After serving in the Vietnam war and not returning for decades, CICSS Executive Director Mike Hoffmann has made two trips to Vietnam in the past year to look at the impacts of climate change on the nation. On Dr. Hoffmann’s second trip, he brought along Cornell undergraduate students for a service-learning course so that they could also see the first-hand impacts of climate change in the country. These students lobbied in Washington D.C. after their trip for action on climate change and the continued support of Asian Studies by the U.S. government.
These experiences have given Dr. Hoffmann a unique perspective on the issue of climate change and how it is affecting countries such as Vietnam. Read his perspective in a recent article written for the Cornell page on Medium.com.