greenhouse effect.  As you know, the earth’s atmosphere allows light rays to pass through.  Some of these light rays are reflected back into space,…

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Asha for the World: Redesigned

Asha for the World: Redesigned

Welcome, one and all, to Asha for the World! If this is your first time reading my blog, hi!  My name is Asha, and I’ll be your tour guide on the route to a greener life and a better future. 🙂 Why should you read Asha for the World? You’ll learn a lot about the world around you You’ll feel empowered to make a change It’s fun!  I try to make all of my articles both educational and funny! If…

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