¶ … Global Warming
A persuasive stance to all future generations
I have been an active viewer of the climate change issue for many years now. Although I have noticed that there has been increased coverage of global warming, also referred to as climate change, in the media in the last few years I do not believe that most Americans do not fully understand the consequences of this phenomenon. Global warming is not only a threat to the polar bears portrayed as teetering on the last remaining tract of ice in the Arctic Ocean, or other random species, it is actually a threat to the entire human race. When I am watching the news the effects of climate change are portrayed as effecting the population in some point in the future that is obscure and not alarming.
However, the effects of climate change are already being felt today as millions of people struggle to have access to drinkable water and peasant farmers can no longer grow crops in some of the worst effective regions. The youngest members of society lives' will be defined by this issue and anyone that cares about their kids or future generations in general should begin to wake up to the effects of global warming immediately. I have begun to notice my own personal responsibility to address my own individual contributions to climate change, but I think it is time to begin to be politically active and to try to persuade our leaders take the appropriate actions to mitigate the worst effects...
They believe that the maximum amount that the greenhouse gas layer can hold of carbon dioxide is three hundred and fifty parts per million. At this level, for those of us that are older, this would be consistent with the type of planet that we grew up on. Anything that is significantly above this level will make the planet and its climate systems much different. I also stumbled upon this other website called CO2.now that uses the latest scientific data that is available to climatologist to estimate the current level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This morning our current concentration was 393.66 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere.
I'm obviously not a climatologist, a scientist, or a professional researcher, yet the implications of this trend are alarming to say the least. All of these gases stay in the atmosphere for centuries through different cycles. Even if emissions of greenhouse gases completely stopped tomorrow the greenhouse gas concentrations would stay in the atmosphere for many years hundreds of years down the road. This is especially alarming because altering the climate will make it difficult for the Earth's natural systems to support the population level which is predicted to climb to over seven billion people and continually growing.
As Americans, we are responsible for the largest individual carbon footprints on the planet. The amount of greenhouse gas emissions that a person is responsible for can be thought of as their "carbon footprint." Fossil fuels include non-renewable resources such as oil, natural gas, coal, and others that we use to fuel or our homes and our cars. These fuels power most of the things we use…
Leadership Sustainability in Leadership Current global occurrences have posed a great challenge to the continued existence of living things on earth. At this stage in the history of man, humanity is struggling with a lot of challenges; and these challenges are not restricted to region or race. Problems associated with climate change, increased rate of poverty, inconsistent democracy, and lack of justice and fairness in society are common to all nations. At
Humanity might not have the same effective power over the environment when fossil fuels run out. While this assumption is certainly believable, humans will not doubt reach a point where the greenhouse gas absorbing plants and bodies will no longer be able to keep up with human activity. This will further exacerbate the problem of human-caused global climate change. On the other hand, if humans are able to develop
Conclusion In the final analysis the film under discussion can be deconstructed and critiqued from a postmodern perspective. This refers to the underlying ideologies and metanarratives that inform the narrative and imagery of the film. From a postmodern point-of-view truth is never static or fixed and is always relative to a certain context or stance. The film in question makes use of a number of rhetorical devices to put forward its
The more political arguments against Ruddiman are more easily dismissed, however. Synthesis and Evaluation It must be acknowledged -- and is, in fact, acknowledged by Ruddiman -- that there is not complete scientific certainty that the current warming trend the Earth is experiencing, if indeed it is experiencing one, is the result of human behavior, and specifically the use of fossil fuels. The evidence that Ruddiman presents in Plows, Plagues, and
Because of the newer mobility of a significant amount of suburban America, driving to national parks was even more an option. The more people visited the Parks, it seemed, the more of a synergistic effect upon their funding and use (Jensen and Guthrie, 2006). By the Johnson Administration in the 1960s, coupled with more media attention, there was increased public awareness of America's natural treasures. This was now that "Parks
Hall also admits that changes do not come easily, but that in a society that is based on respect for the individual and the will of the majority, there is only one way that deep change will occur -- through "education in the broadest sense: education in the schools at all levels, education in nonformal setting..., education in adult settings..., education through the news media, education through popular literature, films,