Week 1!

Mar 15, 2021

Hi everyone! I’m Sarika and my senior project is about climate change in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), such as Haiti and Cuba. Climate change is a very pressing problem, but especially in SIDS. Due to the fact they’re surrounded by the ocean and sea levels are rising yearly, they can go underwater soon. The result of this would be catastrophic as people would be displaced and economies would crash. In order for this to be prevented, multiple organizations, such as the World Bank and Global Environmental Fund (GEF), have donated funds with the purpose of combatting climate change. My project will be looking at 1) biggest environmental and economic constraints 2) why we care about these islands 3) what agencies have done to help and 4) what needs to be done differently.

This week I met with my senior advisor and devised plans for my research paper and I received a data set about how successful organizations have been in the past. Hopefully, I will be done analyzing it at the end of next week!

3 Replies to “Week 1!”

  1. Jeffrey G. says:

    Climate change is such an important issue! I’m looking forwards to seeing the results of your research!

  2. meganf says:

    Sarika, I am excited to read more about your topic. I hope your internship is off to a strong start, and I am looking forward to hearing more about your placement and research.

    Best,

    Ms. Floyd

  3. Jordan C. says:

    This is a cool project and I wonder if some of the results from your research can be used in costal cities as well!

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