In the same way nature and humankinds are closely related and cannot be separated; or cannot deny the presence of one another. At the Anthropocene epoch, humankind seems to have control over the nature in some extent, despite that nature wait its time and respond how it’s been treated. At this epoch “human-kind has caused mass extinctions of the planet and animal species, polluted the oceans and altered the atmosphere” (Stromberg, np). Moreover in “The Mutant at Horn Creek” the author shows how humankind altered the natural world and its effect in the
Word choice not only helps to visualize the situation better, but also to touch the minds and hearts of his audience. Carter uses phrases such as “most unforgettable and humbling experience,” “flooded with life,” and “once-in-a-lifetime wild life spectacle” to describe the true beauty of nature for which the reader can relate to. His sorrow and melancholy mood towards the possible destruction of the stunning ecosystem is obvious: “I was saddened to think of the tragedy that might occur if this great wilderness was consumed by a web of roads and pipelines, drilling rigs and industrial facilities.” Additionally, Carter appeals to the nation by choosing words such as, ‘tremendous opposition by the American people,” “symbol of our national heritage,” and “it will be a grand triumph for America” to give the reader a feeling of importance towards this problem. He shows that every contribution is part of the whole nation’s power by which a difference in history can be
Journal Assignment: THE THINGS THEY CARRIED by Tim O’Brien “On the Rainy River” Agree or disagree – A person can enter a war as an act of cowardice. Prove your answer. The statement is completely agreeable with because Tim O’Brien is proof of someone entering the war out of cowardice. Many people argue that entering a war, willingly or unwillingly, is in itself an act of honor and bravery, and although this may be true in some circumstances others, such as O’Brien’s beg the question.
Sitting Bull was considered a great leader and helped shape the way we treat Indians today. Throughout the 1800s the U.S. Government fought against many Indian tribes because of the rich land that promised gold. Sitting Bull and many others “set aside their differences in the face of intolerable abuse by the U.S. Government” (www.californiaindianeducation.org). Sitting Bull fought in wars and united with other tribes to protect his land.
Hinduism has had a grave effect on the Ganges River, and not a positive one. Ironically, their festival rituals that worship the Ganges River’s purity, have left the it anything but (The Ganges River). Thankfully, and fortunately for India, things are changing in an attempt to bring back the purity that makes the Ganges River so holy and sacred. The Ganges River is the lifeline for a half a billion people, and eighty percent of those have helped pollute it (The Ganges River;
My pathos statement many farmers and people will be affected by the loss of water for the project. Pathos is an appeal to emotion,and is a way of convincing an audience of an argument by creating an emotional response. ”Friant Water Users Authority decided that settling out of court and giving up some water for salmon was smarter than taking their chances with a federal judge”(2).They want to help the salmon thrive in nature when the opposing side wants to hurt the salmon in order to finish the project. The restoration project is breaking farmers hearts because they want the government to give them the money to make more crops instead of the government using the money for the project.
For pathos appeals Carson uses emotions such as fear, alarming, and concerns. This appeal is strong for this argument because of the use of pesticides and chemicals. An example for alarming, Carson poetically asserted that “to still the song of birds and the leaping of fish in the streams, to coat the leaves with a deadly film, and to linger on in soil” (Carson 645). The audience can create a polluted and an unclean stream of land that is deeply contaminated. Carson uses this song as a concept to show the purpose and create such fearful emotions.
Douglass liked to use metaphor to emphasize his speech, not only did he use it for emphasis, he also used it for an emotional appeal. He states in this quote “They may also rise in wrath and fury, and bear away, on their angry waves, the accumulated wealth of years of toil and hardship. They however, gradually flow back to the same old channel, and flow on as serenely as ever. But, while the river may not be turned aside, it may dry up, and leave nothing behind but the withered branch, and the unsightly rock, to howl in the abyss sweeping wind, the sad tale of departed glory. As rivers so with nations.”
In 1906, an earthquake and fire destroyed the city of San Francisco facing them with a long-lasting water and power shortage. This devastation led to public urgency and search for an adequate supply of water. Gifford Pinchot, who became a very influential and famous environmentalist, proposed a solution to the water shortage in San Francisco. Pinchot believed strongly in three principles regarding the use of natural resources: development, prevention of waste, and the common good. He also believed that national prosperity was threatened by scarcity and exhaustion of natural resources, while the major threat was waste.
Once this decision was made, these poets begin to develop deeper understanding of impermanence as a natural phenomenon in life. In particular, Chomei’s understanding of impermanence guide him to view “life in this world is difficult” (Cook 629). Chomei’s view of the nature of life is connected to his observations of the impermanence of human beings and wealth. In his literature, he recall his past in capital as a period of turmoil with large amount of corpses lying on the street as results of natural disasters (Cook 628-629). This past experience allowed Chomei to view humans being as fragile because they all have to go through a life cycle: birth and death.
Mexico wants to get the minerals and lumber out canyon area. They 're building roads, erecting power lines and laying pipes for water distribution. Destroying pristine mountains, rugged landscape and upsetting the eco systems is collateral damage. The indigenous people lose their way of life. The animals lose their habitat.
water is necessary to survive for plants, animals and humans. and we are destroying our community primary sources of water by using too much of it. it 's predicted that water withdrawal will drains rivers and destroy habitat for many species of fish and wildlife. Cities like Las Vegas water is pumping from the colorado river,
In the second article "Fracking Threatens Everyone" it is stated "Fracking remains a dangerous practice that poses a threat even if it is done correctly and is carefully monitored" so it seems that the author wants people to stop Fracking because it generates dangers. It is stated "sources of drinking water can be ruined and all different types of pollution can happen in a second" which poses a great threat to many places. For example, the pollution can enter streams and rivers and kill whatever is in it, and harm even more wildlife. It says "This makes fracking a gamble for communities and individuals who may be tempted by the large amounts of money being offered to those who allow their land to be used for fracking" and the author
Subsidence displays the interconnectedness of various problems in California. The intense drought has forced water restrictions onto farmers who are accustomed to excess water and therefore exploit underground aquifers because California is the only state to not regulate groundwater pumping. This causes subsidence, which lowers the land and wrecks havoc on our infrastructure and the environment. Aquifers suffer permanent capacity reductions, which jeopardizes California 's water supply in the future and will cause more groundwater to be pumped, perpetuating the problem. Subsidence shows the importance for California to properly manage its water supply or else risk great economical and environmental
With such a fighting spirit, even the damage of industrialization was no match for it. After using calming and soothing words to describe the beauty of the Arctic Refuge, the author immediately pulls the readers to the harsh reality and blackness of a “web of roads and pipelines, drilling rigs and industrial facilities’. He describes the effects that it will have on the ecosystem and on America’s only Arctic Refuge.