Her real-world counterpart, Former Vice-President Albert Arnold Gore, is the face of the Global Warming awareness movement. He has attempted to persuade the American public to take action against the emission of “greenhouse gases" in many speeches and books. He has even employed his rhetorical tactics in a well-known documentary film. Gore’s campaign to educate the people has been recorded and compiled, by director David Guggenheim, in An Inconvenient Truth. In the movie, Al Gore speaks to a live audience, presenting a slide show which unravels the subject of Global Warming.
Skloot’s purpose of telling Lack’s story does not come without the terrifying discovery of human experimentation. Researchers claim their experiments are for the greater good, but when they walk on a thin line, they will inevitably trample on both sides. According to the School of Law at Northwestern University, people who “violate bodily integrity and autonomy are routinely punished,” and yet scientist will escape unethical situations will only a slap on the wrist (99:1). Uncovering facts of Henrietta’s immortal life, Skloot indirectly poses the argument of medical malpractice. The medical experiments conducted during the nineteen forties and fifties were very controversial.
Jared Diamond, author of the Pulitzer Prize Winning, National Best Selling book Guns, Germs and Steel, summarizes his book by saying the following: "History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples' environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves." Guns, Germs and Steel are historical literature that documents Jared Diamond's views on how the world as we know it developed. However, is his thesis that environmental factors contribute so greatly to the development of society and culture valid? Not without flaws, Jared Diamond makes many claims throughout his work, and provides numerous examples and evidence to support his theories. In this essay, I will summarize Jared Diamond's accounts of world history and evolution of culture.
A county that have most fracking is now more polluted than Los Angeles. Doctors also said because of fracking the cancer rate in people is increasing. People can’t be treated because the substances used in fracking are unknown. One the biggest losses are the substances used for fracking are kept unknown from people and even from workers working in these factories. Because they are hazardous.
In the essay “The Environmental Crisis: The Devil Is in the Generalities” the author, Ross McKitrick, puts forward a case for readers to look at the environment in terms of specific, definable metrics. The author of this essay is an economist who has previously published several papers and a book looking to debunk the “myth” of global warming. His thesis is that the public’s general consensus of an environmental crisis is misguided, and caused by two factors: an overgeneralization of the problem and a lack of knowledge on specific environmental data. By presenting several examples of misguided concern over the state of the environment the author attempts to use logos to persuade the reader of his thesis. The author describes how each year
“residents exhibited a ‘disturbingly high rate of miscarriages ... Love Canal can now be added to a growing list of environmental disasters involving toxics, ranging from industrial workers stricken by nervous disorders and cancers to the discovery of toxic materials in the milk of nursing mothers.’ (Love Canal). All of the people deserved a very safe environment to live in, but there were much too many toxic chemicals that were once underground. As you can see Love Canal’s land doesn’t look like a very safe place to start a community. If you think
Most articles about divorce focus on the psychological and emotional end of the spectrum, but not this article. This argument touches briefly on the devastating effects of divorce on the partners, children and surrounding individuals involved but then goes into talk about how divorce also contributes to waste of energy and resources. They say in the article, “People have been talking about how to protect the environment and combat climate change, but divorce is an overlooked factor that needs to be considered”(2). They’re right, the more divorced families the more consumption of energy, water and waste, which leads to an unhealthy planet Earth. Nevertheless, many other factors contribute to the destruction of the world and our ecosystem, but divorce may very well be an overlooked piece to the puzzle.
In environmentalist Bill McKibben’s 2008 article, “Civilization Last Chance,” we are warned that we are in a state of emergency time we have little to save our environment from the danger. The current status of our earth is in danger, and people don’t seem to realize the serious consequence for the future. Robert W. Christopherson’s textbook, Geosystems, is an introduction to physical geography with scientific evidence. The current edition of Geosystems introduces the consensus science regarding human-created climate change. The high content of carbon causes global warming and global warming causes climate change.
In the paper Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era, the author Richard Restak describes the potential health hazards that developing technology and the advancement of modernity in our society today has on human brains. Restak focuses only on the negative aspects of new technology and he even touches upon some of his own negative experiences. He discusses crawlers that were originally created as an early storm warning system that showed up on the top of television screens, which have now developed into something, “ubiquitous, forcing an ongoing split in our attention and a constant state of distraction” (Restak 411). While watching an interview with the First Lady Restak found himself focusing more on the crawlers that were discussing
While determining what the outcome of our environment is going to be, we need to examine the history, where we are now, and where these solutions in the environment will take us. Our children lives are at stack. History The environmental issue is a very old issue that has been a problem for many years now. To be honest things can become a bit overwhelming for some to understand when we try to explain the effects human beings have on the environment. Santos explains that the environmental issues “date back to the nineteenth century, when trappers, fishermen, and naturalists campaigned against the unrestrained exploitation of American’s pristine environmentals,” (Santos, 1999).