As people living on a planet to ourselves, working, producing products, expanding as a society whether it be new houses, buildings, jobs, food places and etc. When we first had all of these new things we didn’t think about the affects they would have on our earth. Considering this, who would have thought that those big buildings that constantly had smoke pouring out of them that also made the fancy cars, new dishwashers, T.V.’s, and microwaves could also be bad for us? It was said that the air was so dirty sometimes that tourists couldn’t see the city below from the Empire State building observation deck. It was then brought to Richard Nixon’s attention something had to be done. He then created the Environmental Protection Agency that would enforce laws that would protect public health and the environments as well. This set of laws then lead to the Clean Air act, a law that was designed to reduce air pollution. At the time cars would use lead gasoline, which contained lead that could be a brain stunt in development. As I said before not everyone was thinking about the effects these new products would bring. As always though, someone was. Being the year 2014 and seeing how far we have come, could you imagine being the person who started Earth Day. The founder Gaylord Nelson, first had the idea after the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbra. They figured if they could get enough of the public’s attention something could be done. And that is exactly what happened. On April 22nd 1970, 20 million people participated in the first ever Earth Day. The movement received what was seemed to be rare and unique support from people of every different background. Rich, poor, farmers, city slickers, labor leaders, even democratic and republicans. The first Earth Day was such a success that when the year 1990 came around environmental leaders were asking for another. The next Earth Day went global. This time they were 200 million people from 141 countries. The earth day of 1990 the main focus was have the importance of recycling made known to anyone and everyone. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Now to this day we are still fighting for a cleaner earth. The average person generates about 4.5 pounds of trash every day, which makes about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year. It is also estimated that 75% of solid waste is recyclable while only about 30% is recycled. Although that doesn’t seem like a lot there is still effort for a greener earth. With new recycled products such as paper and water bottles. The idea of using recycled products to make more of the same product is a sustainable and smart way to produce a product and although not every company knows that there are still many improvements from what was.
Earth day 2014 consisted of over a billion people in 190 countries. This year their main
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Culture and Culture Differences
There is a great debate in social science about what it is that shapes us both as individuals and as members of society. With regard to individuals, this debate is about "nature versus nurture," meaning whether it is our inherited genetic predisposition or what we learn as we grow up that predominantly shapes us and our differences as individuals. Culture can mean a lot of different things when…
Elements of Earth Science Comparative Essay Original Creation of the Earth Rhonda L. Carter 9 March 2014 PHSC 210-B13 LOU |
It should be easy to say that the Earth was created by a higher power. For a Christian this higher power is God. The Bible gives us the six day creation of the heavens and the Earth and all that dwell upon it. For anyone else, the higher power is some unknown power that science is still trying to figure out. There are a lot of theories in science about…
on the Earth and its inhabitants. The thesis of his essay is that humans tend to not notice the devastating effect misguided light has on everything from insects and migrating birds to even ourselves, as human beings due to our need to light up the night.
As the years go by, more areas are being urbanized all around the world. Hundreds of years ago, light pollution wasn’t an issue due to humans using torches, lanterns, etc. Currently, there are artificially lit highways constructed every day, along…
Synthetic Nitrogen is Eating the Earth
Michael Pollan discusses in his essay “What’s Eating America” the two sides of science in correlation to the American diet. He explores his claims through discussing the career of a chemist named Fritz Haber. The first few paragraphs of his article inform the reader about the copious amounts of corn used in food in America. Corn syrup is used in most of the food we eat here in America. Pollan states that, “there are some 45,000 items in the average American…
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Watching the clock, people may believe in one and only one measure of telling time. With the formation of government and society, days, hours, and minutes came to be as well. The standard way of telling time is Newtonian. However, in Stephen Jay Gould’s essay, “Our Allotted Lifetimes”, he introduces Newtonian time as well as geological time (in regards to Earth’s history) and metabolic time. Like the word ‘metabolism’, metabolic is used to describe reactions that maintain life. I am experienced with…
I am a good listener and always seem to want to help someone. I will stay in college until I am done seeking my career goal as a Psychology.
This worldview essay has given me a new perspective on how to view myself and those around me. The Worldviews SPELLING has been very helpful in narrowing down the things that I thought I wanted to do in life, to a view of I am going to accomplish these things that God…
When people think of Jehovah Witnesses they automatically think of the people that are always knocking on your door at seven in the morning or people that don’t celebrate any holidays. But Jehovah Witnesses are more than that. In this essay I will be briefly examining what Jehovah Witnesses are and the many rituals that they practice.
Who are Jehovah’s Witnesses? “Jehovah’s Witnesses are a religious sect begun by Charles Taze in the late 1870s”(Ankerberg p.1). Jehovah Witnesses are people…
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The Grapes of Wrath
Lucifer so much knowledge and great things but the problem was that he wanted to be God. Isaiah 14:12 says “how you have fallen from heaven morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth.” We see here that god cast him out of heaven and onto the earth. Job 1:6 says “now there was a day when the sons of god came to present themselves before the lord, Satan also came among them.” When we look at this verse we can see that Satan came to Jesus as a subordinate not an equal. In job there…