Biography

Md Rumi Shammin is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College with academic training in civil and environmental engineering, natural resources policy and management, and environmental science. He has published on topics related to economic input-output life cycle analysis of energy and carbon emissions in the US, Genuine Progress Indicator, and economic valuation of environmental amenities. He also leads an international research on the economics and equity of climate change mitigation in least developed countries with fieldwork in Bangladesh; and is currently engaged in projects involving ecosystem service valuation, urban agriculture, environment and behavior, and urban sustainability indicators

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As individuals we accept that our health is something that can and should be monitored. A routine medical checkup begins and ends with measurement. Weight, height, blood pressure, temperature, and pulse are all checked. Routine blood work includes blood sugar and cholesterol, and all are compared with what are considered normal values. If …

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For more than 99.9 percent of the 500,000 years of modern human evolution, the decisions that we have made as individuals and within communities were informed by the direct and intimate feedback we received from the natural world around us. Our success in securing food, fuel, fiber, and shelter to support our families and to […]

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From backyard homesteading and community gardening to market farming, urban communities across the United States have witnessed a recent surge of agricultural activity that contributes to more dynamic cities where cohesive neighborhoods, innovative entrepreneurship, and a healthy environment can coexist. Rust belt cities like Cleveland, …

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Humans are a miraculous example of evolutionary success. Our ability to engage in rational thought, to form cooperative groups, to share information through complex symbols, to make and use sophisticated tools: all of these things have enabled us to spread and flourish. However, at the dawn of the 21st century the features and manifestations …

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