The Carbon Cycle is a process necessary to all life forms as carbon is used for photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and is found in all living organisms. This process occurs naturally from cellular respiration, decomposition, and volcanic eruptions. However from burning fossil fuels and cutting down trees at a rapid pace carbon dioxide is being released into the atmosphere at an artificial rate. The overabundance of atmospheric carbon dioxide is causing for global warming. This global warming is causing extreme havoc to the Earth and all of its life forms. However this damage, although cannot be reversed, can be changed for the better.
The industrial revolution began in the 17th century and made significant change in the world. An era was over and the new one was beginning. The revolution has advantages and disadvantages. Rising of living standards, improving of health, lifetime and trade system are its advantages. On the other hand, manufacturing has caused major problems such as deforestation, excessive use of fossil fuel sources, irresponsible industrialisation and agricultural development. These changes have increased world’s atmospheric concentration of water vapour, CO2, CH4 and other gases (Stocker, 2013). These gases capture part of energy receiving from sun and trap this heat inside atmosphere that causes rising temperatures on the earth’s surface. Naturally, for continuation of life these gases are necessary, but result of the human events these gases has produced more than plants and environment need (Robins, 2016). Also, we call them Green Houses Gases because they have the similar effect like the ‘greenhouses’ utilised to increase condition of vegetables.
In today’s world, the topic of energy is dominated by one thing: ancient organic matter. Carbon and oxygen that existed in this matter when it was alive is still present and is released in the form of carbon dioxide when the coal and oil it was compressed into is burned. The problem is that the carbon that was buried over millions of years was never naturally supposed to be released back into the atmosphere it used to exist in at such an alarming rate. The amount of carbon dioxide flooding into our atmosphere needs to be limited or there will be severe consequences in our future.
Is technology a tool or is it an evil and useless thing that shouldn’t be depended on. Some people think technology is a step in the right direction and should be developed and continued, while others think it could be something that will take over and will not help the well-being of humans. While carefully reading the two works, “Inside the home of the Future” by Kelly Greene and “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury, you can distinct the two opposing views that Bradbury and Greene possess on the topic.
Julia Fincher in the article, The Future Four: Why Olympic Gymnastics Team Will Have Four Members in 2020, states that in 2020 the Olympic Gymnastics committee will be cutting the team sizes down from five to four members. This is a disadvantage and an advantage and can be argued from both sides, this article argues from both points of view.
The current education system is founded on standard based accountability which focuses more on the attainment of common core standards and national assessment than on student learning.. In the report, A Path to the Future: Creating Accountability for Personalized Learning, written by Anne Hyslop and Sara Mead of Bellewether Education Partners for policymakers, Anne Hyslop is a Senior Policy Analyst who produces research, analysis and commentary on educational accountability and improvement, and other issues including the intersection and alignment of state and federal policy, PreK-12. Sara Mead’s background in education is diverse she has served as a researcher, writer, advisor, director, she has worked in the Education Sector, the Progressive
The price we pay by Mayblum, In the ruins of the future by Delillo and Hiroshima diary by Hachiya are stories that explain the catastrophic that happened on 911 and the Japanese Atomic Bombing. Each of these stories is focusing on expression, experience and death. By reading these stories I cannot imagine the panic that people were feeling at the moment that it was happening. This paper explains the connection that authors had when they were experiencing such catastrophic.
Scientific American, in “Carbon dioxide: From nuisance to resource?” contends that in order to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released in the atmosphere scientists should figure out a way to recycle it. Scientific American continues this discussion by stating that a prize should be offered in 2020 to award a science team that comes up with the best way to capture the carbon dioxide and turn in into the building blocks to create something else. This author proposes this plan in order to ensure that the effects of global warming can be reduced, and that carbon dioxide will not continue to hurt the Earth. These educators urge scientists to discover a way to stop the effects of carbon dioxide on the Earth.
CO2 is the most significant greenhouse gas, which mainly comes from the use of fossil fuels. Many people feel that content of CO2 in the atmosphere is the main reason for manmade global warming. The main sources of CO2 emissions involve electricity generation, industrial processes, fumes from transportation and commercial buildings and use. Emissions of greenhouse gases, such as CO2, to the atmosphere are expected to cause even more of a significant change in global climate (Davison, 2007). The main focus to try to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is to reduce the amount that is released from coal-fired power plants. Greenhouse gas emissions that involve the productions of electricity come from natural gas production and coal-fired power plant operations. Natural gas production accounts for twenty-four percent and coal-fired power plant operations accounts for seventy-five percent, while the other one percent is caused by other electricity generation operations. The main reason why coal-fired power plants have a higher percentage of emissions is because the sulfur content of coal is much higher than that of other fossil fuels (Jarmaillo et al., 2007). This proves that there is a great need to find an alternative fossil fuel to use instead of coal. Although coal is easy to mine, transport and process for the electricity generation process, it is also the
Looking to the future is a scary thing to think about in my opinion, I find myself to be a very relaxed person with a whole lot of personality. Interests of mine vary a lot because I enjoy tons of different things in my free time. In my spare time I love to sing, act, be around people, laugh, problem solving, look into things that happen in the news, and to public speak. My favorite subjects include the following, Math because it makes me put my problem solving skills to the test. Based on all of those things I think I would make an excellent actress.
Today, our world is surrounded with modern day technology and it has now become a part of our everyday lives. What if it was taken away from us and we had to live like we used to in the past how would we survive? And what things do we have today that the “New world settlers and pilgrims” could have used to increase their chances of survival? What things in our environment could they use to their convince?
The Azolla Foundation has pioneered research on azolla’s carbon dioxide capture abilities and has found that Azolla can capture and store a maximum of 70 tons/hectare/year of carbon dioxide. This amount is 30 times faster than northern grasslands and 8 times faster than northern forests (The Azolla Foundation, 2015). Azolla is potentially vastly more efficient than any other plant life in the northern hemisphere at capturing carbon dioxide. The reason azolla is such a good option for carbon dioxide sequestration is that people have incentive to grow it for its other uses unlike grasslands or forest. Other methods proposed to sequester carbon are not nearly as feasible for the amount of carbon that needs to be removed from our atmosphere. The main method proposed is a mechanical chemical process that draws in air with large chimneys but this method has the draw back of high cost. This approach requires large areas for underground storage of carbon dioxide in its gaseous state and large buildings to handle the air which are expensive. Unlike azolla this method does not convert the carbon dioxide into a solid and therefore the captured carbon has to be stored deep underground. Azolla captures carbon within itself and when the azolla dies the plant rots away what’s left is biochar. Biochar is a synthetically maid type of coal that could be burned like any other coal. Burning it would release the carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere however which would defeat purpose of storing it in the first place. Instead of letting the azolla turn to biochar however most of it would be used as a fertilizer or as animal feed which provides an economic incentive. Azolla will be an important part of building a world that has a sustainable way of producing
The biosphere consists of a compound infusion of gases; the main components are oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. The concentration of these gases have been changing for many years. For the most part, this is influenced by human activity. In a persistent effort to improve the quality and longevity of life, humans (particularly in industrialized societies) have tendencies to negatively impact the environment, and at the same time, we strive to replenish what we have nearly depleted to balance the scale.
Global warming and climate change attributed to increased emission of greenhouse gases have continued to be pressing issues in today’s society since they threaten the stability of the climate, population, and economy of the world (“Meeting the Energy Challenge”, 2007). The challenges associated with global warming and climate change is attributed to the fact that 75 percent of world’s carbon dioxide
One of the biggest debates in financial accounting is expensing advertisement and research and development activities as opposed to them being considered an asset. The idea was that they don’t meet the reliability criteria. The future benefits associated with research and development are very uncertain making it difficult to record the expenditures as an asset. At this point there is little research to support an intangible capital treatment of research & development and advertising. Currently research and development expenditures are not considered to be an investment. With all of those uncertainties, GAAP states that any research and development activities be a current period expense. Although these expenditures treatment is vastly acknowledged as an incorrect concept, the measurements surrounding the treatment of research and development as an investment were seemingly insurmountable to overcome. That ideology however can be challenged under the advancements within the IT and computer equipment industry since the early 90’s. It was identified as a main source of productivity growth which made it necessary to consider research and development as an investment. In this paper, we will discuss GAAP’s treatment of research and development expenditures and propose a different alternative. Throughout the paper we will define research and development, its activities and many of the guidelines, regulations, and Acts surrounding it.