In the world today, it is estimated that there are 1.5 to 1.8 million discovered and formally named species. Although no one is willing to place their career on the total species number, there has been a formula use to calculate what this number is and there speculations range from 3.6 million to upwards of 100 million species. (Wilson, E.O., 2002) From early on, when the first scientists started classifying species, there were only two main classifications. The two kingdoms of living organisms that continued from the beginning of Binomial Nomenclature were Animalia (animal) or Plantae (vegetable). This practice was used until the 19th century when it was determined that this was insufficient. Currently there are five kingdoms used in the classification of organisms along with two main divisions. The two main divisions are Prokaryotae (bacteria, etc.) and Eukaryotae (animals to include humans, plants, fungi, and protists). There has been even more recent development that the prokaryotes are much more diverse that previously thought, they now divided into two domains, the Bacteria and the Archaea. (Ben Waggoner, 2005) What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity is a conglomeration of organisms, species, and populations. This is the genetic variation to include complex assemblages of societies and ecosystems. It also includes the environmental interactions of genes, species, and ecosystems. There are three different types of biodiversity; genetic, species, as well as ecosystems. Additionally, there are various threats to biodiversity which include; habitat loss and destruction, alterations that occur in the ecosystem composition, over hunting and over fishing, pollution and or contamination, and the global change in climate. In the book written by Lester R. Brown, Plan B 3.0; Scientists are concerned that the world is at the precipice, referred to as “tipping points”. Brown states we are in a race and which will tip first, the earth’s natural system or the world’s political systems. These social tipping points all have global consequences, including population shrinkages of endangered species, the human population rapidly increasing in underdeveloped countries that cannot be supported, global warming and the melting of the earth’s glaciers. There have been a growing number of unresolved problems stressing weaker governments into what is now known as failing states. An early sign of a failing civilization is the failing of states. Signs of governments that lose the ability and control of the security of its population will become one of these failing states. Some of the failing states currently are; Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Chad, Afghanistan, and Haiti to…
(HR) disciplines, I chose to focus on the discipline of diversity. For the most part, diversity deals with what makes an individual unique. This could relate to race, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, family status and many more categories to choose from. It also deals with how the organization or company uses these qualities to support itself and the objectives. It has been proven through studies that the companies with great diversity end to do better. This is because they have a broader sense…
What is workplace diversity?
Workplace diversity builds on the principles of equal employment opportunity to include inherent differences such as gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural/linguistic background, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, intellectual and/or physical ability. Diversity also refers to other ways in which people are different, such as life experience, socio-economic or educational background, personality, marital status, religious beliefs and family responsibilities. Managing…
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Lab 8, Diversity of Life: A Walk-About
Characteristics of Life of a Stream
While on the nature walk, a stream was observed. The beginning of the stream was very rapid, because of this there was not a lot of vegetation and there was no sign of minnows or insects. The rocks under the water were mostly bare with very little or no algae visible. When overturning the rocks in this beginning part of the stream, there was nothing underneath the rock except mud and smaller…
hatred for a minimum of reason” - Abraham J Heschel
Cases of Oxford and
By Shaurya Kumar Gautam and Anthony Ekwe
Sunday, 19 February 12
Education has become accessible all around the
The term ‘Diversity’ refers to the different ways in
which individuals are different from one another in
various aspects like cultural practices, beliefs, etc.
Over the years diversity has become a broader
topic, new characteristics being…
ESSAY: Diversity and Tolerance – A Brighter Future
Oct. 4, 2006 – As she wrote this essay, a 17-year-old student from India learned about her own ‘deep-rooted prejudices and intolerance. ‘She’s applying her message to her own life and hopes to inspire others.
By Anupreet Kaur
Can you eat the same bread and butter everyday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Or can you wear a single color throughout your life? No, because we all crave variety or diversity. The diversity of multicolored flowers in a…
stratification challenges (Hill & Jones, 2012). The franchising program has ensured an increasing number of employee workforces that McDonald has a statutory responsibility to oversee their management. This is the main reason why McDonald’s Global Chief Diversity Officer Ms. Pat Harris found it necessary to propose an initiative within the Human Resource Department that is defined by a cultural information network (Hauser, 2013). The network is both physical and virtual with the ultimate goal of encouraging…
Diversity is what we chose to analyze based on desire to understand an inclusive environment and be able to incorporate this into our daily living. This essay will describe Religion, Political, and Socio-economic status. The different religion beliefs. Also the different political parties that affect society. Along with the socio-economic status of people today. I hope by the end of this essay people will understand the diversity we live in.
Religion beliefs with different religions in the world…
September 17, 2012
Definition of Diversity
The word diversity mean so many things and differently to people. For me diversity means much more like a race and a place that full of different ethnicity or mixing culture. Diversity mostly happens in the school, especially during the college years. People all across the globe wants to go to a good university try to pursue their education. When it comes to the school with multiple cultural, people have a better chance to understand…
To me, diversity is when a population contains different qualities within. People of different races, sex, sexuality, political views, style, religion, and age are all factors of diversity. Diversity can be scary to some but I believe it is an essential part of everyday life.
When there is diversity, different point of views come together and form a better understanding on topics by looking at it in several point of views instead of just one. Different point of views is important…
DEFINING DIVERSITY: THE EVOLUTION OF DIVERSITY by Camille Kapoor
1. INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS DIVERSITY?
The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences…