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    OP-ED: Global Warming’s Impact on Mental Health

    In the last issue of The Knight News, readers were given a brief introduction of global warming. In this issue we will discuss the effects global warming has on mental health. The subject has been researched over three decades by scientists, because it is integral in understanding the consequences that extreme events, like natural disasters and fluctuating temperatures have on a person’s well being and mental state. Some of the mental health consequences which occur due to climate change include: depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, and suicidal thoughts. When taking into consideration what natural disasters do to a person’s environment, such as their homes, jobs, and livelihood, the subsequent outcome…

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    A Brief Introduction on Global Warming

    Global warming and climate change are huge subjects for debate these days, with plenty of folks denying that they even exist. While it is easy to be confused with all of the fake news circulating, global warming and climate change are real issues that should no longer be questioned.     The excess of carbon dioxide has been heating the  earth, causing gas to be released into the air speeding up temperatures across the globe. While carbon dioxide is a useful element which keeps the planet from freezing, too much carbon in the atmosphere is a bad thing. The extra carbon in the air causes more gas to be expelled into the…

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    Faith groups provide local solutions to climate change

    Religious and secular groups joined together on Nov. 11 at the Blackbox Theater in Rathaus Hall to talk about climate change and solutions to it. The Center for Ethnic, Racial & Religious Understanding, along with other city-wide groups, created the event to unite groups of different faiths—Christianity, Islam and Judaism—as well as non-religious groups, like the New York Public Interest Research Group. Yael Rosenstock, director of programming at CERRU, said the organization’s fourth Innovation Exchange program is different than before, as it would feature different sessions. “This year, we decided to transform the structure into a more participatory event. That’s why, when the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and the Central Queens Y approached us about doing…

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    Students walk to pressure CUNY over fossil fuel divestment

    CUNY Divest, a student-led group advocating for fossil fuel divestment, held a series of walks to all 24 CUNY campuses urging the board of trustees to divest. The CUNY Climate Walk, held from Aug. 21 to 24, originated from a walk of Navajo women earlier this year. The walk, called “Nihígaal Bee Iiná” or “Our Journey for Existence,” mostly focused on the impacts of fossil fuel extraction on the Navajo community in Dinétah, located in southwestern U.S. Darsen Hover, a member of CUNY Divest, said the public reacted positively toward the walk, which already added to support the organization received since its inception during spring 2013. “We had very positive feedback from the people…