The Rhetoric of Climate Change: It’s Not a Myth
“The decade of 2000 to 2009 appears to be the warmest one in the modern record, the World Meteorological Organization reported in a new analysis,” (Kanter, Revkin). Many believe this is just a coincidence while others will claim this as today’s leading world issue. For many years scientists have been recording vital data relating to the earth’s temperature and weather patterns. In recent years a startling trend has shown up in these reports; a slow increase in the earth’s temperature. For the average human, this is of little importance and goes unnoticed. But to the earth’s delicate ecosystems, each minuscule temperature increase is painfully felt. It is difficult to understand all of the theories surrounding global warming, as not all of us are scientists. The last ten years the media has bombarded the public with confusing information leaving all of us feeling a little overwhelmed. One thing they did get right however is that the earth’s temperature is rising and it is our responsibility to stop it. Global warming is not a myth, the actions of the human race are causing an increase in average global temperatures and the effects of this change will be devastating if they are not stopped.
“The decade of 2000 to 2009 appears to be the warmest one in the modern record, the World Meteorological Organization reported in a new analysis,” (Kanter, Revkin). Continue reading
Learning to Share, Thanks to the Web
The idea of sharing goods and services has been around for many years, yet one must explore the past successes and failures of service sharing programs. In the article, “Learning to Share, Thanks to the Web,” Goodman debates the possible success or failure of the new capital bike-share program starting in Washington. The idea that sharing goods and services may be an important part of our future economy is another topic that is questioned often throughout. Goodman explores weather or not access to goods and services rather than ownership changes the way people care for things, in this case, bicycles. Continue reading
Over the past several years the topic of global warming has been a hot issue. Many articles have been written about the topic in all different newspapers and magazines. Scientist have been studying it and releasing data to the public for some time now. Some say it is all a hoax will others use specific evidence to back up their belief in it. I believe global warming is not only true but is a huge problem that will soon catch everyone off guard. The facts and evidence behind the theory of global warming are extremely strong. The studies that have been done regarding the influence of human activity on the planet give perfectly acceptable evidence as to the negative impacts our carbon footprint is causing. In my paper I would like to research what the New York Times has said about global warming to help prove my belief that global warming is not a hoax. I believe that the public is completely unaware of the negative impacts climate change is capable of. The world runs on a delicate balance and the slightest change in temperature can have devastating effects on that balance. For this paper I want to not only argue for the existence of global warming but also help to educate the public about severity of this issue. The only way I can see action being taken on this issue is if the public becomes aware of the problems. This will in opinion cause action from the government to occur.
Learning to Share, Thanks to the Web (Draft Two)
In the article, Learning to Share, Thanks to the Web, Goodman discusses the start of the Capital Bikeshare program beginning in Washington DC and the possible problems that may hinder its success. The idea of sharing goods and services has been around for many years, Goodman explores the past successes and failures of other service sharing programs including those based on the Internet. The idea that sharing goods and services may be an important part of our future economy is another topic that is discussed often throughout. Goodman debates weather or not access to goods and services rather than ownership changes the way people care for things, in this case, bicycles. Continue reading
Learning to Share, Thanks to the Web (Draft One)
As children, some of us never were able to grasp the concept of sharing. In the article, Learning to Share, Thanks to the Web, Goodman discusses the start of the Capital Bikeshare program beginning in Washington DC and the possible problems that may hinder its success. Continue reading
Cowen, Tyler. “Can the Fed Offer A Reason to Cheer.” The New York Times 19 Sept. 2010, National ed., Sunday Business sec.: 5. Print.
In this article, which discusses our nations continuing financial crisis, Cowen suggests that Americans have little faith in the governments plans to revive the economy and therefore are withholding spending that is desperately needed. Cowen gains this information by reviewing the opinions of several well known Fed chairman as well as comparing past economic issues. Cowen discusses these economic issues in order to educate the public about the importance of spending. Can the Fed offer A Reason to Cheer contains information regarding or current economical crisis, and the reasons we have yet to recover, it is aimed towards the working man as well as businessman who work with economics.
Brustein, Joshua. “Football’s Media Scrimmage.” The New York Times September 12, 2010: WK 5: Newspaper. In the article, “football’s Media Scrimmage,” Brustein debates weather 3-D television is the way of the future. Brustein investigates which television audiences show the most interest in this latest development in technology. Brustein researches 3-D television in order to determine if it would be successful on the market. “Football’s Media Scrimmage,” is aimed towards people who are interested in up and coming technology.
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