Week 2: HURRICANES

The week began with a presentation by Markeya Thomas from Climate Nexus, who taught us about hurricanes; in particular, the recent storms that devastated Houston and Puerto Rico. We learned about how global warming makes hurricanes stronger, and how disasters make social and racial injustices more pronounced. Half of Puerto Rico remains without power!
The next days we got on our feet to understand the basics of global warming by building our own life-size climate model, and then wrote rough drafts of plays inspired by hurricane-related problems we learned about from Markeya. By the end of the week, we had the beginnings of some rich and imaginative new eco-plays!
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