The Obligation to Endure Rachel Carson challenges the progress that this world has taken and questions if it is truly progress at all. We as humans endanger and harm ourselves in ways that we are often unaware of. Carson persuades her audience, the progressive intellectuals, in her book, “Silent Spring”, that the use of chemicals is causing destruction and should be put to an end. She concentrates her ideas in the chapter “The Obligation to Endure”, where she goes against the horrible consequences of chemical use on pests. She elaborates on the issue of spraying chemicals and if it is increasing or decreasing the progress in the world.
Week 1 Case Studies Barbara Carter Case1.1 Made in the U.S.A.-Dumped in Brazil, Africa, Iraq…. U.S. companies are profiting from the overseas sales of dangerous products that threaten the health and safety of millions of people all over this world. After the discovery of the TRIS dump investigations, President Jimmy Carter signed Executive Order 12264 on Jan. 15, 1981, to rein in companies that export toxic pesticides, drugs and other products the federal government won't allow to be sold here. This nation has an obligation, Carter said, “not to export to unsuspecting nations products which we ourselves would not allow in our country." (Scanlan, 1991) “The Carter executive order had four major parts.
Tracy Ramos Mr. Reisinger English 101.11 4 October 2013 Rhetorical Analysis: Exigence: When Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published in September 27, 1962, it triggered a storm of disputes over the use of chemical pesticides. Her book helped raise awareness for the environment, warn humans of the dangers of using pesticides such as DDT, preserve several plant and animal species, and make the atmosphere cleaner. Her intent in writing Silent Spring was to warn the public of the dangers related with pesticide use. Throughout her book are countless case studies documenting the harmful effects that chemical pesticides have had on the environment. Along with these facts, she explains how in many occasions the pesticides have done more harm than good in eliminating the pests they were supposed to destroy.
Kevin Pankonien Pinki Charkrabati ENG 107-13 March 12, 2014 Compare and Contrast Many debate whether PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs) such as HGH and steroids have had a negative impact on Major League Baseball over the past twenty years. For instance, the article “Performance Enhancing Drugs” by Jarred Tynes argues that steroids must be removed from the MLB. He states that “The MLB must strictly adhere to a new policy to ensure its effectiveness” (Tynes, p. 15). Tynes argues that PEDs are ruining the game of baseball and could be fatal to the players using them. On the contrary, a study performed by professors from California Berkley suggests that PEDs increase offensive production and make the game more exciting (Grossman, pg.
The Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing On the Environment Amber (Dawn) Phillips University Of Pheonix Abstract Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking offers a means to reduce foreign oil dependence for America. While this may be a solution for one problem, the process itself can and will cause problems on a much greater scale. Fracking methods are posing great dangers of damage to our already polluted environment. If the process as it stands at this point continues, the harm will be irreversible and dire. The Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing On the Environment Dependence on foreign oil has long been a concern of Americans.
Maria Ruiz English 101 Prof. Courtney Stanton Oct. 8, 2014 Sustainability and our Environment Our natural world is losing its essence of ‘natural’ to become a polluted and corrupted place. In Curtis White’s work, “A Good Without Light” and Jim Tarter’s work, “Some Live More Downstream than Others”; Tarter doesn’t mention a solution to our environmental crisis, but he presents his idea that science can be of great use to find the factors that create pollution, cancer and so on. White’s solution to this barbaric heart is that we have the power to stop it, but instead we are making the choice to hurt others. Overall these works show us the effects of how we suffer the consequences when the Barbaric Heart is violating our environment. White’s view on the barbaric heart promotes our own self-benefit, which links to Tarter’s view of living downstream.
There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury is a story about how humans have been destroyed rather than saved by the use of technology. This story was written in the era when many people were concerned about the devastating effects of nuclear weapons. It showed how bombings in both Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan were affected with the dropping of the atomic bomb. Nearly all of Bradbury’s short stories and novels show a deep concern with the effects of a technological revolution on human society. The concern is dramatized in the neutral tone and precise detail of imagery used in the narration of this short story, intensifying the horror of the use of nuclear weapons.
(Society and Nature 3a, lecture) However, Inglehart is criticised for not making this balanced evaluation since his approach is predominantly only sociological. Furthermore, individuals experience nature in different ways, so is it possible to generalise and say what people do and should think anyway? Inglehart argues that since the late 1960’s there has been a ‘silent revolution.’ He says this has come about because society’s values have altered, and now priorities towards environmental concern: Moreover, this revolution in values, (according to Inglehart) has caused environmental concerns to rise. His ‘silent revolution’ denotes a shift from materialism to post materialism: (Culture Shift in Advanced Industrial Society: 3-15) One
Final reason on why bottled water is harmful is because it negatively affects us humans the most. As you know, bottled water causes problems in the environment, but it also contributes in harming our health. At first, we find harmful chemicals in water bottles. “EWG laboratory tests show that 38 total pollutants were found in 10 different bottled water brands. Another study at the University of Missouri shows that bottled water increases the growth of breast cells by 78%.” I don’t think humans should pay more money for water that tastes the same as tap water and also hurts the environment just to risk their lives.
1.0 INTRODUCTION In the recent time increase in multiple drug resistance by microbial pathogens become a serious health problem to mankind worldwide. The increase has slowed down the development of new synthetic antimicrobials drugs and has necessitated the search for new antimicrobials from alternative source (Peng et al., 2006). It is aroused due to indiscriminate and repetitive use of antimicrobial drugs coupled with inadequate diseases treatment (Shariff, 2001). To acquire drug resistance microbes have developed series of mechanism to render drug useless for the treatment and control of infections (Ritch-Kro et al., 1996).One way to prevent antibiotic resistance is by using new compound which