The essay “The Damnation of Canyon,” by Edward Abbey, channels the emotional impact that the damming of a canyon river can have on a person. By telling this story the author utilizes many different rhetorical strategies that include personification, visual imagery, and first-person narration, all to help convey his point on why the commercialization and industrialism of nature should be avoided and stopped. He not only points out the wrong in the situation, but Abbey also gives a solution to the problem to better the canyon for all people. He tells of how many of the environmental pollution, habitat loss, and commercialization could be fixed if people stopped trying to make the canyon better for some people, the rich, and just let it be enjoyed by those who want to see its natural beauty. The fastest solution to this problem is to get rid of the damn and let the river run its course.
Passing traditions on is a practice that is important to many cultures and it effectively connects generations of people through experiences and stories. A quote from the book that demonstrates the theme, shows a character 's viewpoint of passing traditions on. “‘These are the beliefs of our Ojibway people. We sustain the beliefs, and the beliefs sustain us.
The Flint water crisis includes supplying insufficient water treatment to the people. The water was contaminated and included high level of leads which put people’s live in danger. The city switched into Flint River to overcome financial shortage to the city. Based on CNN, Flint River had poor quality and it degraded because of presence of fecal coliform bacteria presence, low dissolved oxygen, and toxic substances (CNN). These issues with lake should have been prevented the authorities to switch the water source of the city.
This chapter also discusses funding for the Global South against the changing climate, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and other NGOs. Chapter seven discusses the complications with trying to put clean energy systems; dams, solar energy, etc. into the jungle because of the industrious changes that would be needed for the land. At the same time, trying to go against these new clean energy sources can be dangerous because it can get you killed by not the environment but the people who own the business. When it comes to clean energy, the politics are more dangerous than the environment changing. Kozloff states in the epilogue “as climate change intensifies it is spurring tremendous social conflict,” (174).
They had a massively positive impact on Native American society as a whole because they were able to portray the modern life as a Native American while still respecting the traditional values and ways of their tribe. The Kiowa Six also exposed the “westernized” world to the beauty and complexity of Native American
Scenario One Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a new concept that has been integrated into the operations models of many organizations. It is an ethical mandate that requires a corporation to establish initiatives that reflect on specific social and environmental wellbeing. All efforts are supposed to go beyond any provided regulation. Wholesome Hamburger Company’s ethical challenge is related to its failure to observe tenets of corporate social responsibility, especially that of sustaining the environment. The drought situation is a significant issue that has potential to affect the operations of the establishment.
Comparative Analysis Naomi Klein’s and Collin’s may not have the same ideological terms and definitions to approach global warming; thus, they both share the idea to demonstrate the global warming change as a facing danger that we must eradicate. Collins with “Toxic Loopholes” emphasizes more on investigation and international negotiations in environmental law. Naomi focuses on recruiting people for “blockadia” activism sharing her activism through her journalist job. Naomi believes that we are “guests” on this planet capable of changing the royal society and the nations with renewable energy. Her work stands out because she demonstrates real-life stories together with an analysis in powerful, abrupt and memorable ways.
During the Cold War era from 1945-1980, the environment took priority in American society. Awareness about the need to preserve the planet culminated in a nationwide Earth Day which proved the growing worry about the lack of sustainability found on Earth. Other environmental factors required immediate action to be taken before the detrimental effects of humans and their role in society would be too much for this world to handle. Although there are a variety of factors that raised awareness about the dangerous environment on earth, it was ultimately the implementation of the first Earth Day, tempting climate in the Sun Belt, and the environmental movement by Rachel Carson that brought the awareness to harsh environmental factors in the late
The themes and relationships that Coelho is telling us to watch for throughout the story are selfishness and narcissism. In exemplifying the grief of the lake due to its own self-centeredness, he is giving a forewarning to the readers about how regardless of
The impact of high levels of lead in public water sources is an ongoing crisis by the works of the environmental organizations who oversee specific laws and regulations for public water supply. I have put myself in the shoes of those families affected by the Flint crisis, and only feel heartbreak. The severe consequence of lead poising is something no human being should have to experience. Analyzing environmental racism in Flint opened my eyes to the cruel world we live in, where the health of the general population no longer matters when you are not an upper/middle class white citizen. I truly hope that by bringing this form of racism into light, people may see what occurs in predominantly black neighborhoods, like Flint.
Prior to industrialization, the forests used to serve as buffer zones from the farms to naturally sift out much of the excess nutrients. With the growth of population, farms, and factories, thousands of acres of forest has been leveled, eliminating the natural barrier. Along with the with forest loss, the use of pesticides and chemicals has degraded the water so much that the Bay is currently on the Environmental Protection Agency 's "dirty waters" index.
A large part of the driving force behind my interest in both Catawba’s environmental degrees and the Environmental Stewards Program is frustration. All too often it seems like people don’t stop to consider the impact their actions can make on the surrounding environment. Well water in neighborhoods similar to my own is poisoned by new developments that spray chemicals in order to obtain the “perfect lawn,” power companies bulldoze entire areas of forests along creeks and rivers with no regard for the destruction of those waterways and the species that depend on them, and those same new developments I’ve mentioned inevitably doom themselves by increasing severe flooding. My goal is to research and raise awareness about issues while helping the
American journalist Cynthia Barnett’s article “Water Works,” explores the environmental problems America faces from drought, pollution, overconsumption, grey infrastructure and how green infrastructure could solve our problems. Cynthia sheds light on how polluted water affects our environment when she states, “When rain flows along streets, parking lots, and rooftops rather than percolating into the ground, it soaks up toxic metals, oil and grease, pesticides and herbicides, feces, and every other scourge that can make its way to a gutter.” Runoff mixed with pollutants is a deadly combination to freshwater fish and mammals causing them to be in pain or come close to extinction. With specific inhabitants of seattle 's local environment becoming
The target audience of this campaign are individuals who are from the Blackfoot reserve, and are between the ages of 30 to 65 of either sex. The goal of this campaign is to educate the adults of the tribe about the negative aspects of the dam. The purpose of targeting individuals 30 to 65 instead of the younger generation is due to the fact that this group is more concerned with the implications the dam will have, whether environmentally and/or financially. In addition, this age group is more intune with previous challenges faced in regards to Native land and corporations like Duplessis wanting to use it. For instance, Eli and Norma are prime examples of the target group as they are members of the Blackfoot tribe and the production of the dam
If this solution is to be effective, it is crucial that we get rid of the elements of the dilemma’s origin. Since the Everglades are such a valuable natural resource it is important that it be protected. Therefore, I believe that restrictions should be placed on the agricultural expansion that has been the main cause of the pollution. My solution would be to expand the area that agricultural industries are not allowed to touch.