The Author frequently uses transitional words and phrases dealing with TIME and PLACE. ”NOW, the enterprise we human beings in the “developed world” have engaged in is almost too darkly insane to contemplate.” “TWENTY THOUSAND YEARS AGO temperatures plummeted and ice grew from the top of the world like vines and ground covers.” “ALREADY, warmer temperatures are causing meltwater to stream into oceans, changing temperature and
Oryx & Crake Inside all of us there is a desire that longs for eternal paradise and happiness. But what if this desire could lead to formidable destruction of life as we know it; is it really worth the risk? In her science fiction text Oryx & Crake Margaret Atwood explores the dangers and consequences of these actions in a futuristic science fiction novel; that depicts a future distinguished by advancements in genetic engineering and biotechnology. Oryx & Crake follows the main protagonist character Snowman’s journey from the twenty first century to the future. Atwood structures her novel through the flashbacks of the main character, Snowman, who survives a horrific virus created by his best friend Crake.
Only 30 years ago the concept of a vast ecosystem surviving deep underground would seem impossible. At this time the sun was believed to be the root of all of life’s energy systems and therefore without light no life could exist. Microbes had been found deep underground many times but were dismissed as contaminations. In 1980 scientists found hydrothermal vents sustaining a whole ecosystem stemming from extremophiles living from the hot nutrient rich waters, despite the complete absence of light (Gold 1994). A similar discovery was made of a whole ecosystem of invertebrates surviving from chemoautotrophic bacteria in a cave that had been completely sealed from the outside world for more than a million years (Sarbu et al.
Ballard's track record for finding the impossible is well known, especially finding an ark looking exactly like noahs. In 1985, using a robotic submersible equipped with remote-controlled cameras, Ballard and his crew hunted down the world's most famous shipwreck, the Titanic. Now Ballard is using even more advanced robotic technology to travel farther back in time. He is on a marine archeological mission that might support the story of Noah. He said some 12,000 years ago, much of the world was covered in ice.
The enigma is that more ships and planes disappear in this area than in any other place in the world, for no readily explainable reason. However, if you were to research this topic you would find many scientific explanations as to what the great mystery is behind the disappearance of these ships and aircraft. The Bermuda Triangle is just another area of the Earth where, like all areas on this vast planet, human error may be present and the great forces of nature are always there to find any weak links. Discover for yourself the endless possibilities and how nature's explanations can seem more unique than the idea of a flying saucer devouring a plane or ship. When you think of all the accomplishments mankind has made over the years, you also can't deny the mistakes and error which may have led to them.
Scientists from around the world flocked to the valley villages to uncover the mystery behind the massive loss of life, both human and other. The answer rested within the location of the lake. Lake Nyos is based at the throat of a dormant volcano. Fifty miles beneath the lake is a pool of boiling hot magma. The pool of magma releases carbon dioxide (and other gases).
Global warming has become one of the main environmental concerns of the twenty-first century, with debate spanning from the international level all the way down to the smallest local hamlet. One can hardly pick up a paper or turn on the news without seeing a story about how drastically the world is warming, or to hear that global warming is nothing but a myth caused by liberals for political purposes. With millions of ardent supporters and detractors of the global warming theory, the facts that science presents continued to be debated and it remains to be proved whether recent warming trends are caused by human progress or natural cycles, or whether they will have long term consequences on the biosphere or have very little effect on it at
Causes and Effects of Greenland’s Ice Melt Scientists have been in debate for years over the existence of global warming, arising on the forefront of scientific concern at the turn of the century. Recently, however, many have been unable to deny the existence of the continual warming climate worldwide, and humans have been the cause. Greenhouse gases, which we continue to admit (ignoring the warnings from scientists) trap the sun’s heat and cause the glove to heat and a level faster than any before. Who cares? Global warming not only affects the darker suntan you get each summer, but the winters, the sea level, and the natural environment delicately teetering on the current balance of temperature.
Clearly life and climate interact with each other (McCaffrey). If life had never appeared on the earth’s surface, the local climates would have been different from those which have prevailed. And if climate had everywhere been unchanging throughout geologic time, the varied life we know- the millions of species- might not have come about. These are just a few of the many headlines that crossed the wires in last few years: “Europe’s summers to get hotter,” “The Arctic’s ominous thaw,” “Study shows warming trend in Alaskan Streams,” “Global Warming Seen as Security Threat,” “Global warming a bigger threat to poor,” “Tibet’s glacier’s heading for meltdown,” “USA: Climate change is costing millions.” Global warming has achieved the status of a major threat. It inspires nightmares of a troubled future and propels apocalyptic drams such as the summer 2004 movie “The Day After Tomorrow.” The twentieth century was the warmest of the past 1000 years and 19 of the 20 hottest years on record occurred after 1980 (Climate Change Facts).
We would imagine it would be hot on the “red” planets but the farther you go from the sun the colder each planet gets. On Mars there are many caves that we can take advantage of to keep warm and build these facilities. Another inconvenience that we would come around is that on Mars days and a year are longer than on Earth, so we would have longer periods of time to in which we will have no light other than from the two moons that Mars has, which mean more coldness and more “winter time”. Another risky factor that we need to solve before even thinking in living on Mars is, Radiation. On Mars there is a lot of radiation exposure that for us can cause many health wise risks.