For this in-depth project examining the impact of climate change on Nebraska, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications opened the rigorous application process to all UNL students. In the end, 20 students drawn from seven different colleges representing 13 different majors were selected for the yearlong project. Students enrolled in the spring semester will focus primarily on problems associated with climate change – including its impact on Nebraska’s agriculture, livestock, wildlife, public health, waterways, national defense and religions. Students in the fall 2020 semester will focus primarily on a range of potential solutions to a variety of climate change issues – including renewable energy sources, sustainability initiatives, no-till farming, carbon sequestration, nuclear fusion and stronger environmental laws.
The Impact on Livestock and Wildlife
Droughts and floods have the potential to
significantly threaten the nation’s leader in meat production and
Managing Our Water
Too much water, too little water and the
Ogallala Aquifer are all concerns for Nebraska.
The Impact on Public Health – Mental and Physical
Climate change poses a variety of health
problems often targeting the old, young, poor and isolated.
A Hard Rain Fell – At What Cost?
A look at the billion-dollar damage from
last spring’s flooding and who ends up paying for it.
The Politics of Climate Change
An examination of how language impacts
culture, and culture impacts language.
Flood waters and rising sea levels threaten
Nebraska’s and the nation’s defense systems.
The Science of Climate Change
Scientists worldwide are making the
case that climate change is here, it’s real, and it will get
worse if nothing is done.
The Impact on Agricultural Crops
A look at the impact of prolonged droughts
and floods on farmers and their fields.
The Role of Religion in Climate Change
A variety of faith leaders discuss their
roles and responsibilities in a warming world.
I’m fourth year Journalism and Broadcasting student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am currently a photojournalist for Cedar County News. In Fall 2019, I will be a photo intern for the Omaha World Herald.
I grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming and it helped influence me in countless ways. First and foremost being taught that hard work is a way of life and doing a good job benefits everyone. Much of my time has been spent around hard working and honest blue collar workers and from them In have learned that hard work pays off. They knew that obstacles and fears and meant to be overcome and while failure is expected giving up is something I will not allow myself.
My work is driven by an urge to educate people, in hopes that I can help eliminate fears and help people make connections to those they have never met. Showing people the human side of of stories and issues is the best way to inspire change. To go the distance to give the public the information to help them make well informed decisions.
When I am not working I love being outside. I hike, rock climb, watch documentaries, and try not to get eaten by bears (they are everywhere you know). Anything that keeps me on the move helps me learn makes me happy.
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