Amanda Ciezki is in the final year of her BSc in chemistry at The King’s University in Edmonton. In addition to having worked in the region’s oil industry, she is also a lead participant in the King’s Centre for Visualization in Science, which is mounting a major product on how to frame discussions around energy and climate change.

Design Our Climate Simulation: a free interactive program the world can use

CHEMISTRY FOR ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT

What if we could move beyond politicized and polarizing sound bites about climate change to explore feasible climate solutions? What if citizens could learn which combination of mitigation strategies has the greatest potential to meet elusive international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the global level? With financial support from Energy Efficiency Alberta, the...

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Hewers of wood, drawers of water, pumpers of petroleum

CHEMISTRY FOR ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT

Canada’s impressive base of natural resources, along with the hard work and entrepreneurship that has developed them, is a defining feature of the country. Like the fur trade, forestry, and mining, the development of petroleum oil and gas products has most recently added to this national character. Our lives would look substantially different without the...

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