When I first started this research project I was looking at global warming/climate change in a very broad light. I have seen many films and read many articles pertaining to this topic even before I started this project. There is hard evidence that global warming is happening and there are many documentaries that will show you first hand the melting ice caps. Throughout the past few years people have started to more openly accept that global warming/climate change is actually happening rather than just dismissing it as a myth.
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?
5th hour Expos
Theres a lot going on about climate change and political debates in the united and states and around the world for that matter. Most of the Democrats believe in Climate change while a little over 50% of republicans do not. I would side with the Democrats because I believe that Climate change is real and it’s happening. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-e-mann/wall-street-journal-climate...
In my opinion we, as a nation, need to take steps to further protect out environment and stop global warming. Many people wrongly think that global warming isn't something that is going to effect this generation of people, however we are already seeing effects of it today. Sea levels are rising, seasons are changing, glaciers are melting, and many other very serious implications are presenting themselves. Many people don't realize the grave implications that global warming brings with and how soon the effects are going to become an even more pressing issue.
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.”
A question that I would like to inquire about is : “How can we cut down of global emissions”. This will be an interesting topic for me because I am concerned about our planet and the environment for future humans. It is problematic because I consider it to be the biggest problem in the world currently. I can add a perspective of a Human who will have to live with the effects of climate change that were made by previous generations.
I am interested in looking at how the US will adjust to climate change in the transportation sector. In particular, trains are an industry where there is a lot of research from other countries, but the US lacks of a lot of infrastructure. For this reason, it is a great research topic and area for the US to look into building a new passenger transportation system. They can build on the work of the Europeans and Asians to find more energy efficient methods of transporting people.
I have learned many facts while researching Mt. Kilimanjaro. I think the most important information I have found is on how the economy and climate change effects Mt. Kilimanjaro. I will most likely spend the majority of my essay focusing on those points. I recently read the article, The Development and Climate Change in Tanzania, I learned that tourism accounts directly and indirectly for over 11% of all employment and how the climate change will affect tourism.
On my last youthvoices post I wrote about the pros and cons of fracking and how it affects our environment. Recently, I found an article that talks about how shale drilling in Utah and Colorado are having a harmful affect on the environment. It says that The EPA estimates that in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah methane levels are 2 to 6 times higher than that of normal methane levels. The drilling that is done in these areas is causing the methane to leak out which is a large factor in climate change in the world.
Some of the similarities between Oakland and other parts of the U.S are poor, hungry people and them being unwealthy along with high occurring fast food restaurants. Poor and hungry people would have low paying jobs and long working hours which leaves them no time to cook for themselves and their family. They will have to resort to eating from fast food restaurants such as Burger King, McDonalds, and Taco Bell where they can go and get rid of their hunger. Unfortunately that contributes to an unhealthy body due to the high amount of fat in the food.
According to Al Gore in his Ted Talk, he points out that global warming is increasing due to the use of fuel, oil and electricity. This is a serious matter that America is facing because of the increasing population. The people are more the ones who are most likely to increase damages to our environment, so it's their responsibility to step up and change it for a brighter future.
A necessary plan for action written by Rhone Resch in the USnews.This article speaks about how is climate change one of the few things that threaten our nation.President Obama has an idea for cleaner energy.He is plannig on doing a very expensive project to use solar energy.
Today, I researched the human impact on Mount Everest, both social and physical, on two new outlets: Twitter and Blogs. Needless to say, finding any sort of in-depth, credible information on my topic on Twitter was somewhat difficult for multiple reasons. The first being Twitter's 140 character limit, putting a cap on the amount of information one would be able to tweet, making it more difficult for me because my topic is very specific and long winded.
For my research paper on the human impact on Mount Everest, both environmental and social, I will be attempting to contact a few experts in the field to get helpful information. The first person I will be reaching out to is the esteemed climber, Conrad Anker. He is a well known figure in the climbing world, having summitted many of the world's highest peaks, making a documentary about climbing Everest and alsois a leading in raising awareness about the dangers of global warming.
There are many different predictions about how the world will change over the next fifty years and at what rate that change will take place. Roxanne Lindsay reported in an article that the world will likely continue to rise in temperature over the next few decades and that we should expect to loose all coral reefs in the 2030’s and glaciers will disappear around the 2060’s. Our future looks quite gloomy from Lindsay’s perspective.
This week on National Geographic, there was an article about penguins in Antarctica. It was shocking to find out that many different colonies are dying off because of the climate changes. A staggering 75% will die off if the climate changes continue at this pace.