Global warming and climate change have been frequent topics of discussion over the past several years. Although people tend to focus on the politics, it is time to look past the media aspects of it and into the cold hard facts of what our Earth is currently experiencing, and what caused it in the first place. The cause of climate change includes natural causes, but human causes are what is generating such a rapid global change. It’s time that the ways in which humanity affects the Earth’s climate, how scientists record and measure the climate change, and what can be done in everyday life to slow it down and/or stop global warming, are recognized.
In recent decades, the contentious issues surrounding climate change and the corresponding effects it likely exerts upon contemporary civilization has developed to become one of the most pressing areas of concern afflicting humanity (Armstrong, 1). Currently, climate change has started to demonstrate its potentially calamitous consequences upon human subsistence practices, and has even begun to alter the very environments that entire societies reside in, theoretically endangering them in both instances (Armstrong, 1). Though the hindrances inherent in climate change are potentially devastating to the preservation of modern society, the problem of climate change itself is not one that is exclusive to the contemporary era. Rather, the harmful
Everything that the book talks in the first chapters are only a few of the reasons why the planet keeps getting warmer. People have heard in the news and read books about global warming, but most never paid much attention to any of it. The author David Archer emphasizes that all humans are adding climate change problems across the globe by just the simple fact of charging a cell phone. Most of the things we do to contribute to climate change are necessary in daily life, but people could definitely learn to save power or we could use the car less and help save us from weather
Climate change is defined as “a long- term change in the earth’s climate, especially a change due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature” (). In the last century the average global temperature increased by more than 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit. There have also been other changes in weather in climate, many places have experienced changes in rainfall, severe heat waves, ice caps melting, and sea levels rising. Although there are natural factors that effect the earth’s warming, global warming is primarily a result of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Some societies make disastrous decisions, and the world is on its way to making some disastrous decisions. This paper argues that Americans are blind to climate change and
War is commonly defined as an armed conflict between two entities, one that dates back to the beginning of mankind’s very existence. During this time many have attempted to explain the complex nature of war, its actors, and its origins. There are two authors in particular who have made critical analysis on the topic of war within the international system, more specifically the nature of balanced power and hegemonic war and the role that perception plays in conflict. Glipin asserts that disequilibrium will result in a hegemonic war due to inferior civilizations striking falling civilizations. Whereas Jervis asserts that misperception is the driving cause of war. I argue that it is not an inferior civilization, but rather different economies
AUTHOR: Oswald Spengler, (1880-1936), was a German philosopher who acquired his conservative views from his father, a postal official in Germany. Spengler attended the Universities of Munich, Berlin and Halle in Germany, where he studied natural science and mathematics. In 1903, he wrote his dissertation on a Greek philosopher named Heraclitus, though he failed due to a lack of references. Spengler resubmitted his revised thesis in 1904, earning him his doctorate degree. Shortly after earning his degree, Spengler suffered a mental break down, secluding himself from the world. In 1906, he recovered and began working as a teacher in secondary schools until he received some money from his mother. In 1911, Spengler gathered his inheritance and moved to Munich as a private scholar.
In the article by Scott G. McNall (2010). Rapid Climate Change: What is to be done? The author discusses the issues of the rapid climate changes globally, that are effecting the entire earth with the warming of the Northern and Southern poles, the melting of the ice causing permafrost and methane gas to be released into the atmosphere. The author notes that, it is important that the global community understands the critical problem that is gradually destroying the earth with rapid climate changes. I will assessed the writer’s dialogue and acknowledge the writer as the author, in the following assessments, (1. Precision, (2. Citations and References, (3. Comparisons and Contrast, (4. Points of views of advantages and disadvantages, (5. Supported opinions, (6. Alternative views and arguments, (7. The Assumption of the article, (8. The Consequences of Reasoning, (9. The main point of view, (10. Conclusion.
We are so trusting on subjects pertaining to political parties and natural disaster that it instantly provokes a reaction. Though when it pertains to situations such as the ice glaciers are melting which could possibly lead to our future generation downfall; we question its authenticity. As Marshall quotes from “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change” we have a since of uncertainty. That doubt is like a light switch that turns on at the sign of any uncertainty as a psychological barrier. As if it is an instant connection that tells our brains that we do not need to worry. By connecting the human psychological process to climate change; Marshall establishes his trust with The Shorthorn readers by relating a common ground of understanding to his point that our cognitive ignorance is why climate change is constantly ignored. He is being persuasive to connect the readers to their everyday crossroads and appealing to Shorthorn reader’s self-discovery
The age of the Enlightenment was a cultural movement of scholars beginning in late 17th and 18th century, Europe highlighting reason and individualism rather than tradition. The two essential characteristics of the philosophy of the Enlightenment are, “faith in the European reason and human rationality to reject the tradition and the pre-established institutions and thoughts and search for the practical, useful knowledge as the power to control nature” (The Philosophies of the Enlightenment). While the ideas of the Enlightenment spread, “throughout Europe and North America, France was the true heart of the movement” (Sherman and Salisbury 465). In France, the chief social setting for this intellectual culture was salon meetings hosted by women of upper class Parisian families. In these meetings debates upon rightful authority, absolute and constitutional government, Deism versus Deists, the test of truth, and the nature and fundamental rights of humanity along with other ideas were discussed.
This book, written by Shelley Tanaka, describes the negative effects human activities are having on the global climate and the environment. Tanaka also explains the mechanisms of global warming in relation to the greenhouse effect, and talks about the steps humans can take to prevent the issue from growing any larger. More importantly, however, Tanaka recognizes that the issue requires much more than just agreeing on the science behind it - it requires action, dedication, and patience.
Jared Diamond author of “The Ends of the World as We Know Them” highlights the reasons for the disappearance of early civilizations. Civilizations like the Mayans, Incas and Aztecs once inhabited the earth for hundreds of years, However; when these advanced civilizations reached the pinnacle of their capability, they faced tragedies such as war, unusual weather, environmental deprivation, terminated trade markets and unscrupulous leaders who contributed to the destruction of their civilization. One significant idea portrayed from Diamond’s article is that there are many factors that threaten American civilization.
According to the World Bank’s report, climatologists predict greenhouse gases will cause temperatures to rise 7.2 degrees before the next century (par. 8). While the rise in temperature might seem trivial, Scranton elaborates on the detrimental effects this change would cause by quoting James Clapper. Mr. Clapper, the director of national intelligence, argues that extreme weather disasters will “increasingly disrupt food and energy markets, exacerbating state weakness, forcing human migrations, and triggering riots, civil disobedience, and vandalism” (par. 7). Dr. Scranton mentions these sources in order to convince the audience that an increase of only a few degrees can have a devastating impact that will inevitably leave the planet radically different during this epoch; the current epoch we live in, named the Anthropocene, is a term invented by geologist and scientists for the epoch that is “characterized by the arrival of the human species as a geological force” (par. 10). The name of the epoch inspired Scranton to title the article “Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene” since it reaffirms his claim that we must accept that the future will not be the same as the present. Furthermore, Scranton includes a book in his article written by geophysicist David Archer incase readers remain skeptical of the scientific evidence with
The first part of this essay discusses what the human species has done to deal with the problem of climate change. While some improvements have been made, the problem has not been addressed aggressively enough to stop the damage. What is amazing about this is the denial of so many people that problems exist. If they do realize the risks, they are simply not taking actions to contain the damage.
Global Warming, much of what does or does not happen forty years from now rests on our actions or inactions taken between now and then. The crucial question is whether we should pour all our resources into mitigation – reducing our carbon emissions. According to scientists who study the climate there are other environmental problems; “we now face a global crises in land use and agriculture that could undermine the health, security, and sustainability of our civilization”.
Climate change has been an extremely controversial topic in recent history and continues to create much debate today. Many questions concerning climate change’s origins and its potential affect on the globe are not fully understood and remain unanswered. What is climate change? Is climate change happening? Is it a natural cycle of the world or are there other catalysts involved such as human activity? What proof is there? What data correlations show climate change is accelerated by humans? How serious is climate change and how will it affect the future of our globe? What are we doing to address climate change? Should we really be concerned about climate change? Questions such as these have made climate change a very serious issue in today’s world and created the ideology of climatism. The issue of climate change has affected many different aspects of our lives and the world we live in. Policymaking, human activism, technologies, emission control, global warming, alternative energy sources and many other things have been greatly affected by the mania of climate change. This research report will present climate change in a light of common sense and rationality that will take a grounded discussion of the science behind climate change, global warming, human activity, and how the ideology of climatism has corrupted and driven the actions to combat climate change.