In this essay, I will argue that the environmental and energy crisis of the 1970s, did usher in a period of decline in the United States. The beginning of the 1970’s was an era, where Americans were under-siege with energy and environmental decline. In the early 1970’s the United States oil consumption was at an all-time high, while the domestic oil production was declining. Foreign dependence was steadily rising.
Our increase in technology has also made us more aware of the damage we have caused. Our ecological conscience is still being developed with time, but it is still an unpopular way of
In “Is Humanity a Special Threat?” author Greg Easterbrook states his thoughts about the Prince William Sound site oil spill, saying that in 10 years the William sound site will look as if it had never been affected by the destructive oil spill. In 1992, Easterbrook recalls himself aboard the research vessel Arctic Dream, in the waters of Prince William Sound. What he found amazed him. Author Easterbrook recalls the scene saying, “it was just 3 years later, and already the sound was so close to its former state, it was impossible to determine where the spill had occurred without resorting to navigation charts.”
We consistently destroy our ozone, over fish and destroy ecosystems. I love the connection Ishmael made between bible fables and the leavers point of view. The narrator learned that there are different points of view to a single event. Us, as human must learn this lesson, then we can finally come together and work towards a more sustainable
Thomas Hill has an interesting perspective when it comes to human being’s relationship with the environment. Hill proposes that human beings should start looking at the problem of environmental destruction from a different view point. Instead of asking questions that pertain to the relativity of the environment to human beings, plants, God, and their intrinsic value, it must be asked what type of person, and their character traits, lead them to want to destroy the environment. More specifically, Thomas Hill raises the question of “What sort of person would destroy the natural environment--or even see its value solely in cost/benefit/terms?" (Hill 2008, pg 211).
An oil spill is a release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, it is a form of pollution that tends to be caused by human mistakes or carelessness. When oil is being transported across the ocean though pipelines or by ships there is a lot of room for accidents to happen. Accidents involving tanks, pipelines, drilling rigs and storage facilities are very common, but the attention tends to revolve around the bigger, catastrophic spills rather than the little ones that happen frequently (Kaushik, 2016). There are on average 70 spills happening every day, mostly insignificant, but still worth preventing. (Biello, 2013)
One plausible belief to what could lead to our future collapse is ignoring our very own climate crisis. In the recent years there has been an unsustainable rate of greenhouse emissions that have been raising red flags. The problem is that our society has been having a slow response to the emerging climate crisis and by the time action has been taken, it may be too late and we will have led ourselves into a global collapse (Randers, 2008). In the recent years, climate fluctuation has been becoming more of a concern and the discussion for reducing the harm of greenhouse gasses has been reviewed. One of the main reasons for the cause of climate changes is greenhouse gas emission.
When you see a litterbug throw the rest of their half-eaten lunch on the ground or dispose of a cigarette out their Hummer window, you might be disgusted by the fact that, that someone negatively impacts the environment. Most human beings know that our negative actions towards the environment have a ripple effect like a drop in the ocean. However, not everyone cares or sees the impact that we all individually have on the earth. In the essay, Our Unhealthy Future Under Environmentalism, John Berlau, an American economist, debates that conserving and preserving our environment is unnecessary and environmentalist should chill out with this save the planet bull crap. This essay comes directly from Berlau’s book called, Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism
The energy crisis began after OPEC seized oil production because of the, “anger at the United States for aiding Israel.” (Farber, 22) This caused a mass panic amongst Americans and resulted in long waits to get gas and constant fuel outages. Carter was extremely adamant that Americans reduce their consumption of fuel in order to reduce the extent of the energy crisis, at one point suggesting putting heavy penalizing taxes on non-fuel efficient vehicles. Political journalist Nicholas Lemann recalled, “[The energy crisis was] the automotive equivalent to the Depression’s bank runs.”
The United States, as a leading example for the word, must start taking action to cut its use of fossil fuels. I believe that the effects of global warming are very similar to the effects that tobacco has on a person, you can’t see it but it slowly builds up to destroy you. In other words, if we don’t take action right now to cut carbon dioxide and prevent the increasing greenhouse effect, the ocean levels will slowly rise as glaciers melt and retreat, imperiling the habitat of many endangered species. Since global warming is a proven phenomena, caused by an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the air, it’s important for the government to regulate the carbon dioxide emissions of factories and the car manufacturers by enforcing laws and regulations.
Climate Change This quote said by Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee shows the severity of climate change “We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it.” “On Earth human activities are changing the natural greenhouse of the Earth.” (A blanket around the Earth). Burning fossil fuels is causing carbon dioxide to be released into the air.
Professor Jack Hall, a paleoclimatologist, discovered drastic climate changes which he believed would affect the world population. He, therefore, voiced out about the problem during a press conference with the world’s leaders in New Delhi. Unfortunately, the American vice president, Raymond Becker, did not heed his advice until matters were out of control. "Our economy is every bit as fragile as the environment (Strieber, 2004)," the vice president says, dismissing Jack 's sensational claims. Due to the advancement of technology in the United States, there were several greenhouse gases responsible for global warming, and the citizens of United States contributed to the emission of these gases in many ways.
Prince Ea’s video titled “Dear Future Generations: Sorry” portrays the possible future faced by future generations if people don’t take responsibility for environmental issues that mankind has caused. Humankind must apologize for leaving the Earth an eyesore for the generations to come because they gave themselves reasons to not act. The descendents of the people of today will be forced to live without tree, for the reason that people of today didn’t realize how extraordinary the Earth was. Trees did a great deal such as, provide oxygen, fight against human ailments and contamination, but they were cut down so humans could obtain money. Unlike the Native Americans who took care of the planet for their children’s children, humans now aren’t thinking about
Superheroes of today and mythological characters inspire us to be “our better selves.” because, of the there heroism and courageous acts. For example, they inspire us to save lives and help other people. The texts says from “into the Maze of Doom” ““You can’t change my mind it is my duty to save our people”(pg14) Also, ““.......I will slay the beast so the no other must die……..Let me do this, father. For Athens”(pg15) This piece of text evidence shows that scine Theseus is helping people and saving lives and doing it for his city and the people living in it, that inspires us and makes us want to do the same thing and help people around us and possibly save lives as well. In the essay “What’s With These Guys?” by Kristen Lewis the text states ““They risk their own lives to protect the innocent and