I believe that human overpopulation is detrimental to the planet and equality among the human race. As more humans are born at such an alarmingly quick rate, the resources on earth cannot increase at the same rate. The more humans that occupy Earth, the more resources will need to be stretched in order to ensure survival of the world’s population. However, in Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor, author Garrett Hardin makes a very interesting metaphor between a lifeboat and the rich countries of the world. In his lifeboat analogy, there are 50 people aboard the lifeboat with a total capacity of 60.
There have been around 150 killer whales taken to live in marine parks since the 1960’s. Today, 127 of them are dead. We need to resolve this issue: should killer whales be left to roam free in their natural habitat,or should they be held captive in marine parks? First, let’s take this into consideration. When we put orcas into captivity, we are taking a lot more away from them than we think.
Captivity: the condition of being imprisoned or confined. Orca whales in captivity make up 70% of Sea Worlds revenue. While children and families across the country pay to see Shamu, they are actually funding one of the cruelest money corrupt corporations in the world. Between the mistreatment of the whales themselves, and the multiple injuries and deaths of the trainers; keeping Orca Whales in captivity are not worth the risk. The positive aspects of capturing and mistreating whales do not outweigh the dangers.
He wrapped her arm to hold as much of her blood in as possible. Hamilton was rushed 30 miles to a hospital in Lihue and immediately underwent surgery (Shark Takes). Only two more inches and the shark bite would have been fatal. She lost 60 percent of her blood and went through several surgeries. When Bethany lost her arm she also lost much more.
People from the first-class are fragile, worth more and are pampered from head to toe. So as the staff of the ship learns of the dangers of the sea and the ship is too late for salvation, they immediately focus on saving the rich while the less wealthy ones are left to worry about themselves on their own. Furthermore, the socioeconomic factors is even more apparent in the 2012 documentary film called "A Place at the Table" explaining the dark stories enveloping certain coasts of America that many people may not be aware since the popular celebrities seem to occupy the world 's curiosity more than the concern of the country 's social inequality. Misfortunes of the poor are finally brought to light as the film showcases the struggle they face just from having to get through one day of their
Dress codes lock schools up like jail, and they don’t give students any freedom. Because of school dress codes, kids are revolting at this decision. People enforced dress codes so students couldn’t distract one another, as a result dress codes have impeded learning in many schools.Many people favor dress codes, yet they cost extra money, limit the student’s freedom, and they can be uncomfortable, which is why dress codes are unnecessary. In the first place, people with lower incomes may have trouble buying school uniforms. In the manual on school uniforms, it says, “ The cost of purchasing a school uniform may be a burden on some families.” It is unfair for people with low incomes to pay for extra clothes.
The rich nations of the world, according to Hardin, should be compared to lifeboats full of relatively rich people and that the oceans surrounding these lifeboats are filled with poor swimming in it. These poor would all like to enter the lifeboats, but how do the people on board proceed? Before answering this question one must consider the state of the lifeboat: its capacity is limited, a nation’s land (and the Earth for that matter) has a limit in relation to the total population it can sustain. Hardin relates this to the energy and food
This has become a huge burden because some states are disregarding the Common Core curricula and are figuring out other ways to educate their students. This shows to prove that Common Core has done everything but positively affect the way that states have transformed their standards. Another problem is the fact that history has basically been removed from Common Core English Standards. Valerie Strauss claims that schools “no longer teach the literary periods associated with the history of each text”. Through this, history has been devalued and now students are failing to recognize the importance of U.S. History.
Marine plastic pollution has impacted at least 267 species worldwide, including 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species and 43% of all marine mammal species. The impacts include fatalities as a result of ingestion, starvation, suffocation, infection, drowning, and entanglement. (Laist, 1997). Plastic bags kill 70% of birds. Bags in the ocean make birds, fish, and sharks confused into thinking it is food, leading to swallowing the plastic, causing the bag to get stuck in their throats.
When these actions are made, the wind may blow them into the trees, bushes, and even water sources including lakes, ponds, rivers and oceans. According to the movie Bag It, there was over 5 tons of plastic brought out of the one specific area in the ocean and over 100,000 marine life die per year. These oceans are so over crowded with plastic wastes, which do not decompose, that these animals have been eating it and dying because it will not properly go through their digestive system. Overall, if people opened up their eyes and realized the amount of damage they have created, then we would be able to fix ourselves and the environment in which we live in. Majority of the solution includes supplying your own bags, bottles and change your plastic tupperware containers to glass.
In Steve Olson’s article, “The End of Race: Hawaii and the Mixing of Peoples,” he mainly talks about how the mixing of race can eventually lead to the pure races being meaningless due to there being a lot of mixed race and eventually rarely having a pure race. Olson talks about “Hapa haoles” in the beginning of his article, which means half European, half non-European. The first Hapa Haoles were born on the island of Maui in the end of 1779. This was the beginning of the mixed race. The European’s, which were considered dirty, “reduced the native population [of Polynesians] to fewer than 50,000,” in Hawaii at the year 1891, because of the diseases they brought(Olson, 301).