Welcome! Jinghong Qian is a senior student in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. Qian grew up in China and spent two years in Ohlone College, Fremont before transferring to Berkeley. Her field of study includes mathematics and economics. Qian’s hobbies are traveling, photographing, enjoying delicious food, and Martial Arts. She started to practice Karate and Tae Kwon Do eight years ago and always tried to keep that up.
The first thing that came into Qian’s mind after starting this webpage was “Yay! I can finally write about the environment.” After taking an awesome environmental class (ESPM C12), Qian realized the devastating situation of some nations and the urgency of saving their lives.
Qian’s web project targets on climate change and its impact on global population. She will introduce the causes and effects of climate change, as well as debates and possible ways to help slowing down the global warming. Among the multiple impacts of climate change, Americans are more focusing on the social and economic components, while others such as Africans and small islanders are struggling for survival.
Being a patriotic college student, Qian wants to inform Americans about the climate issue and how unethical it is to refuse to ratify the Kyoto Protocol - an international treaty that restricts greenhouse gas emissions.
People have all heard of global warming, but not all of them know that it’s already here and it has the potential to damage everything.