Third Annual BUEI Youth Climate Summit

November 28, 2023 | 1 Comment

[Written by Leeya Jeremy]

The third annual BUEI Youth Climate Summit took place during November 15-17,2023. The summit was officially introduced the week prior, on Friday the 10th, and continued on the 15th.

Each of the four days focused on one of the three summit tracks: Conservation, Sustainability, and Climate Justice. The first two days were taken to introduce the topics separately and the last two days were used for participants to meet in person and get into their groups to draw up plans for their environmental project that will hopefully take place later in the year.

One of these planning sessions is further described by one of the CedarBridge Academy students that attended.

Ms. Layla Rabain stated, “The Youth Climate Summit presentations were mainly about how to create more green energy and eliminate plastic use. In my track, Conservation, we were split into groups and allowed to draw up a business plan on any environmental project we wanted to pursue. The project that my group decided on was the cutting down of Casuarina trees, an invasive species of trees which rips up the rocks by our ocean causing the island to become even smaller and preventing other native trees from growing around it.”

She also declared, “I thoroughly enjoyed the presentations which were very informative however I wish they provided more of an opportunity for the students to discuss and express their ideas or opinions with the participants and experts in their track. I also wish that they would have spoken more specifically about climate change since, especially in the USA and Bermuda, it is becoming increasingly deadly.”

Many incoming students shared the same sentiments as Ms. Rabain in the thought that they were given more of an opportunity to learn from the experts rather than from each other. Although, most students really enjoyed the program and the activities that took place.

Whilst newcomers and students that had not taken part of the year round activities of the Youth Climate Summit from 2022-2023 were not really given a voice during the summit, the YCS Alumni acted as advocates for the people that were not given that chance.

The YCS Alumni were allowed to present on the matter both for the online presentations and an in-person panel on the last day. YCS Alumni gathered together on the 16th to discuss the events that they had taken part in in the months prior, in order to present to their eager peers about why they should join the year long initiative. The panel presenters were students from CedarBridge Academy: Terrai Trott and Michaiah Bremar, and The Berkeley Institute: Azaiah Hewey, Aaron Lugo, Teyjah Bean and Isaiah Fraser.

Everyone was introduced to and had the chance to work closely with the climate activists and subject matter experts who were onsight with us. Our Climate experts were Bodhi Patil, Ela Gökçigdem, and Jevanic Henry.

All in all, the Youth Climate Summit was a marvelous experience and I would definitely recommend it, whether you are interested in Climate change or not. There are various valuable things to learn about our earth and the way the things we do affect it. If you are interested in knowing more about what happened during the program visit the YCS website at :

Photos courtesy of Dr. Rosemarie MacMahon

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  1. Hilarious! says:

    Students, congratulations. Thank you “climate experts,” activists, and subject matter experts for your time. Now, let’s test everyone’s knowledge! 10 extra points will be added to your score for participating. Correctly answering just one means that you are AWESOME!

    Earn 10 points per question for correctly answering:

    Quiz Question 1:
    I am one of the most highly regarded climate scientists working today. The winner of many awards who invented the debunked Hockey Stick graph made famous by Al Gore that “proved” AGW. I also falsely claimed three times in US Federal Court to be a Nobel Laureate by winning the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Who am I?

    Quiz Question 2:
    According to NASA and expressed as a percentage, how certain is NASA on ranking “hottest year” claims and why?

    Quiz Question 3:
    Why can’t NOAA, NASA, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) agree on one definition of “climate change?”

    Quiz Question 4:
    Use Green Outcome Based Math to solve: Expressed as a percentage, what is 75 divided by 10,257?

    Quiz Question 5:
    Why are reports produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), and similar organizations, inadmissible as evidence in US Federal Courts?

    Quiz Question 6:
    Of the thousands and thousands of research papers cited in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), how many of those papers were replicated/reproduced by either organization?

    Quiz Question 7:
    What former American President who claimed that the sea level is rising has one multi-million dollar oceanfront property on the Atlantic Ocean (Martha’s Vineyard) and one newly built multi-million property on the Pacific Ocean (Hawaii)?

    Quiz Question 8:
    By what percentage did NOAA lower its 2022 5-year sea level rise report projection vs. the 2017 report 5-year projection for Florida and for what reason?

    Quiz Question 9:
    Why is China building more coal-fired electricity-generating plants than all of the world’s countries combined?

    Quiz Question 10: Which of the following is true:
    A. Planet Earth’s Highest Temperature
    56.7°C (134°F) July 10, 1913, Furnace Creek, CA, USA
    CO2 301 ppm

    B: Northern hemisphere Highest Temperature
    56.7°C (134°F) July 10, 1913, Furnace Creek CA, USA
    CO2 301 ppm

    C: Southern hemisphere Highest Temperature
    125°F (51.7°C) on the 3rd January 1909 Bourke, Australia
    CO2 299 ppm

    D: Eastern hemisphere Highest Temperature
    55.0°C (131°F) July 7, 1931, Kebili, Tunisia
    CO2 308 ppm

    E: Western hemisphere Highest Temperature
    56.7°C (134°F) July 10, 1913, Furnace Creek Ranch, CA, USA
    CO2 301 ppm

    F: All of the above.

    Looking forward to your answers.

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