Bibliography Cornwall, Warren. 2017. “Can U.S. states and cities overcome Paris exit?”. American Association for the Advancement of Science http://libgateway.susqu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=asn&AN=123545426&site=ehost-live (September 18, 2017) The article by Warren Cornwall talks about the withdraw of the United States from the Paris Climate Accords. For one he talks about the consequences of the action where local cities, states, and corporations are taking action by implementing plans similar to the Paris Climate Agreement standards. One example, is California bold plan calling for a 40% carbon emissions cut below 1990 levels by 2030. In contrast, others are doing as much like for example Texas and Indiana. The standards outline here were that the …show more content…
The first study talks about people are more likely to favor environmental protection over economic growth over the past 40 years and various other surveys that ask about people’s opinion about the environment over the decades and or recently under the Trump administration. The second study ask a direct question to respondent of whether they support the president decisions where in most parts from his own party and as a whole, the American populace, they don't support his way. Also, this study shows how polarized (the environment) the U.S. has become in recent decades to the point where in current time, both Republicans and Democrats views of the environment are extreme opposites. Finally, the last study ask people what they thought about the withdraw in each state and there is a general consensus that them support it. Yet, along party lines it differs dramatically with Democrats supporting it and Republican wishy washy on the subject. These articles help with building the picture that climate change is agreed upon everyone that it is an urgent and real thing is in of
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Wilder’s essay introduces every possible issue that can arise from Keystone XL pipeline, but my focus is towards climate change. She argues that the construction and refining the dirty oil will increases climates change effect. Why should Americans shoot an arrow that will be a harm to them? We risk reaching higher atmospheric temperature, serious droughts, and floods due to the changing climate. That is not the only way climate change will affect communities, but it will also have an impact on oil spills near communities.
Two main political issues today are the economy and the environment, a recent topic that involves these issues is the decision or lack thereof to go through with the Keystone pipeline XL. The pipeline stretches from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, via Texas and can provide immediate jobs and oil economic stimulation as well as economic stimulation for future generations. The problem is that while this project can mean a brighter future economically, it can also mean a darker future environmentally. Despite the possible environmental risks, the keystone pipeline XL project needs to be approved as it can provide energy security and a major economical stimulation for this generation and the next.
The article created of which is supported by Nasa, tries to make it clear to the general audience that the issue of climate change is real. Nasa being rated to be factual high on the biased scale can be trusted as it favors no political side, making their articles based on scientific evidence. The article opens up stating “Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the "greenhouse effect” A strongpoint of which this article has would be its ability to inform the average viewer about the issue of climate change. Due to this article being supported by Nasa, a pro-science website, this source can be trusted as this article would be backed up by the scientific theory. Comparing to the article created by CNN which backs the creation of “synthetic trees”; Nasa’s article would be meant to inform the reader, however, due to CNN’s political biased towards the liberals, the average viewer may see the article only favor the political view due to the biased.
Elizabeth Rush’s Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore is about the impact that climate change has on U.S. communities and how sea level rise has been affecting America for centuries. In this essay I will be explaining how Rush proves her point about how sea level rising and climate change have been affecting the U.S. for centuries by giving a variety of topics she speaks on that is land loss, native heritage, places being removed due to them being enveloped by water and she also uses Brunet, Edison Dardar and Laura Sewall personal beliefs in Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. The first topic that Rush uses to prove how sea level rising and climate change affects the U.S communities is land loss.
The statistics of his article are intriguing. He appears to understand the political, economic and environmental workings of the world, so why not present a bigger picture of the issue? The advantages that he presents are remarkable and it would be interesting to see the other side of the debate through his eyes.
For the my articles or columns used, the shared topic was climate change and whether any actions will be taken accordingly. After reading and evaluating all the information, I have concluded that the article “Republicans Try a New Tack on Climate Change” (The New York Times) by Justin Gillis, presents a clear and well rounded argument that emphases on climate change, its effects on the environment and humanity as well as solutions to the issue. In the article, the writer presents most of their evidence in a logical and scientific way by having them be addressed by an expert: ‘“.. All those things have been ruled out,” said Drew Shindell, an atmospheric scientist at Duke University.” Unlike in the other articles, there is no expertise or claim
A harsh cold reality on climate change is exposed to an unbelieving world in Mike Pearl’s “Phoenix will be almost unlivable by 2050, thanks to climate change” article. Mike pearl is a journalist for Vice Magazine in 2017, a rocky year after the election of presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, in a less than stable political climate. As well as a less than stable living climate. According to Mike Pearl, temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona, may be unlivable by 2050 due to climate change. His article is more than effective, as it’s extremely terrifying as he stresses the importance of what this will mean with pathos, logos and ethos.
Moreover, on page 46, Gould and Lewis indicate that modern societies such as the U.S conscientiously take risks; and most of the time governments know the hazards and implications. However, American citizens should be making their personal decisions based on the Ecological Modernization Theory, which implies that capitalism is flexible and, that we can continue enjoying the newest technological commodities and at the same time be eco-friendly. In addition the market should our best support, not the government, according to this theory. Moreover, some governments, including our actual president support fracking, consider that through this process, it can be extracted natural gas and
Therefore, Den Haag’s response to climate change cannot solely rely on the nation state. Echoing Barber, since ‘antiquated nation-states, wrapped up in their sovereignty and independence and incapable of meeting the new perils’ , it’s up to local government to ensure the sustainability of its city. Leaving Den Haag to directly confront and address the future sustainability of the growing city.
Countries like Saudi Arabia and Russia that are looking for new ways to make their oil rich economies eco-friendlier could learn a lot from the case study of Houston, TX. While in a harsh anti-regulation environment in deep red Texas, Houston has still managed to slash their carbon emissions by a third in just seven years. They have proven that economic efficiency does not necessarily need to be sacrificed for greater environmental regulations. Structuring their policies around the cost structure of local energy firms and providing financial incentives for programs like LEED and WA Parish Generating Station’s Carbon capture systems have gone a long way in mitigating the threat of carbon emissions within their city limits. The fiscally conservative, anti-regulation coalition in Texas has been mum on Houston’s efforts because the policies have had virtually no downsides.
Rachele Liba Professor Whitehead POSC 100 22 July 2016 Placing a Price on a Green Nation Having lived a nomadic lifestyle across the United States, I have had the opportunity to witness the wonders of our flourishing society and the everyday turmoils that we face. Rigorous innovation has helped Americans fulfill countless dreams, however with every gift there is a usually a price-tag or opportunity cost. Now in the midst of the general presidential election, platforms that represent our beliefs can undergo much needed reform to address the opportunity costs that were surpassed in the process of success. Among the various problems found in our society, a key movement that has raised necessary controversy has to do with environmental policy.
Michael Pollan publishes an inspiring article, "Why Bother?" to The New York Magazine in April 20, 2008. Pollan desires to discusses the problems with society and how climate changed can be impacted. With only a few words in one can tell how passionate Pollan is in illustrating his "why bother?" question.
Climate Change is one of the most unsettling problems mankind faces today. It leaves an impact on every single living thing, on every continent, no matter the privilege. Long term investment must be used to change the world. People must do more than just change out their light bulbs for eco-friendly ones, or drive fuel efficient cars. A choice as simple as changing our diets could reduce a human’s carbon footprint by fifty percent.
Climate change; Why The President's Decision to Withdraw From Paris is Ethically Misguided. Climate change is an issue that has been around since the beginning of time. Whether or not it's an issue that some believe a hoax does not determine the consequences of the actions we take, such as doing our part in reversing the effects of climate change. With rising human population, pollution is becoming ever more toxic to the planet, resulting in the detrimental effects of climate change being noticed more frequently. Due to the recent extreme weather events, like those occurring in Puerto Rico, Texas, California, and Florida, more people have been realizing the harm that human actions have on Earth.