For example, Carson displays her extensive knowledge of biology when she says “by their very nature chemical controls are self-defeating, for they have been devised and applied without taking into account the complex biological systems against which they have been blindly hurled” (ll. 22-24). It is assumed then, that Carson has done research to come to this conclusion. She shows us a reason for man’s fault in using chemicals on nature, as we disregard other life’s complicated structures. Carson is also shown using scientific diction when she says
This shows that definitely the people of Ilium replace those little boxes. Many episodes Paul Proteus shows his feeling towards nature. “He knew with all his heart that the human situation was a frightful botch, but it was such a logical intelligently arrived-at botch that he could not see how history could possibly have led anywhere else”
Wells referred the consequences of our actions as “bashing the ozone layer” to emphasize how impactful and critical our actions are endangering the Earth. We should look at limpets not only as a cephalopod, but also in the ways we are indirectly affecting them. In conclusion, “Civilization and the Limpet” by Martin Wells reminded us all about how our joints is the backbone to our way of process informations that hold up a civilization. At the same time, we have to also respect and recognize the cephalopods that do not have joints and still successfully living their lives. Wells presented a handful of informations, which I learned more than just limpets from this informative yet organized essay.
Zika is a perfect example of how infectious diseases and agents can quickly spread throughout the world due to the ease of travel, and therefore poses a major public health threat. The public health goal is to now figure out how to stop the spread of Zika by possibly eliminating the reservoir and vector, the mosquito. Prevention of Zika also depends on educating at risk populations/geographical areas on the disease and how to avoid becoming infected.There are also a multitude of neglected tropical diseases in parts of the world that receive little attention and therefore little research to prevent mortality and
Supporters of de-extinction reason that by studying resurrected species first hand, scientists can learn the underlying causes of extinction and the role that humans played in the destruction of both the extinct species and their natural habitats. The idea is that researchers will be able to develop countermeasures that will restore the earth’s ecosystem to its original state.This counter argument is not valid, however, for two important reasons. According to Strayer, “First because we’ve been changing our world so rapidly, a de-extinguished species won’t be restored to its former ecosystem, but to a different, sometimes radically different ecosystem” (Strayer). This statement illustrates that the damage caused by humans may very likely have cumulative effects that have occured over many centuries; therefore, it is not reasonable to assume that all of these cumulative effects can be repaired by bringing back one species at a time. It would not be possible to recreate the exact circumstances of the earth’s ecosystems at a specific point in time because of differences in the role of species in the environment, the condition of the environment itself, and the present and future impacts of humans.
In 1962, Rachel Carson, author of the book, “Silent Spring” paints the image of a disgusting world filled with contamination that is not too far away for the citizens of America in 1962. A world filled with waste and chemicals due to the lack of knowledge that humankind has about the environment would hurt the air, Earth, rivers, and seas, causing both the environment and the human race to be in danger. Carson idealizes change in the environment through use of an abundance of rhetorical devices. Carson utilizes devices such as, imagery, logos, pathos through childhood, compare contrast organization, and shifts in persona. By using rhetorical devices, Carson reveals the truth about the contamination and waste in the environment.
The first white settlers that came to Florida thought it was a good idea to drain the Everglades, but they were wrong. Since those early settlers drained the Everglades we have altered the water system. On page 113 paragraph 3 it says “ The streams were dredged, and the Everglades were nearly drained entirely.” Thanks to those settlers we many never get the Everglades back to the way it used to
They exhibited that even though how high is the price for the drug, as long as it is for the betterment of the lives of their patients, it is okay. I felt the compassion in them and the hope to change their mentality about that the ward of their patients is like a garden, they just need feed them like watering
However, the teachings of Lao-Tzu explicitly states not only that the quest for knowledge is harmful, but that the sage “Leads people away from knowing and wanting,” and “Practices non-action and the natural order is not disrupted.”(Lao-Tzu 1993: 3). As a ruler, Gilgamesh did the opposite he is described as being “A violent flood wave, smashing a stone wall,” and as “tall, magnificent, and the terrible,” (Anonymous 1999: I.34, 37). Gilgamesh only changes his perspective on life as he wanders nature after the death of Enkidu. In my opinion, Gilgamesh’s transformation could be more impactful because he is able to apply the Taoist principles he learned from nature to the way he rules; however, we are left unknowing if he actually applies the
As I was writing this response more and more things were bursting into my head of things that I could write about, that made me feel something. This is one of the things I liked so much about this book. It made me think and theorise. ‘What would happen if…’ ‘Could this really be possible…’ ‘Could our society really resemble one like described in the book?’ Ray Bradbury did an excellent job of conveying his message, so much so that I think it should be mandatory to read this book. Not only because it is so good, but also because it would educate people on issues that are present in our society today, and hopefully prevent our society’s situation, on matters that Fahrenheit 451 covers, from becoming irreparably extreme.
Summary The article “Returning the Gift” that written by Robin Kimmerer has discussed the importance of having our appreciations for nature. The Earth is providing many valuable gifts for us, including fresh air, water, lands and many more natural resources to keep us alive. The author has pointed out that human beings are being greedy, and taking everything for granted. From the author’s perspective, human beings should feel grateful of what we have. It is necessary return the gift to nature by protecting the environment, and avoiding over consumption of the nature resources.
$88 milion sounds like a lot of money, imagine throwing it all away. Instead of using money for say, the funding of schools, Nasa, and/or hospitals our government has decided to spend it all on a worthless endeavor. The project can not be allowed to continue for it will result in failure and with horrible consequences. Studies have shown that the salmon population will not increase over time. In Mcewen’s article river restoration project offers a sprinkling of hope” he states that “san joaquin... has temperatures more suited for bass and bluegill.
Glen Canyon Dam was built to provide much needed power to Phoenix. President Eisenhower greenlit the project and the Bureau of Reclamation was the force behind its construction. Although the Sierra Club fought against building the dam, their efforts were not successful. Its creation decimated the natural ecosystems, fish that had evolved to survive in its silty water died as clear colder water came out of the dam. Archeologically the dam also represented a loss, as thousand-year-old petroglyph panes and caved dwelling of the Anasazi became submerged.
Knowing that I changed that life, that because of me hopefully their health will better instead of worsen. Through this program I hope to learn from the community, to learn their experiences, which will allow me to be even more conscious of the disparities they are forced to face, hence causing me to ponder “how can this issue be fixed?”, “what policy can be implemented”?. Being able to connect with the community and with my peers will be a valuable and unforgettable experience. Not only will I be able to learn from the community, but from my fellow peers, medical students, high school students, and other undergraduates as well. Getting to me mentored by people who have done what I want to do will be enriching, it’ll be an experience that ill cherish forever.
Reservoir funding is an effective solution because if we spend billions on reservoirs we then have tons of alternate resources if one resources gets contaminated or deficient. Additionally, desalination; the removal of salt from salt water, is surefire way to stop a water crisis because the ocean has tons upon tons of water that we can use once its toxic salt is removed. Lastly another solution to water crises are water meters. “Using meters to monitor just how much water people are sending down drains, flushing in toilets and pouring over gardens promises to cut consumption, according to some experts” (Barford, Everett). On the other hand, the predominantly accepted solution for food crises are the use of more GMOs which stands for genetically modified organism.