Big businesses are releasing harmful chemicals into the atmosphere and oceans. As a result the ozone layers are thinning and creating unprecedented hotter climates in many regions that negatively affect the ecosystems that are not used to the increase in heat. So in Conclusion, David Suzuki’s theory that human civilization is in a war to save this planet is very justified and necessary especially at his day and age where the destruction of earth has become an all to real reality. If human beings have any chance of saving this world they must first work together not as people of different nations but as a world community in finding alternative environmentally safe energy sources to ensure the survival of the human race and wildlife for many more future
Global warming Do you believe in global warming? I don’t global warming has been a huge debate that will never come to an end. The liberals believe that humans play the biggest part of global warming because we burn fossil fuels and think we need to find a cleaner way to produce energy. The conservatives show that it’s the earth natural cycle and that the earth has been heating and cooling through out history. My views lean toward the conservatives side I believe in facts and proof.
The film portrays the issues surrounding global warming in a slideshow fashion while Mr. Gore injects personal anecdotes. As the production company behind the film summarizes, “An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share” (“Plot Summary”, par. 1). The film itself is an example of the media’s impact and portrayal of the issue of global warming. Many times these portrayals are politically motivated, however, and it is important for the consumer to decipher this.
Supplying a sustainable source of energy for today’s population is already a challenge, however in the future the world’s population is set to hit a peak of 7.8 billion. From the graph you can see that, in the past, the supply of energy has always followed the pattern of increasing population. This was because the world still had large reserves of untapped fossil fuels, allowing for an increase in production. However as these reserves begin to diminish the supply of energy may fall behind the increase in population unless an alternative form of energy is found, capable of filling the large energy gap left behind from fossil fuels. This coupled with an increase in living for the majority of the world, especially RICs such as India where its oil consumption had increased by 40 million tonnes over a 6 year period, makes supplying the world’s energy demands a very difficult task.
The economic growth has put too much stress on the nature. There are many types of environmental damage, and Mckibben examines climate change in the chapter. He points out that climate change is not some future specter and it’s already emerging as the biggest problem the world faces. He also insists that the richer people get, the dirtier the air is, and this is indeed one of the environmental destruction that he described in the chapter. Another destruction that he talks about is the global warming.
But if my opponents did any research, they would realize that there is plenty of evidence to show that global warming is a real threat to this earth. In his essay “Now Or Never”, Bill McKibben writes: Consider hydrology, for instance. Warm air holds more water vapor the cold air, so there is an increase in evaporation in dry areas, and hence more drought—something that has been documented on every continent. Once that water is in the atmosphere, it’s going to come down someone—and indeed we have seen the most dramatic flooding ever recorded in recent years. In 1998, 300 million humans, one in twenty of us, had to leave their homes for a week, and month, a year, forever because of rising waters.
Australia has recently signed to Kyoto Protocol which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 4 million tonnes becoming 2010. Companies have improved scrubbers, which clean sulfur from the smoke before it leaves the smokestack. Awareness is growing when considering pollution from coal. Here in Australia while we are monitoring carefully the atmospheric pollution caused by coal burning it can be stated categorically that Carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles have far more reaching effects than the pollution created from coal. Coal will continue to be used extensively in Australia because of it's abundance.
Hot as Heck! Many terrible things have affected the global population such as holocaust, Rwanda Genocides and the bubonic plague all taking thousands and thousands of lives, but there’s a problem that is much bigger that is threatening our planet as a whole. We all unknowingly face the issue of global warming and add onto it on a daily basis, but how so? There are numerous amount of ways that we do so, nearly everything we do is directly fueled by fossil fuels or coal. Whether you drive your car to work, turn on your light to illuminate a dark room or just watching television, you are burning using up energy that is being processed at a coal plant.
If ongoing pollution cannot be reduced, then the climate is just going to keep getting worse day by day. As a result, not only will a single nation be suffering, but also the entire planet will change due to global warming. Of course, if people can make efficient adaptation plans to control the ongoing global warming and climate change, in the future it can prevent the threat of global warming and many other climate change issues. After all, the consciousness that man could alter the climate of Earth has dawned slowly on their awareness. Work Cited Begley, Sharon.
Should the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be Opened to Oil Drilling? Wendy Cubos SCI207 Instructor Shannon Corona January 22, 2011 During the entire history of technological development and progress there has always been a battle between technology and the state of the natural world. It is no secret that through the search for and generation of energy, starting in the industrial revolution, has had dramatic negative effects on the earth. Global warming, de-forestation, and the extinction of many species have been only a few aspects of these. As the population continues to grow, so does the need for energy to support that population.