If scientist were to diagnose how to correctly predict earthquakes it would lessen the amount of deaths greatly. As the article says, “People still die in stunning numbers when the ground beneath their feet begins to shake. Almost always it’s not the earthquake that kills them but their collapsing houses, offices, stores and schools…” This shows that Achenbach, the author, is saying that by not moving forward in finding a way to predict these quakes , they 're only making the problem worse. Kerry Sieh is convinced he can help break the cycle of calamity using science. Sieh states, “ He has heard the refrain that earthquakes are chaotic and unpredictable.
Yet, the text stops short of calling for an action, because such action will be impotent and unlikely to be favored by the wealthy when they will not face much consequences. As said earlier, the text does make a very good case that the mass extinction is happening. Persuading anyone to care about the environment was a harder feat to accomplish in 1998, but Quammen has successfully done so through employing ethos, logos and pathos. The text utilizes logos through heavy use of lists and statistics. For example, from listing “causal factors that account for most extinctions” (60) to all the “semi-wild” places Quammen has visited for “dilettantish excursions” (67), the text often
Without communication between scientists, Columbian officials and the public, the consequences’ enormity was unavoidable. Had scientists and the government managed to share information regarding the possible eruption and made the population aware of the chance of it happening, the damages would have had a significant prospect of being lesser. All human lives had the possibility to be saved if they had decided against keeping the information to the authorities and scientists . What could have been done a long time prior November 13’s eruption, was to educate the population on volcanic eruptions’ dangers and precursors. The need for education could have been justified by lahars had happened 40 years prior to the eruption and the eruption that happened 140 years ago .
The options in the case included: fund all transplants, fund some transplants, or fund no transplants. Funding all transplants would be ideal for the people in need of transplants, but it would be extremely costly for Arizona’s health care system and government. Funding some transplants would be helpful for the individuals whose transplants are approved, but it would tragic for the rejected individuals. Additionally, the AHCCCS might face legal consequences as a result of some of the denials (as the organization had previously experienced). Not funding any transplants would be devastating for the people in need of transplants, it would be hard for the AHCCCS to stick to this policy without making exceptions, and exceptions would lead to more difficult decisions in the future.
His depiction of a feared ruler disregards the prosperity of his people and does not account for their pursuit of happiness. They must live in fear and refrain from angering their malicious prince. A ruler should not be concerned with his own prosperity, instead, he should seek to benefit his people. I believe Machiavelli’s opinion on how a prince should rule is evil, and I find no justification in his
If you do some simple math the only states that needed to approve it were the ones who didn’t offer resistance to the Articles and wanted a new government. Another silly thing all the founding fathers missed in the Articles is that the continental congress couldn’t enforce any laws. Which in so many words meant that congress could make all the laws they wanted but none of the states had to follow it due to the state government having much more power than the federal government. All the flaws in the Articles in confederation had made many things happen such as Shay’s rebellion and of course the adaptation of our new government which took ten months for the first nine states to ratify the rest of course came one by
But following that logic is a lazy and apathetic excuse used by cowards who refuse to see the bigger picture. Individuals should be more aware of events beyond the “highlighted” historical moments or moments that are gruesome and interesting to talk about. If one does not recognize the bigger picture and the consequences to history the impact will be massive. Society will cease to grow in intellect and become dumbed down. Society will never see oppression or fatalistic accidents coming for them because history can repeat itself if the eyes are blind.
Exxon had already lost a lot of reputation. Also, there was no way to mitigate the risks caused by the environment. Hence, I am of the opinion that this is not the best place for EM to build an image as a responsible environmental citizen. 7. Would you build the pipeline?
One million is a lot of people and the number is increasing all because laws don 't morally connect with those people. Laws are meant to make an order in our chaotic world , but since we have free will it will never work. We must connect to what they believe in or truth or else we are wasting our time and energy on a failing ideology which is utilitarianism. Therefore, laws are ineffective because they punish which doesn 't help society become
As technology grows with society, scientist find alternatives to everyday things such as oil and gas. Hydraulic Fracturing being a top producer of oil and natural gases by drilling into the ground and pumping fluids, to release resources. Fracking is one of the main source of heat and fuel but how safe is it. Can we expect to truly continue to rely on oil and natural gases? I feel that fracking isn 't safe because not only do men die from being on oil drills but fracking leads to environmental hazards and shows society isn 't has far into the future as everyone thinks.
And what was the end result due to job creation in the military system? Having the military as the main source of creating jobs can become very useless as most nations now a days don 't even go to war mainly because of National Peace Corporations, this causing their troops not being utilized. Robert B. Reich, a professor of public policy at the university of California, Berkeley, asserted that "Having a giant undercover military jobs program is an insane way to keep Americans employed." he again argued against the defence program saying that “a jobs program for building weapons that America doesn 't need is wasteful and a poor use of resources. The government should invest and create jobs in areas where the United States actually needs improvement, such as in education or infrastructure”.
Also, this illustrates the reality that NASA is not even utilizing the money they get wisely or efficiently, and that is one of the main causes science is not advancing: NASA not using their money sensibly. Others may insist that science will advance at some point, and that people just need to be tolerant. But is it worth the millions of dollars for something that likely will not happen? A lot of people would oppose. Even though space exploration has a lot of hopeful attributes, it is undeserving of being funded by the American people for the price of space exploration is too much money, and because science is not progressing at all at this point.
He believed that it was not the place of the federal government to tell companies how much they should pay their workers. Along with this, Reagan thought that companies would naturally raise their wages in order to keep their employees from going to other employers with higher wages. Competition between corporations would cause the salary of civilians to go up and the minimum wage would be irrelevant. Theoretically, this may work, but it failed and not create a safety net for citizens. Some workers would have no choice but to work minimum wage and this amount of money is barely possible, if not impossible, to live on.
War had never been a worry to me, occasionally I would hear about it in the news, but it never bothered me. I always figured that everything was taken care of and life over there was fine. After all, as a citizen of the United States you never really hear about what it is actually like in the war. Most Americans and myself do not realize the everyday struggle and fight our soldiers go through. They risk their lives everyday so that I am able to live my life of freedom here in the United States.