One of my favorite parts was the hominid species discovered the first monolith, thus triggering their evolution into intelligent beings. The continuance of the monolith discoveries becomes especially
As a kid who has cared about nature his entire life, and an avid modern environmentalist for four years and counting, this issue has been at the center of my psyche for quite some time. I have seen public perspective on this issue change before my eyes. From the original rejection of Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth movie on “global warming” to personally marching alongside 300,000 people in our nation's capital to raise awareness on climate change. However, despite all of these avenues the issue is still spoken about as this distant idea that eventually will be a disaster. Many politicians and news networks speak of the need for slow implementation of policies and programs to right our environmental wrongs. The best way to paraphrase the common narrative of this issue would be to say, climate change is going to happen down the road, it will probably be bad and trying to fix it in the near future would be a good idea. That weak call to action shoves climate change onto the long to-do list of the leaders of our world. Not only does it not create the urgency needed to actually curb the effects of our environmental ignorance, but it does not accurately describe the threat of a changing climate. Treating this like a political issue will not allow for the rigorous changes needed to address such a problem in the timely manner that is required.
Furthermore, to support its arguments and increase the credibility of its claims, the documentary changes details of characters’ studies into some anecdotes, which makes it easier and more interesting for the audience to connect with their causes. The story of how Gore was first motivated to research global warming issues by his professor Roger Ravelle, together with the scientific studies made in Antarctica by his friends when measuring carbon dioxide levels over centuries, are only a few examples of the greatness and power of the documentary.
Pollan states that the situation that first motivated him to write about his distress over the state of the environment came from a televised lecture made by American politician and environmentalist Al Gore, entitled An Inconvenient Truth. The documentary was intended to raise awareness about the dangers of global warming and encourage people to take appropriate action to successfully reverse climate change. Pollan recalls that the “really dark moment [of the lecture] came during the closing
If we don’t act now, all of humanity will suffer the consequences. Plants, weather patterns, humans, animals, the oceans, we all have everything to lose. Why not act now? Bernie Sanders doesn't listen to the fossil fuel lobby and neither should anyone else. Large energy companies have billions of dollars to advertise “Clean Coal” and lobby to imbecilic congressmen who were elected through gerrymandering and would rather eat a hundred dollar steak, or keep their seat in the House or Senate than do what their constituents sent them there to do. The evidence for climate change is riveting: sea level rise, temperature rise, warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets, declining arctic sea ice, glacial retreat, extreme weather events, ocean acidification, and decreased snow cover. Today the level of carbon dioxide in the air is 400 parts per million meaning every million parts of the atmosphere we breath in is .04% carbon dioxide. Although four hundredths percent may not seem like very much, but carbon dioxide is a Green House Gas which means it can store and emit radiation. Green House Gases are also the reason for the Green House Effect which causes the Earth to heat up by the storing of radiation from the Sun’s rays in Green House Gases. Common green house gases are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Since 1880 Earth’s temperature has raised 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit (“Climate Change: How do we know?”). In order for the Earth to not completely ruin our climate, we will all need to emit less than one trillion metric tons of carbon between now and 2050. Basically there is only enough space in our atmosphere to burn or vent less than a quarter of all known oil, natural gas and coal reserves
The primary problem for Americans now a days, is that there are many excuses as to why there is no action being taken for the climate change, even though there are solutions. It is easy for individuals to put rain barrels out, using compost, solar energy. There are also things that businesses or groups can do for the climate change, creating recycled arts, creating natural ponds, and more. There are many solutions to these excuses that Americans have today.
Why start something if you can’t finish it? Because, we cut down greenhouse gasses because we started using more natural gas.It would also allow the technologies that we would need time to develop, and become great, magnificent even, and popular. And since jobs and money have been tight, people are buying less. These are my three reasons to support my claim. I think that the U.S. should not make laws on climate change right away. Climate change is a very serious issue but, we won’t be able to start and stop it with the technology that we have. Also if the U.S will do something about climate change, then so might others. Yet, these gases are dangerous risks to the world's businesses, its environment and the health of all people. We have increased our demand of burning fossil fuels.
One of the strengths that Gore used in the story was that the words he used made it seem like he was actually talking to the readers face to face. This allowed him to show the true meaning of the story in that we should work together to put an end to Global Warming. Gore also seemed very passionate about the story that I feels helps captivate people more in a sense we are just not reading a story but we are learning something and trying to apply that to our life. In a way I feel like this story is very similar to Dr. Martin Luther King’s story in which Gore and Dr. King used their ways of speech to talk about an issue that is important to society and needed to be addressed to gain the public’s attention to help stop the
Then, just seconds later, the protagonist runs into a forest that is heavily diverse in color and appearance. This gives a visual shock to the viewer, because it appears to have surprisingly changed to what seems to be late spring, early summer. The changing of the setting is one of the main things I noticed while watching this film, but not the only one. I also noticed that even though it was a silent film; there was still music/sounds that played a crucial role to the
Hello, you’re watching the [TIME] news here on Channel 5. I’m Nicole Yol. Today’s top story: troubling truth. Media networks are being questioned about the ways the truth is constructed and presented to the public, after recent episode of satirical ABC TV show Frontline by Rob Sitch et al was aired yesterday at 8pm. Viewers watching episode ‘The Siege’ were left believing that current affair programs are unscrupulous and are more interested in drama for ratings. But just how did the recent episode affect the perspectives of the general public on the media?
NOTE: This assignment requires viewing a DVD - "An Inconvenient Truth." You have four options. 1. Go to the CSUDH Library Instructional Media Center (LIB C121) and ask to view “An Inconvenient Truth”, which is posted on their web server. Note that the IMC is closed on weekends and certain Fridays. 2. Most public libraries will have the video for checkout. 3. You can also rent the DVD (check Wherehouse, Blockbuster, etc.). 4. Go the following website (foreign subtitles are a bit distracting) - http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/an-inconvenient-truth/
Al Gore wrote a clear idea about the global climate change, which persuades (pressures/ initiates) every reader of the book what he felt in his thirty years study. Personal I also felt something about climate changes in the world.
The movie was not all bad. One interesting technique was to cast the concept of climate change as inducing colder temperatures. I think that one of the leading reasons that global warming is not being confronted more forcefully is that – seriously - people generally like warm weather. And, in an extra twist of irony, the nations that are contributing the most greenhouse gases to the earth’s atmosphere are generally in cooler climates, where
Did you know that the United States is the second largest contributor of CO2, and the less concerned about it? Climate change has been a problem for decades, but just recently we start to see how big of a problem climate change is, and can be. Climate change is one of the biggest problems that we are facing right now, even if keep trying to act like is nothing. Everybody, the people, the government, and big companies are a big contributor of this phenomenon. The more we keep denying its effects, the more we are going to regret it later, and going to wish that we could go back and try to fix the issue. You going to know one day, and its going to be late. Climate change should be the U.S government main focus this decade and the ones to come. Climate change can affect a country in every way economically, destroyed …., cause a lot of deaths.