As a research topic I chose to study climate change and how it has differed over the years and the effects it has had on the world as a whole. I find it interesting that everyone seems to have a different viewpoint on what climate change is and because of that I want to learn more facts about climate change. From my past knowledge, I understand that it is having large effect on our ice caps and water levels around the world as well as influencing global warming, not for the better. It makes me wonder, with our environment changing so rapidly how will life adapt?
I just read a Wikipedia article, " McDonald's". "McDonalds" Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 10 Mar 2016, 7:03 UTC, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald%27s#Criticism. This article about McDonalds the company was very informative because it covered everything from the history to criticisms about the company. According to the article McDonalds is a company that has restaurants all over the world and is valued at between $16 and $18 billion dollars.
Living within the Salt Lake Valley where inversion is ever consistent, I find that air pollution, especially in regards to global warming, is a political issue that cannot be ignored. Aside from the obvious smog we can easily see in the sky, there are multiple factors that lead to global warming. In the article Air Pollution Comes From Many Sources from National Geographic, it is made apparent that climate change goes far beyond the visible pollutants we omit. “Carbon Dioxide, a greenhouse gas, is the main pollutant that is warming the earth.”
As much as society today loves reading and watching films about Dystopian societies, what we may not realize is that some of the features in these films and novels are actually taking place in our society today. Two common themes of Dystopias are an irrational fear of the outside world/disorder and an abandonment of our natural environment. Both of these have to do with the obsession with having the perfect society where everything is under our control.
Both the poem and Down These Mean Streets show how ghettos have a negative effect on people.
In the poem God is the one who created the ghettos and slums believing it to be his "greatest creation" but the people did not agree. On the sixth day God spoke to the people saying: "PEOPLE!!! the Ghettos and Slums and all the other great things i created will have dominion over thee"
This quote is poking fun on since God created the World then he is responsible for the creation of ghettos
The passages are saying that the ghetto is a place that put's you through hell and you got to do your all to get out of it before you fully mess up and have to stay. In the poem it say's, " The people kneeled, the people prayed, the people begged". It also states, "there were more ghettos and slums". That more of a bad area was constructed for people, and basically to live a hard life. In Down These Mean Streets, Piri gets involved with drugs. I've been thinking about going into alot of things lately, like pushing junk".
Where I'm from I hear a wave of sirens getting louder as neighborhood firetrucks drive by.
Where I'm from the smell of garlic hits my nose as I step through the door and I know dad is cooking. You can almost taste the tomatoes, basil, salt, oregano, oil, and sugar coming from the homemade sauce.
Where I"m from I see shiny floors, spotless furniture, and smell of a clean environment. I see 2 dogs inside fighting over the same squeaky toy. I see the television on with baseball or basketball usually on with the bass of the surround sound in your ears.
Where im from you hear sirens no matter where you are
Where im from the pizza is so good you burn your mouth because you cant wait for it to cool
Where im from you get used to seeing all of the cars and people,
Where im from you will always smell exhaust fumes
The Appalachian Trail began as an idea in published in 1921 “An Appalachian Trail: A Project in Regional Planning” in the Journal of the American Institute of Architects. Benton Mackaye is widely acknowledged as the father of the trail, but it has been the hikers who have made the trail famous today. Originally proposed as series of natural refuges from industrial life including work, study and farming camps spanning from the highest point in the South, Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina, to the highest point in the North, Mt.
Shortly after he received the proposed bill allowing the commencement of laying down the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Barack Obama swiftly vetoed the bill. The controversial Pipeline has been in limbo for 6 years waiting for government approval. Republicans, who support the Pipeline, believe that it will create more jobs and boost the environment, yet how many permanent jobs created are debated. Democrats and environmentalists argue that the pipeline would destroy the habitat of many organisms living within the bounds of the oil fields and area that must be demolished for the pipeline.
50 to 70 million Americans are affected by insomnia. There are primarily two types of insomnia: acute insomnia and chronic insomnia. Acute insomnia is usually related to factors in everyday life that affect you such as a change in work, family, or environment. Chronic insomnia is insomnia that lasts three or more nights per week lasting longer than 4 weeks. Not enough people that have insomnia contact their doctor for help, but a lot of the time, we can control the quality of our sleep without medical help. There are many causes for insomnia and easy ways to solve it.
In just the past few weeks all of America had elections at both the state and national level. Living in Utah, the most conservative state in the union, little changes because there is little shift on the state level of which party is in power. Recently I also wrote a piece on how poor the air quality is in Utah and how that might be changed, however according to a recent article from Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance there is not much hope for change in our ease to breathe.
Should fracking be banned or more highly restricted?
In the past fracking has done significant damage to the environment and, not to mention working on fracking rigs is a highly dangerous job. Fracking does however increase jobs and it allows Americans to purchase oil for cheaper because it is produced in the United States. Considering that fracking is dangerous to people’s health and the environment I think fracking should be banned. However there is always more than one perspectives to look at in situations where a massive job producing industry has such negative repercussions.
The word fracking is used to describe the act of companies pumping potentially dangerous chemicals into the ground to break apart of the rock underneath that will release gas or oil that we can use; there are both pros and cons to this process.
The question I'd like to pose is, why are people drawn to different genres of music? I'm interested in this because my taste in music is very different than my friends taste in music and I'd like to know why.
Since my guiding question is, What are the dangers of drinking bottled water, I decided to find a book about my topic. There were so many books regarding my question. However, the book that I found more interesting and helpful is, Environmental Science by G. Miller. From the book I learned that people drink bottled water because they believe that tap water will get them sick since it is contaminated with bacteria. In 2007, “Americans had spent more than 15 billion to buy billions of plastic bottles filled with water, some shipped as far away as Fiji”.
Most of the school year I have been researching on the diseases that appear in the eye and how the eye works. Now that I have answered that question I decided to research on a new topic. This month my inquiry question is, “What are the dangers of drinking bottled water”? There are many students in school that carry water bottles and this includes myself. I know that we have tap water to drink, but sometimes I forget to bring my bottle water and for this reason I buy water at the store. Although many people say drinking water from plastic is very bad for you people still buy it.
On March 11, 2014 an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 hit off the coast of Japan. The earthquake was felt throughout Japan. However the true disaster was the massive tsunami, with 30 foot high waves, that hit the island country later that day. The effects of this earthquake and tsunami are seen today and will be seen far into the future.
My paper is an exploration into what type of effect does hunting have on the ecosystem and the economy. Through my exploration, I found that hunting statistically had a positive effect on the environment and economy, while the major argument against hunting is based around it being morally wrong. The positive effects outnumber the negative ones by many, and all of the facts I found about hunting creating a safe environment and a strong economy are included.
Gales opposing viewpoints database gave me good information about my position on my topic, and also the opposing view on my position. I gathered statistics and stories, but also a well thought PETA argumentative article. It gave me knowledge about my subject, and also knowledge of what people think of my subject. I found articles about how hunting is what brings a family together, and I also found articles that show why it is bad for the animal including suffering, and natural order.
In searching google blogs and twitter I found peoples stories, opinions, and facts. The main thing I was able to gather was a story of a man who witnessed a group of coyotes attack a large whitetail deer that he had hoped to shoot. Along with a compelling story I found the most recent updates on my topic that all added important points to my research paper.
Ebsco proved to be a useful tool by connecting me to sites that I never would have found by searching just google. It did so by allowing me to narrow my search results down, and connected me to some of the most important points of my paper. It helped me find the person I tried to interview, and allowed me to read his story and standpoint on hunting from the position of an ecology professor.
Through research conducted on Twitter, I was led to an article published in the Salt Lake Tribune discussing representative Jerry Anderson, who is working effortlessly to loosen the greenhouse gas list, arguing on the basis that CO2 and nitrogen are natural gases in our atmosphere and they did well for the dinosaurs, and will do well for us.
In my site search I found many different articles that stated more about the economic benefits of hunting. Not only does hunting help the environment, but it is a major source of income for local and national governments. Between licenses, tags, guns, and ammunition each individual state can pull in millions of dollars from hunters every year. It also talks about the groups that raise money for government programs that are based around bettering the environment for animals and people.
In my initial research I found a few articles that pertained to my subject of how hunting effects the environment. The first article I ground was about an ecology professor from Amherst who likes to hunt on his free time. He talks about the fact that he likes to hunt, and that hunting has a positive effect on the environment. The second article I found was about overpopulation of animals in the wild and that hunting helps with population control.
I decided to choose this topic because I've always had a fascination with psychology. Why are the way things are? Being a third of a triplet triumvirate, I can recognize similarities and differences between my siblings in the way we act, behave, interact with others, etc. Personality is gained on two levels: through genetics our surrounding environment. Genes are passed from are parents that affect how and who we are, while our environment (culture, geographic setting, religions, etc) also influences us.
What do you think adds to ones personality?