February 13th, 2013 Samantha Hauca Overgrowth or Undergrowth? Recently, it has become widely accepted that our earth is becoming over populated. Countries have been trying to keep their birth rates down with their one-child policy. In the essay, “Health Canada Inadvertently Discloses Facts Planned Parenthood Would Like to Suppress”, Ted Byfield tries to persuade the audience that the world is actually in a serious population decline rather than population explosion, like the government is trying to convince us. Regrettably, Byfield doesn’t give a sturdy case, and with misled facts and statistics, it’s hard to be influenced.
The Extinction of the Polar Bear What Greenhouse gases are, how they work, and why they are threatening the very existence of the polar bear. “If a warming world melts nearly all sea ice during summers, as computer models predict will happen by the end of the century, scientists warn that the polar bear is unlikely to survive as a species.” Jordan Sherry 05-30-06 The Problem Carbon dioxide is what’s know as a “greenhouse gas” meaning it is able to keep the Earth warm by trapping some of the heat it produces within the Earth’s atmosphere. But if too much of the gas is trapped in the atmosphere it can get too hot, and according to scientists that is what is happening now. Starting during Industrial Revolution to concentration of carbon dioxide has increased by nearly 35 percent, which is more than the Earth has experienced in more than 650,000 years and more than the natural variability would allow. This in turn has cause the average temperature over the past century to raise about 1 degree, and another 4 degree increase is expected during the 21st century.
The second reason why snow leopards are endangered is the global warming . As climate change causes temperatures to ruse, snow lines are receding, which means that snow leopards must move further up the mountain slopes as well. While they get higher ,the vegetation becomes more few, which means that the herbivores that they prey on are in limited supply as well, and the leopards are having trouble finding enough food. In conclusion, snow leopards has been listed as an endangered species for so many reasons , Two important causes of it are hunting and global warming. In my opinion, people should help out rescue groups who are trying to save these animals .I hope everyone read and spread the world about these beautiful animals with their unusual light green eyes because knowledge is always important
[animal-testing.procon.org] Researchers in Aston University have made it known that it is not worth taking the lives of these animals for testing, because the things we’re trying to make happen with human bodies is very different from the animal body. The anatomic, metabolic, and cellular differences between animals and people make animals poor models for human beings. There is a big percentage from the 1950’s up till now that animal testing is flawed by not being correct when it is given to the people it is for. So why not just stop the animal experiments that are not just killing, but also torturing the animals.
Conducting experiments on animals for medical improvement has always been a highly controversial issue. Animal rights organisations such as PETA question the legitimacy of it, arguing that it is cruel and unacceptable while the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki states clearly that human trials should be preceded by tests on animals if possible. In this case, though I commiserate the experimented animals, I support animal testings as they are vital to medical advancements for the sake of human race. Nearly all medical breakthroughs over the recent decades were based on the ground of animal testing. The polio vaccine were mainly tested on monkeys for amelioration.
Animal testing should be banned- Point1- Many animals are killed and severely injured every year from animal testing, and as we don’t “own” these creathures, we do not have the rights to take animals away from the nature. Point2- Animal testings are unnecessary and delivers inaccurate results. Point3- Animal testing can cause flu and diseases due to insanitary conditions in the lab and cage. Animal testing is among the most disturbing test ever done and must be internationally banned. Large number of animals are killed in the laboratory every day.
The film, “Wag the Dog” shows an extreme example of power of the media to influence or distract the public; In this case, it is to distract the public from a Presidential sex scandal. Unfortunately, this scandal could not have come at a worse time for the President; approximately two weeks before the Presidential election starts. So to try to mitigate the damage to the President’s ratings, an aide (Winifred Ames) recruits a ‘spin doctor’ to help; a character by the name of Conrad Bream. It is determined that the best distraction would be to start a war; but he really doesn’t want a real war. It is interesting to note that this film almost paralleled to a point, the real life scandal of President Clinton and his threats of military action against Iraq; the film started production before the Lewinsky scandal, but opened up after it happened.
“Fearing a Planet Without Apes,” is an interesting article to me because I am fascinated by primates. Heck, we wouldn’t have evolved without their existence, and we are highly at risk of losing these advanced creatures that we can give our ancestry to. The writer, John C. Mitani, alerts readers that the ape population has rapidly declined over the decade and brings to light the possibility of their extinction. Why wouldn’t we protect the animals whose DNA is virtually identical to ours, especially since it would cost barely five million dollars a year? Just like many issues with this country, the reason we can’t protect our closest ancestors is because of our former president, George W. Bush.
His argument is apparent in the first paragraph when he says, "Few people need convincing that the destruction of rain forests, mass extinction of species, and the melting of ice sheets in Greenland would all be very bad things" (677). Here, Bloom is using logical appeal followed by his question, "Do we really need to list the reasons". Bloom seeks to appeal to reason and emotion by listing the "bad things" that are happening in nature and that we should work to fix these because. Following this he asks, "Do we really need to list the reasons?" pointing out the known public awareness of nature and that we shouldn't be told to preserve the wilderness (677).
A jagged metal tube is placed in the bear, causing discomfort and pain. The bile is used for cosmetics, shampoo and wine. After the bile is dried up, the bear is rejected, and left to die.1 http://www.fazeteen.com/summer2002/bears.htm Japanese cross the seas, to find whales, shooting them, and dragging them to the shore. Whale meat is very uncommon and very expensive. The bone of the whale is ground up to use for fertiliser.