In today’s political climate, individuals are more polarized than ever over climate issues. We don’t see much agreement that for whatever the reason, climate change is affecting the Earth. The issues over climate change has hit the media and the environmentalist has done a lot to shined light on the issue as well but, a lot of the citizens still believe that global warming isn’t real. If we are not educated about the issues regarding a sustainable living and about the climate changes going on in current world, then the issue can’t be solved. Educating children when they are young can be a great way to teach living a sustainable life-style. We the people and the politicians need to take a stand and create awareness in schools about living a sustainable life and educate the new generations to care about the negative human impacts on the world.
Climate change has become one of the most important issues on the global political agenda. This is largely due to the fact that the developments that influence climate change also impact the way in which life is conducted at local, regional, national, and global level.
Climate change is a issue that widely talked today. As the National Weather Service reports, the hottest temperature records are extending all over the United States since year 2010 (Schlesinger, William H, 2014). It is obvious that our world is heating. Global warming become more and more seriously. With the increase of temperature, many environment problems occur to have huge impact on our urban life, including: the sea level rise, air pollution and drought. These environment problems also endanger our area in a large part.
Over the course of the semester, our class has learned about cities in the United States that have gone above and beyond to develop green government initiatives that benefit both communities and the environment. Although I initially thought I wouldn’t be able to find another city that even compared to those we have studied, I was wrong. The Portney (2005) reading identified Chicago, Illinois as a prime example of sustainable innovation, and as I worked through this project it became clear why. Chicago has identified the following areas as top priorities for their sustainable initiatives: Energy, transportation, economic development/job creation, water/wastewater, waste/recycling, parks/open space/water, and climate change
As a Barrio Logan native I have seen the lack of affordable and environmentally friendly resources due to language, education, and socioeconomic barriers. These obstacles restrict long-term behavioral changes and are often ignored in government policies. Therefore, my goal as a first-generation college student is to become a policymaker that will bring clean, green and sustainable resources to low-income communities in San Diego.
The mayors “Greener London” reports on the environment for all London councils and is contributed to by multiple agencies such as defra, councils, and transport for London and Thames water. This report is a key factor in how the council decided its sustainability initiatives and a number of external partnerships and agencies influence the council’s operational outlook. As stated the council actively seek ISO accredited partners to assist with delivery of these services where it is more cost effective to do so.
The foundations of the plan are collaboration and community engagement. Sustainable DC recognizes that in order to achieve lasting and sustainable results within 20 years, focusing on the people behind the change is the most important factor. The pillar of the sustainable plan was built from ideas of DC community members, providing full disclosure to the public. Community members were able to easily read, vote and write ideas and inputs for the major goals of the plan and ways to achieve its stated
Participants, around the age of 50, did not find climate change to be an immediate issue for them, or they did not know how it would affect them. Around ⅔ of the participants said that they were educated in climate change in school, but they either did not remember facts about climate change, or would not consider themselves knowledgeable about climate change. Continuing education, for adults out of school, is also incredibly important. We can do this through advertisements in the newspaper, online, or on television. According to Change the Equation, 48% of Maine science teachers did not even attend school for the class they are teaching. We need to educate the teachers just as much as their
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate will need a lot of research about climate, Capitalism and their relationship. Students will be required to find out what the climate change is and what causes it. They will need to know the impacts of Capitalism on climate change and the global perspective towards it. Then the students need to observe and analyze if human activities and the enterprises are actually leading to climate change and if yes, what can be done? This is a huge topic for students to research, observe and learn
While the plan appears to be thorough and complete, this very characteristic may also prove to be a weakness. As sustainable technologies and even planning methodologies improve, a plan as cohesive as the current Portland Plan may leave little breathing room to accommodate the integration of future improvements without large investments and comprehensive re-planning. In addition, plans as comprehensive as this one is tend to leave less room for the creative expression, which adds diversity and charm to the cities neighborhoods. In terms of raw efficiency, the choice to make this plan a joint effort between the city government and the citizens themselves, though a noble cause, can cause each step to take much longer, and even the delay of the project in its entirety due to the volatility of entire populations. One final risk of the plan, is the risk associated with time. As any program needs money to continue on, people must continue to vote for the Portland Plan’s various programs over the years in order for them to maintain funding, so that they may continue bringing about the sustainable Portland as exists within the plan. The plan is to take place over 25-years, over the course of which any number of variables may change. The issue is things may change over the course of those 25-years, that could cause people to lose support for the plans various programs. Likewise, over
Some things I learned about global warming was that global warming is not just affecting the Earth's temperature but also the sea levels. The sea Levels are rising which is causing there to be more frequent floods. Some pieces of land have even started to disappear. It was calculated that the sea level rise an average of 1.7 millimeters a year. I also got to research how Australia has been affected by droughts recently. I got to look at different maps that show how the drought has changed through the years. The drought that is going on in Australia is related to the main theme of this project, Global Warming, because the rising temperatures are evaporating the water used in the water cycle causing there to be less rain. For this project we also had to use comics to create a picture that shows global warming somehow. I got to learn how different shapes can be used or seen in different animals or objects in the world. The comics I used were hyperbolas, circles, ellipses, and parabolas. I learned how to really draw each of these shapes and write a proper equation for each shape I made. It is cool to see how all these comics can be used in real world
The inspirations behind sustainability are frequently unpredictable, individual and assorted. It is unlikely to make a rundown of reasons why such a large number of people, gatherings and groups are working towards this objective. However, for most people, sustainability comes down to the kind of future we are leaving for the next generation. Sustainability as a value is shared by numerous people and associations who exhibit this incentive in their policies, everyday exercises and
A sustainable city is when harmony is reached between the environment, economy and society. Environmentally, sustainable cities are ecologically friendly by using alternative sources of energy such as solar or wind power. Economically, governments should share a similar decision-making process with institutions and with the public by having a common belief in what should be done by improving sustainability. Sorensen, Marcotullio, and Grant (2004), find that a good decision making process consists of planning and control at the municipal and national political levels which would allow local level functions to become reinforced. Socially, sustainable cities are classless, meaning that there are no social divisions which serve as limits; leading to a more equal society. One of the many ideas would be using mixed housing to remove the class divisions between people. Also, city streets would be walkable, with businesses and services located at close proximity to promote a healthier lifestyle and serve as an alternative to using cars for transportation. The writers differ in their analysis when examining the approaches to improving sustainability in cities. This section will analyze four important ideas on how cities can become more sustainable.
Urbanization, which is becoming a buzzword during the last few decades, is enlarging at a booming speed. It is predicted that 93 percents urban growth will occur to the year 2020, in the developing world (Elliot J.A, 1999). Generally speaking, more than half of the people around the world have been moved to cities, which led to a series of “matters” connected with people’s life that changed in a dramatical way. In this period, sustainable development, another buzzword during the past few years, came into people’s view and gradually became the mainstream of society development. Its definition is to make the development continue in a long term, which means allowing appropriate economic growth and industrialization without