The Imminent Threat of Sea Level Rise in Miami Here in southeast Florida we are one of the most vulnerable sea level rise places on earth. Citizens of these cities have begun to notice the changes of the sea level during a small period of time. Each time, it is more common to see in no rain days flooding, streets of water coming out under the earth, and it is not fresh water. It is salty water proceeding from the ocean. According to the World Resources Institute, (Forbes 3) by the end of this century, the sea level could increase up to 4 feet; at this point, more than 80 percent of south beach would be flooded.
• The landscape of south Florida (Everglades) was shaped by the extreme climate and drastic sea-level change during the Pleistocene Epoch, also known as the Ice Age. Sea levels were as much as 300 feet lower and as much as 100 feet higher than today. Even though glacial ice never stretched down as far as south Florida, the effects of remote glaciation are indisputable. As the giant glaciers in the north progressed and departed, the Florida peninsula emerged and submerged (sea-levels responded by falling and rising). As the Ice Age came to an end, sea-levels rose, FL.
For this cultural report, I will be talking about my experience when I visited a significant and historical architectural site. On July 21st, I visited the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, or “El Morro” in San Juan, Puerto Rico. El Morro is a fort built by the Spanish during the mid 1500s, and was used to defend Puerto Rico from outside forces. The fort was attacked by the English and Dutch in the 1590s, and suffered significant damage from the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American war, where the lighthouse was destroyed but rebuilt again.
Arlington Cemetery is lovely in the springtime cherry blossoms flurry amongst the white tombstones causing a brilliant contrast in colors and emotions. On one hand life in the form of the red blossoms and on the other the white marble of the headstones symbolizing eternal rest. The colonnade of honor guards all in dress blues escorts the horse-drawn caisson carrying Hunters empty flag-draped coffin. Behind it walking slowly in full dress whites is Sam holding her Father's arm. Armstrong is visibly distraught his friend and comrade for so many years now gone. Alongside him is the current sitting President Edward Thornton with the first lady dressed in black. An endless parade of mourners from the many areas of the military from countries that
Problems by flood in the area of Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale The city of Miami Beach is having grades problems by flood since is located near the sea, when there is a very high tide passed on to the streets and drains are not made to address these quantities of water for this reason the city is implementing work to solve this problem, which would cost over 100 million and would solve it approximately in 4 years. (Michot, 2015) This problem is affecting all the inhabitants of the area, a witness narrated by an inhabitant of this city narrated that this week in the back and the entrance of your House water levels that had were very high that affect you your residence. The floods of this annual tide called King affect residents of the area
I predict the opposite however, because it is hard for people to see beyond
Response paper #1 Recently I took a tour of the James E. Lewis Museum of art located in Baltimore, MD. This museum is a part of Morgan State University fine arts building. As I walked into the museum I notice the beautiful entrance that consist of sculptures of very important people in history. In addition I was amazed by the infrastructure of the museum and the setup of the lighting in the museum.
Over this semester we have focused on the overall topic of authenticity and how this is shown within sites that are located around the world. How to define authenticity when it comes to how it is used and seen in archaeology is the qualities of the site and how the site has been changed or modified to attract tourist, that creates revenue and get certain down on the map. Some of the challenges when it comes to defining what is authentic is based off information that is available on the site and finding ways for the site to connect to a culture and community that is present to talk about the site. Sometimes not every site is keen on inviting public involvement which how accurate the site is to what time in history it relates to. Changes that
My visit to the cemetery was very interesting. When I first read the assignment sheet, I didn’t want to visit the cemetery. I thought it was scary to visit a stranger; it turned out to be very fascinating. When I got to Kewanee Cemetery I got the goosebumps all over my body; six crows following me around, watching every step I took. After a while, I was more intrigued about the headstones that I even forgot about the crows. I was curious about their lives and how they might of live in a time of war, but even though, none of them inspired me to write about anything, into I got across Edward Tunnicliff headstone.
Memorials can be considered to be modern fossils that can be viewed at any time, rather than just by an archeologist in a lab. How these memorials come into being is also very essential to maybe how we view them and think about them on a daily basis. Some questions that linger in the minds of people across the country are who/what do we choose to memorialize, what choices would we make today, and where is the memorial’s location and how it used. All these questions and the answers to them help to tell the history of memorials that have been set up all around the country.
Firstly, we must investigate what is the role UNESCO, the organisation is meant to aid the preservation and valorisation of cultural heritage in the world. The most famous of its initiatives is the creation of the World Heritage List, if a site is inscribed on this list it receives funds and suppositedly, postive attention that attracts tourists, media, firms and private donors. The main actors behind this are the stakeholders, the decision makers that decide which place will be listed, the geenral public.
But still it’s just a probability, based on some assumptions; there are still chances that humanity exists beyond that. It reminds the famous quote of Samuel R. Delany, “If everything, everything were known, statistical estimates would be unnecessary. The science of probability gives mathematical expression to our ignorance, not to our wisdom”