Do you want an environment crisis to happen? Do you know what causes it? Do you know what it is and what will happen? Heat trapping gasses such as carbon dioxide, methane, pollutants. There are also fossil fuels, primarily coal, petroleum, and natural gases. There are droughts, floods, acidifying oceans, dissolving coral reefs, and faltering plankton stocks caused by those things (745). All of these things can and will cause a devastating crisis in the world. The past, present, and the future have and will be exposed and affected by all of those things. Some of the insects we need now to take care of this earth and to help the animal and human population survive, may not be here in the future. The animals are getting affected by the environmental …show more content…
Steingraber, a cancer survivor, enjoys writing about the environmental crisis because it does link to cancer. She writes through experiences that she has had through being a survivor, mother, and a ecologist. There are many ways she also backs up her evidence as well. She mainly focuses on the causes and effects that are making the environmental crisis, that has already happened, and that it will only get worse in the next generations. Steingraber explains many times in her essay what is happening because of the environmental crisis. She is mainly raising awareness. She is optimistic because she is hopeful but at the same time she is pessimistic because she even titled her essay “Despair Not”. Steingraber successfully claims and uses ethos, pathos, and logos to express a valuable statement about the environmental crisis. All of the ethos, pathos, and logos Steingraber uses all relate to one …show more content…
An emotional appeal is this crisis is causing some public health issues. One of these public health issues she describes in her essay is, sunburns at the beach is linked to the stability of the ozone layer. Another public health issue is the highly explosive raw materials used for manufacturing a kitchen floor (748).
The statistics in this essay also pull on the heartstrings. Steingraber explains through many statistics how children are getting diseases such as asthma, having behavioral problems, intellectual impairments, and mothers having preterm birth because of many things in the environment such chemical exposures. This could also be a logical appeal as well because of the statistics. Steingraber has five different statistics in her essay about chronic childhood diseases linked to toxic chemical exposure. One of those statistics is one in 110 children has autism…annual costs are $35 billion…exposure to chemical agents in early pregnancy is one of several suspected contributors (746). Toxic chemicals which could easily be prevented are causing so much money just in childhood diseases today. Within all of Steingraber’s statistics she adds in her essay, almost $165.3 billion is spent annually only between premature births, asthma, learning disabilities, autism, and early puberty and breast development.
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Sandra Steingraber is an ecologist and author who writes about the relationship between the environment and human health. Her written work titled “Despair Not” discussed how the murder of an abolitionist connects to the greatly relevant environmental crisis. No, the murder of one man did not ruin the environment, but the author uses this as a metaphor and connection between her personal experiences and current environmental and health issues. This method of persuasive writing has numerous advantages and disadvantages, therefore affecting its credibility. Two Crises, One Cause Steingraber writes that it is the time to face the environmental crisis in the spirit of Elijah Lovejoy.
The word inoculate takes on several meanings, the most well-known being to introduce an antigen into the body to create immunity, but it also can be used to describe introducing something into the mind. On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss, is in a sense, just that, an inoculation. From pulling information from all different directions to educate and introduce the reader to many different attitudes concerning vaccines. Biss often relates her personal experiences with her son throughout the book, which shows how her primary opinion has developed while writing this novel. She also creates a diverse point of view by displaying the vulnerabilities and worries of a mother, as well as presenting the analytical and rational observations of a non-fiction writer.
Our Earth being both a place of sustenance and shelter is the only place that humans can survive as of right now. Although the discovery of survival might be possible in other planets in the future, the planet of our home is decomposing and transforming into a planet that no organism can survive. The natural order of things in an ecosystem is solely dependent on whether we create a disturbance that can penetrate earth’s shields. In “The World’s Hot Spot” by Thomas L. Friedman, an opinion columnist for the New York Times, suggests that we take a look at nature before it gets extreme and save our personal issues for later. In the article, the use of tone, diction, evidence, and vivid imagery were integrated to clearly portray the current situation of what mother nature is causing as consequences of the problems we create and our least concern in finding a solution.
“Toxicity and the Consuming Subject” Summary In Nan Enstad’s essay “Toxicity and the Consuming Subject”, Enstad focuses primarily on the idea of toxicity in today’s consumerist society and how capitalism is the main contributor to the distribution, flexibility, and accessibility of it. The essay begins by telling of reporter David Ewing Duncan that, in an attempt to see how many chemicals are acquired through our water, air, and commodities, tested himself for 320 toxic chemicals and a little over half were found present in his body, many over estimated levels. National Geographic provides evidence of how toxic material is deposited in a consumer’s body through commodities they consume or have been exposed to. In an attempt to illustrate the
Since viewing the video of " The Toxic Baby" I 've learned that there are teratogens all around us that we do not think about. From preservatives in food to chemical compounds found in basic baby care products. Since numberous research is being conducted every day on the following concerns; scientific finds are bringing light to what society needs to be aware of if using or consuming the products and the risks involved. This topic is going to be very beneficial not only to my career as a nurse but also a mother of three. For instance, education to my fellow patients will be crucial to assist with prevention of such toxic consequence with exposure.
Looking as a health professional, promotion of promiscuity by the vaccination is not important because this argument is not true. However, I can understand how this possibility can concern parents. Safety and cost have the same impact in American society for me. So, I organized this paper as a pharmacist, but all the arguments have the same importance for me
It is easy to dismiss the environment when we are not being affected directly, but when it becomes something happening in our backyards, we must take notice. This is the point when it is realized that human messes can only be cleaned up by humans. Unfortunately, they must become a reality for people before action will be taken. The reality of man-made disasters is painfully real to Terry Tempest Williams. In her piece, “The Clan of One-Breasted Women” she describes how her mother, grandmother, and six aunts died of breast cancer caused by atomic testing (118).
“Love Will Save This Place” Summary/ Response “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish,” wrote Dr. Seuss. How this should’ve gone was, “one fish, two fish, no fish,” because that’s exactly where we’re headed if we continue plundering our seas and demolishing our ozone. In “Love Will Save This Place”, author and climate activist Naomi Klein explains the dangers of putting profit before pelicans and revenue before reparations. Klein exemplifies the harsh impacts of the fossil fuel industry by explaining the complex dangers to the food web. We all learned that the eagle eats the snake, the snake eats the mouse, the mouse eats the grasshopper, and the grasshopper eats the grass.
(Williams, 1996) The gases make sure that the temperature is correct for sustaining life. But recently, there have been too many greenhouse gases released into the air due to human activity. The burning of fossil fuels, landfill sites and animal waste all release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, especially carbon dioxide. If there are too many greenhouse gases, more heat gets trapped inside the earth’s atmosphere.
Modern medicine provides people with the ability to protect themselves from the world’s most fatal diseases. Merely a century ago, it was not uncommon for a child to die as a result of diseases such as polio, pertussis, and tuberculosis. Today, it is highly unlikely for a person to contract these diseases, let alone die from them. However, refusal of vaccinations has been increasing throughout the years due to the anti-vaccination movement. This movement declares mandatory vaccines unconstitutional and vaccinations overall as the cause of autism.
Global Warming Proposal Introduction The phenomenon of constant increase in the earth’s temperature is known as global warming. The excessive use of fossil fuels is destroying our environment as well as wildlife. It is a great threat to human life too, as this activity is causing intense pollution and also results in damaging the ozone layer.
After thoroughly reading the three articles, I can reckon that these three authors accomplished their goal of looking for the central causes for human relationship with the environment. However, I agree to a large extent with most of Moncrief’s arguments in “The Cultural Basis of Our Environmental Crisis.” For instance, he starts by attributing the environmental crisis to urbanization as he illustrates how it has become difficult to find potable water in the United States as streams and brooks are now depleted with only a few of them, those that have safe drinking water, remaining in the mountain reaches. He further argues that during the past, people used to satisfy their lives by taking leisurely strolls in quiet and peaceful streets and
Al Gore, an elected official and environmental activist gave a speech in April 2004 at Yale University called, “The Climate Emergency,” which argued that there was an immediate need for a change in the rapid decline of our climate and environment at the hand of human actions. Through facts, statistics and appeals to his audience’s emotions, Gore shows that as a result of extreme climate conditions, our environment has taken a turn for the worse. Al Gore wanted to illustrate leading causes of negative climate change through the use of our rising population, new technology, and our way of thinking in order to prove that it is because of human action that we haven’t found a solution to this climate emergency. Gore’s educated audience at Yale
Many people will continue to die and a lot of privileges that people have today might not be around in the future. Simple things like going to the beach or the pool can become an issue as pollution rises because there will be less water available to swim safely and having running water in houses can eventually become more expensive due to a lack of usable water. Usually something very bad has to happen for a real change to be done. Bad things happen today and some efforts are made but it is not enough. Once this issue begins to affect everyone, even people in developed cities which are supposed to have good water quality, at that time people will begin to think and try to do something more serious.