Introduction The movie “Before the Flood (2016) “ lead by Leonardo DiCaprio has been a big impact on me and hopefully the entire world.” Leonardo DiCaprio is an influential celebrity who has devoted much of his private life to help combat an increasing threat to humanity – climate change. In order to successfully advocate for a certain issue a celebrity needs credibility and public approval. DiCaprio’s stardom gives him a unique ability to be influential, different from a “regular” politician or advocate.”(Batalla Miller, 2017). Even a celebrity is trying his hard to fight for the environment that all of us are suppose to protect. We are also responsible for every single breath we take, for every single second we live on this mother earth …show more content…
Even me myself, before watching the movie by Leonardo DiCaprio “ Before the Flood (2016)” doesn’t even acknowledge this as a problem. It is a mistake to think that way. Bleaching of coral reef affected the ecosystem of the aquatic being that live in the water. What is coral reef? “Coral reefs live within a fairly narrow envelope of environmental conditions constrained by water temperatures, light, salinity, nutrients, bathymetry and the aragonite saturation state of seawater (Buddemeier and Kinzie 1976; Kleypas et al. 1999; Hoegh-Guldberg 2005). Their natural environment, at the interface of land, sea and the atmosphere, can vary quickly and potentially be stressful.” (Eakin, Lough, Heron, & Stednick, 2009). According to (McField, 2017) Coral beaching is the most visible, wide-spread and iconic manifestation of climate change on reefs, but it is far from the only one. Bleaching is a generalized term for the loss of symbiotic dinoflagellates, or their pigments, in stony corals and is typically associated with sustained, unusually warm water temperatures (Hoegh-Guldberg, 1999), particularly when it occurs over a large geographic scale. Bleaching events can change colorful vibrant coral reefs into pale rocky graveyards, ominous shadows of possible future
These banks contain coral rubble, seagrass and macroalgae with other invertebrate taxa, which play a key part in the ecosystem. The bank systems contain essential fish habitats, which provide sheltering and foraging grounds. Past studies have indicated these fish assemblages showed a high diversity and biomass of coral reefs. Most of the biomass in the Florida Keys ecosystem is made up of species that stay in channels for most of the day. These signs show that the bank systems are important for the FKNMS for providing a structural support and high productivity for the biodiversity.
The Great White Shark The Great White Sharks, known mostly because of their white underbellies, are one of the most powerful aquatic animals in the world. They can swim at about 25 Miles Per Hour (40 Kilometers per hour) because of their strong muscles and forceful tails. In addition to that, male Great Whites can grow around 11.5 to 13.1 feet long, while females can grow from 14.8 to 16.4 feet long. This paper will demonstrate how Great White Sharks are an important part of their ecosystem, how their diets work and will adequately describe their habitats. As predators in their ecosystem, Great White sharks help maintain the coral reefs and seagrass habitats.
Research has shown that sunscreen is having a negeative impact on the health of coral reefs. Trash is dumped and left on beaches daily. Oil spills and boat use disrupt fish and marine life. Erosion has become a big consern for the stability of beaches.
Arguably her core message is one of social and environmental justice: “the solution to global warming is not to fix the world, but to fix ourselves” (p.279). The book starts with an analysis of the problems we are facing: fossil fuel extractivism, inequality, unethical trade, and money. However, these problems are proposed with solutions such as; ideas of hope, of what individuals can do differently, and suggestions of radical social solutions and public
In “Waste Not, Want Not” Bill Mckibben writes about the disaster we humans have created in the environment. Mckibben goes into detail about his examples of the ways we have destroyed the planet. He is an environmental activist, that has created an organization, that organizes hundreds of rallies and has created demonstrations to inform people about climate change, and political change. In this article, Mckibben details how we continue harming the environment, although he makes very good points his way of supporting them is not the correct way to do so.
Leonardo DiCaprio Amazing Act in “Django Unchained” Leonardo DiCaprio, an American actor, film producer, and environmental activist, has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres, since 2000. Well known for his brilliant acting and consistency in Romeo + Juliet, The Aviator, Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, The Man in the Iron Mask and so on, he appears in nomination for the best leading actor in many awarding ceremonies. Because of his active involvement in those causes, he has received praise from environmental groups. Among the accolades received were the Martin Litton Environment Award, in 2001, from Environment Now, and the Environmental Leadership Award in 2003 from Global Green USA.
Somehow, as the speech continued to its later half part, the speaker added a new rhetorical situation that might not be expected by the general audience. This imposed rhetorical situation is climate change. When DiCaprio said, “And lastly I just want to say this: Making The Revenant was about man 's relationship to the natural world. A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history”; he induced the audience to accept climate change as an exigence that occurred at the time and morphed the speech into a deliberative tool. The addition of climate change as another subject in the speech shifted its purpose from an instrument to give positive feeling to a means to induce
In the Documentary Before the Flood, Leonardo Dicaprio travels around the world to meet with scientists, activists, and world leaders who inform us about climate change and how it affects our environment. Rhetorical devices are used throughout the documentary such as pathos, logos, and ethos which all are effective and help make claims that are efficiently supported and understood. The rhetorical device of ethos is widely supported throughout the documentary due to the use of scientists, politicians, government companies, and activists who all have credibility and a title that is highly looked up to. Gregory Mankiw is a professor at Harvard and teaches economics.
1. It is a scientific fact that biodiversity is greatest near coral reefs and estuaries. But because of human influence coral reefs around the world are dying. Human coastal development, pollution, ocean warming, and ocean acidification are all things that threaten them. The World Research Institute estimated that about ¾ of the worlds shallow reefs are threatened by climate change, pollution, and overfishing.
Because this living coral is underwater, its importance to not just the ocean environment, but humans as well, is often hidden. Known as the “rainforest of the sea,” coral reefs are home to 25% of all marine species, Hawaiian reefs alone playing host to over 7,000 known species of plants and animals (Malizia). Not only are the reefs a primary source of tourist recreation and local fishing-- they create the sand on the beaches, determine the size of the waves, and protect the shorelines from storm damage and erosion. In other words, the coral reefs are a crucial resource for Hawaii. In addition, they are a resource in the development of many medical treatments.
Having an ocean without coral reefs is almost like having a world without homes. There would be no place for shelter or to raise a family and humans would be more susceptible death. When in a chemistry lab, if one were to add just a little too much of a chemical, the whole reaction could be changed. For chemical reactions to work properly, there cannot be excess amounts of certain chemicals because the balance would be thrown off. This is exactly the same for the ocean; when the ocean absorbs more CO2 than normal, chemical balance is thrown off.
In this research paper we will explore more about coral reefs and their importance. Coral reefs are communities of living organisms. They are made up of fishes, plants, and many other creatures. They have been around for millions of years: less than the 0.1% of the world’s ocean floor Is covered by coral reefs, however they grow very slowly, from 0.3 cm to 10 cm per year.
Therefore, the impact of overfishing and illegal collecting of coral may destroyed the social and economic well-being of the coastal communities who depend on fish for their way of life. Beside, it is also direct overexploitation of fish, intertebrates, and algae for food and the aquarium trade, removal of a species or group of species impacting multiple trophic levels, bycatch and mortality of nontarget species, and change from coral to algal dominance due to reduction in herbivores (Reef Resilience Organisation,
In the past few decades, a major concern has arisen concerning the drastic deterioration of coral reefs. Many more people are becoming familiar with earth’s systems, as well as learning of the impact they have on coral reefs. The impacts human beings have are not always so positive, and if inappropriate exploitation continues, certain ecosystems, such as the coral reefs, may be permanently lost. In response to concerns, many environmental activist groups have stood up in a fight to preserve the vital ecosystem.