Action projects

The posts below discuss the various community service projects undertaken by the POL S 301 student action groups.

Fair Share Video

We are a group of undergraduates at the University of Washington with varied majors, but we created this video with hopes of inspiring others to increase their awareness about the water they consume every day!

Special shout out to our Professor Karen Litfin (go check...Read More »

Myth #1 The Earth is Naturally Getting Warmer - Mallory Culbertson

In the realm of climate change denial, there is a pervasive myth of “natural warming”, the idea that the Earth’s climate just naturally fluctuates between the extremes of very cold and very warm, so the warming we’re seeing is just part of that natural change. This myth takes...Read More »

Myth #2: Carbon is Not a Pollutant - Amber Sonka

Some climate change deniers claim that the recent increase in carbon emissions should be of little concern because carbon is not a pollutant. It is true that element carbon is found naturally throughout the environment and is even considered a building block of life. It is true that...Read More »

Myth #3 The Earth Isn’t Really Warming After All - Kyle Nelson

The idea that the Earth is not actually warming is one of the most pervasive myths about climate change, and it is also one of the most straight-forward.  The basis for this myth comes from the fact that the global average temperature in 1998 was close...Read More »

Myth #4 – Climate Change is Good - George Reynoldson

The myth that “climate change is good” is widely broadcast by a variety of social interests, politicians, and their combined constituencies hoping to get or stay empowered in many countries, especially northern (developed) ones like the United States, Canada and Russia.  The loudest voices on the “is good...Read More »