Central Valley, California The landscape of the Delta is ever-changing, due to issues with mankind and global warming. In Heidi Cullen’s, “The Weather of the Future”, the Delta is portrayed as one of the most essential pieces to the survival and success of the Central Valley, California. The fact is that the Delta is in a crisis. If this is held true, then there would be a never-ending chain of events leading to disaster after disaster. In order to get the Delta to optimal efficiency, there needs to be an immediate shift in the way that humans operate on a daily basis. The Delta stretches approximately 400 miles from north to south. Therefore, to keep on jeopardizing this vital resource would be irrational and unwise. If things concerning the Delta remain uniform and unchanged, then there will be unimaginable repercussions that ultimately lead to the demise of the Central Valley, California. If the Delta remains in a state of unsureness, then there will be a substantial loss of one major resource. The main water supply of the Central Valley would cease to exist, thus leaving its inhabitants stranded and longing for a solution. Hence, if the Delta were to be eliminated through erosion or earthquakes, the amount of available water would diminish for most of California. For example, if we encountered a catastrophic earthquake, it could break down levee walls and within hours bring in salt water from the San Francisco bay. The salt level in the water ways would be detrimental to not only the drinking water but, to the wildlife and its ecosystem as well. Furthermore, it would also have a heavy influence on the amount and quality of farming. If the water were to become polluted due to human contamination, then that would result in even less fresh water for farming food. This would be extremely detrimental due to the fact that the population of California is expected to grow from 35 million to 55 million by 2050. Therefore, resources would become even scarcer, and prices, in turn, will sky rocket. Each of these components are a recipe for failure, and would leave the southern part of the state-which contains two-thirds of the state’s population-with very little fresh water supplies. Global warming is becoming not only a household term, but is making a visible impact on our environment and weather today. The lack of snowfall in the Sierra’s is alarming because the Delta waterways depend on being replenished by the melting snowpack in the spring and summer, which account for nearly 15 million acre-feet of water. The sea levels in the Delta will also increase substantially. This will eventually lead to salt water intrusion, flooding and leave the Central Valley, California under several feet of water. In addition, global warming will cause the earth to heat up and have droughts harder and faster, as well as wildfires becoming 55% more frequent. Air pollution will become more frequent, longer-lasting, and more intense as temperatures increase. By 2040, the seasons will become virtually unrecognizable because of the dramatic climate changes in the coming years. If this horrendous future is realized, then the human race will face intense challenges and obstacles currently unknown or even contemplated. The situation with the Delta and its future is not entirely bleak. There are many solutions being created and proposed. One viable idea lies within the peripheral canal. The sole purpose of this invention would be to transfer water from the Sacramento River along the Delta’s…
and precipitation, and raising temperatures in our Earth.
There are a number of ocean currents found around the Earth. These currents are caused by differences in temperature, differences in salinity, and by wind. In the movie, The Day After Tomorrow, the North Atlantic Ocean current stopped flowing due to the amount of fresh water being poured into it from the polar ice caps above. Since this current stopped flowing, all of Canada and the northern states of America froze over into an ice age…
important world issue, and the film industry is now trying to send the world the message. “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Inconvenient Truth” use a variety of movie-making techniques to deliver the same message: the absolute and pressing dangers of global warming.
The movie “The Day After Tomorrow” was directed by Roland Emmerich and is an action packed movie based in New York City. When intense weather hits the world, the survivors are trapped, forced to survive on nothing but their basic instincts…
days in order to restore soil moisture levels before cooler weather returned.
“The northern half of the state has been very ordinary for a long, long time,” Mr Murdoch said.
“People are talking about dams drying up that have never been dry before.”
“We need four-plus inches — 100mm-plus — but it’s probably not going to happen.”
WeatherWatch meteorologist Don White said the selective nature of the rainfall was a result of wet weather systems moving up from the south in precise bands carved out…
everything is going to be alright, until it ACTUALLY happens.
Speaking of selfishness, there are also characters in the story whom were selfish. In "The Day After Tomorrow", the Vice President of the United States chose not to listen to Professor Jack Hall about the warnings that Jack wanted to give to the VP. It was not until super bad weather came to America did that make him a believer.
Same goes for 2012, although slightly different. Mr. Anheuser, the President's Chief of Staff, knew what was going…
knew that the only living planet that exists will vanish in a couple set of years?
I believe that the few who are still being ignorant toward this crisis can notice the strange weather changes happening but do not really understand it. Yet, in an article on The New York Times, “Loading the Climate Dice,” it affirms: “Weather is like that; it fluctuates. And this banal observation may be what dooms us to climate catastrophe, in two ways. On one side, the variability of temperatures from day to day…
Technology is always advancing every day. Is this advancing in technology and robotics good or bad for the people of tomorrow? Well I believe that it could be harmful for the near future.
Some potential ways advancing in robotics could be bad in the near future. First there could be a great dependence on technology leading to no exercise, and when storms and blackouts occur we would be helpless and lost without technology. Another possible problem with advancing in robotics is terminators which…
or maybe it is just that he thinks highly of himself. Knowing that
he is a “local celebrity”, maybe he feels that he is more superior to others.
Phil set out on to a journey that is unexpected. His job is broadcast the weather by
saying ,”The weather for this day is this degrees and it will be high in the upper that and lower
this.” It is very repetitive job, which Phil does not seem to appreciate. The day before Ground
Hog day, he is assigned to go to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania…
at the opposite end of the smoking room]
Albert: So tell me Algy, what brings you back to the sea side?
Algernon: Well my dear friend, I have a shoot tomorrow which you are most welcome to join me on, given you have the appropriate gear of course. I only acquired three suits with me on this concise voyage and I fear that the weather at dawn may spoil them.
Albert: Well if the hour of the shoot is what is holding you back, I’d be delighted for you to join me just before afternoon tea.…
What does it
Exemplar response – Level 5
‘This house has been far out at sea all night’
This metaphor shows that the rain and the wind have
been soaking the walls of the house. It suggests that
the house is unstable because of the poor weather.
Key information identified
Some awareness of the writer’s language choice
Exemplar response – Level 6
‘The woods crashing through darkness’
Level 6 exemplar response
‘The woods crashing through darkness’
up, more ice cream is demanded. Hot fudge is a complement for ice cream, so when its price goes up, less ice cream is demanded.
Tastes - when tastes change, the quantity demanded changes. For example, our taste for ice cream might depend on the weather.
Expectations - expectations about future income or prices affect the quantity demanded today.
The demand schedule (a table) and the demand curve (a graph) show the relationship between the…