By Jerelle O’Brien
I have begun my work on my story map for my research topic. I am using the knight lab software so far which makes it easy to understand what you are doing. As of now, I am experimenting with the options presented to me so that I can gain more understanding of the process and what I want my map to look like.
Software’s such as knight lab aids in the development of projects to present information in a meaningful way and to promote quality journalism, storytelling and content.
With the use of story map, I can achieve the presentation of my idea and research to help, guide and inform others. My goal is so that others can see, in one viewing, the progressiveness of the impacts of natural disasters on the Caribbean’s food and water security over the past 10 years. And that from this, a light can be sparked in the mind of every viewer so that they can realize the detrimental effects of climate change and will feel the need to do something. Suggestions needs to be made and aims to climate resiliency needs to be fully accomplished. Because, if something isn’t done to slow this down, there will not be a far future and the future to come, will not experience any of the benefits that we know today.
In my ethics class, we learnt about the principles for environmental protection and one of the key ones which can be applied is ‘Intergenerational equity’. This rule demands that each generation be awarded equal benefits and insists one generation may justly enjoy certain benefits only if those advantages can be sustained for subsequent generations as well. This means that, unless we can reverse the action to prevent the impedance to an advantage or future generations’ experience of certain advantages are secure, then the action should not be done.