In the early 2000 Al Gore once said, “The planet is in distress and all the attention is on Paris Hilton.” In the same theme, Michael Pollan writes, “Why Bother?”, an article from The New York Times Magazine published in 2008 telling Americans they are too consumed with themselves and maintain a “cheap-energy mind”. And here, in 2016 climate change is seriously happening and the nation is still not addressing the gravity of the issue and why we should indeed bother to make changes. It is time that this nation discerns that climate change is real and it is happening as we speak. Climate change is a threat to each and every one of us and imperative to the survival of life on this planet.
Recent climate change has never been a topic without global controversy. With the enormous impact stirred up, from economic loss to environmental disturbance. The ballooning attention to the issue has also triggered fierce discussion of the effectiveness of individual effort in the remedy of the gradually deteriorating environment. In the light of over-exploit natural resources by developers, there are a lot of people accusing the big businesses as the culprit and the biggest liability bearer.
As climate change becomes a bigger issue, many individuals find themselves terrified at the thought of a destroyed, uninhabitable earth. These fearful emotions often lead to bleak outlooks on the future, causing people lose hope in the human race’s ability to improve. To combat this, head of the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore, gave a lecture at TED2016 on why people need to be optimistic about climate change. In this lecture, Al Gore makes an effective argument for a positive environmental outlook by supporting his talk with facts that appeal to the audience 's emotions, while also demonstrating his credibility. Al Gore begins his talk with a bit of humor to lighten the mood.
I. Introduction to controversy and arguments from both sides. In the world today there are many ways to be environmentally friendly; from bettering the water testing procedures, to using wind energy to power plants. However, other than recycling and picking up your trash there are few things the average person can do. There is – one thing that is on the rise; the use of solar energy.
In the film The Forgotten Plague by Chana Gazit, the story of a disease that usually resulted in death unfolds. Beginning in the early 19th century a disease named consumption swept the American nation, killing “one in seven of all the people who had ever lived”. This was devastating for the country and caused many people to travel towards the south and also to the west in hopes of a cure. After being told that he had consumption, Edward Trudeau (a young physician) traveled from New York City to the Adirondack Mountains in New York in 1873.
Climate change is one of the most controversial public policy issues facing the world currently. While there is nearly no argument challenging the certainty of the ongoing global warming, what is fundamentally being questioned is whether climate change is anthropogenic or simply a natural, recurring phenomenon upon which human events do not cast a major impact. Science of Climate Change An evaluation of the differing views on the obtaining global warming takes off from the fundamentals of the new science of climate change. This field shelters several disciplines including chemistry, meteorology, physics, biology, oceanography, biology, and even sociology (Global Climate Change).
The Earth’s Temperatures are getting warmer, so that means that the water temperatures around the world are increasing to. The articles have found that “The 3% of scientists that do not believe in Climate Change” (California Heat Waves). The three topics that are going to be talked about is Global Warming, Hurricanes, and Sea Level Rise. Over many years Earth is getting warmer, this issue needs to be solved, and fast before time is too late.
Some scientists believe that the warming is caused by human reason. Because they think that the world population is growing rapidly, this is the main cause of climate warming. People no protection measures for the environmental pollution at the same time, the forest has certain harm, ocean climate warming. I think this is part of the reason that cause climate change. But I think that the other reasons that cause climate change.
Throughout the course of history the earth’s climate has dramatically, changed within the last 650,000 years, there has been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat. “In the past two decades, the scientific community has reached an overwhelming consensus those human activities are causing changes to the global climate.” (David B. Resnik). There has been a massive increase production of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases in the last century that has caused the climate change around the world. “If humanity does not start significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions, average global temperatures will likely increase by several degrees Celsius in the next fifty years, which would lead disastrous environmental consequences, such as flooding of coastal areas, increased numbers of powerful hurricanes, desertification, decreased agricultural productivity, and loss of biodiversity.”