In the ocean outside each lifeboat swim the poor of the world, who would like to get in, or at least to share some of the wealth.” (Hardin 4, pg 377). Hardin presents his metaphor to show some nations as safe in their wealth and how poor nations would take that from them if they could, with no concern for the well being of the initially secure nations. He uses this to exploit pathos and make the reader fearful that their nation will help poor nations. He implies it will endanger their wealth and security by wasting resources and causing poor nations to just increase their populations. This section is also when Hardin first subtly attempts to personalize his argument.
They could be making more money per unit if they would tighten up their processes. They make two types of anchors. The bell type and the snag hook type. They have to stop production when they get an order for the opposite type of anchor and this down time for set up is very inefficient and costs a great deal. It takes about 36 hours to make the switch.
“Over the time period documented, August 2012 to February 2013, the rates [of deforestation] increased an estimated 26.82% and an area of the Amazon larger than the size of the city of London disappeared” (“Deforestation Takes Flight in the Amazon”). In the Amazon over 6 months an area larger than London has disappeared. It’s no wonder with the Amazon losing so many
America, despite its efforts, could not remain neutral and was forced to enter World War 1. Germany did not respect America’s decision to stay neutral and purposely sunk their ships in the British Isles. They sent the Zimmerman Telegram uniting other countries against America. Lastly, they blockaded British ports and prevented American trade with France and GB. Over 100,000 Americans died during WW1, but were rewarded with patriotism, an Allie victory and trade which once again
The attack was against our people, our institutions, and our culture. It then led to a war on terror that has been occurring for over 10 years now and seems like it’s never going to end. As we can see, the prices of gasoline have been fluctuating over the years but ultimately, the prices have been increasing in the last six years. In the recession that we are currently experiencing, the people that are the most affected are those that are living paycheck to paycheck. We are all currently experiencing an economic crisis and if the money going to the war was spent on raising salary wages or creating more jobs, people would not have to go through hardships.
Development of infrastructure plays the main role in environmental devastation. “From 1985 to 2010 the number of hotel rooms has been forecasted to double from 65thousands to 132thousands and 2” (Lukasz Darowski et al. 1). The materials and energy required for this development has a huge impact on the environment. According to a biologist Hawaii survey done by Bishop Museum around 60% species are already endangered.
Do Not Tempt Me Credit Card! Jason Jacobs Do Not Tempt Me Credit Card! The United States has turned into an instant gratification monster reliant on credit. This is apparent from the 2.77 trillion dollars the United States consumer has amassed in credit card debt (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 2013). This number is growing every month, in the last five months the 2.77 trillion dollars (as of December 2012) has increased another 230 million dollars!
The United States wanted to save money and millions of lives, both Japanese and American. Japan had no regard for the lives of their citizens and was planning to turn their whole island into a fortress. Indeed, America had other alternatives to dropping the atom bombs, yet it wasn’t guaranteed that the Japanese would surrender. American generals and soldiers were facing a relentless enemy who would rather commit suicide than be captured. Even when the odds were against them, the Japanese were to prideful to submit.
My thoughts on elderly drivers would be based on nothing more then the importance of safety on the roads. It would be quite difficult for me to strongly point my opinion, since my voice on the restrictions of senior citizen driving could easily be turned back on me in the long run. Sooner or later as long as we’re living, we will all eventually become older; so each and every one of us will have to face the scrutinizing pressures of society on whether or not elderly citizens should be allowed to drive. Not all people are alike; a 75-year-old man could be in top-fit shape driving without the slightest problem, while a 65-year-old woman could be suffering from poor health conditions that impairs her driving abilities. I feel that elderly people should not be allowed to drive under certain circumstances.
As a result of recent studies, Vivek Menon has discovered that elephant poaching increased nearly three fold between 1990 and 1996. However, a large number of carcasses go unreported, so the real estimates could be as much as five times the numbers recorded. When the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) ‘downlisted’ three populations of elephants in Africa in 1997 (this increased to four countries in 2000), it re-started the legal trade in ivory which had been previously banned for ten years. As a result, elephant poaching around the world, including India, increased. Vivek Menon has found that the new wave of poaching in India includes new methods of killing elephants.