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Coronavirus: first ring of hell


I guess people have written longer, more detailed articles about the topic of this post already (I should link some here, maybe later, you can easily find them though). But seriously, if all this turmoil and shit is a result of a single pandemic, what are we gonna do when climate change disasters actually hit?

Let me clarify that I’m not even downplaying the COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic here – it is a disaster in its own right on many levels. No need to go into more depth about this, it’s self-evident. Yet, this disaster is dwarfed in comparison to climate change and its anticipated disasters! Here’s why:  متابعة قراءة Coronavirus: first ring of hell

What it Means to Be a Chemist

This is a fully developed/long piece that I wrote also for a writing class. So, you can skip the sections you don’t feel like reading 🙂      

  Intro

These are my last few months in Boston. This summer, I will be back home with my diploma after having lived in Boston for five and a half years. And what a rich experience it was! Yet, I’m really worried about the reverse culture shock once I’m back in Jeddah. I think it is important for me to look back and analyze my experience as a whole. Perhaps this will ease the transition and give me a different perspective. Since I’ve spent these five years here in pursuit of a B.S. in Chemistry, I will focus on this aspect of my journey. It is not easy to think in retrospect without having mixed feelings. Maybe this explains, at least in part, why this piece will have a critical tone.

متابعة قراءة What it Means to Be a Chemist