Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

The Case of Global Warming Pt. 3

In Environment on May 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm

(continued from Pt. 2)

As Gore said we are the biggest contributors to the problem, but we are also not reacting enough to do anything about it. In 2004, Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow said, “Humanity already possesses the fundamental scientific, technical and industrial know-how to solve the carbon and climate problems.” If that is the case, why aren’t carbon emissions slowing? Because we aren’t doing enough or we’re not doing anything at all. Read the rest of this entry »

The Case of Global Warming Pt. 2

In Environment on May 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm

(continued from Pt. 1)

One thing almost all climatologists unanimously agree on is the human activities that releases GHG into the atmosphere is to blame for global warming. Gore said, “We are still, by far, the worst contributor to the problem.” People think that the world is so big and the climate is so complex that humans can’t possibly have any lasting impact on the environment. That may have been true at one point, but the results of increasing CO2 in our atmosphere prove otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »

The Case of Global Warming Pt. 1

In Environment on May 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I have spent hours on researching and writing the following essay I wrote in Issues in World Affairs, which I will split into three parts for your reading convenience. I feel it deserves more of an audience than just my teacher. So enjoy my case of why I believe Global Warming is a very real thing:

Since scientists recognized global warming in 1960, people scoffed at the idea that it would bring any serious harm to us or that we had anything to do with it. In fact, some people who lived in colder climates thought global warming would be a good idea. Read the rest of this entry »

Ditch the Plastic and Drink Tap Water

In Environment on May 17, 2010 at 3:44 pm

For my first official entry, I want to share my opinion column article I wrote in college. When I wrote this in Fall of 2008, my hometown region was undergoing bans in selling water bottles in regional buildings and events. I was of course for it, and the following article will tell you why: Read the rest of this entry »