Environmental Forces and Global Warming Term Paper

Environmental Forces and Global Warming
An analytical essay on the effects of environmental forces as they relate to global warming.
# 144716 | 2,133 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Sep 27, 2010 in Hot Topics (Global Warming) , Environmental Studies (General)


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Description:

This paper examines the relationship of global warming with various environmental forces, focusing on the issues of global warming, recycling, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the tsunami of Asia. The paper explains that each one of these events or circumstances has hit the social bull's eye in regards to getting and keeping our undivided attention. The paper asserts that although we cannot predict without a doubt what Mother Nature has in store for us, we can be certain as a society to come together and make a difference with things we know we can change. The paper discusses using energy saving light bulbs, recycling empty water bottles, knowing the warning signs of inclement weather to include hurricanes and earthquakes, and putting effort toward volunteering or donating when people are in need. The paper concludes that we cannot go back in time to change what has already happened, no matter how unfortunate or detrimental, but we can do what we can so that someday we can look back and be proud of ourselves.

Outline:
Global Warming
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Hurricane Katrina
Tsunami of Asia
Conclusion
References

From the Paper:

"In December of 2004 when many in the U.S. were celebrating Christmas, many others were spending their holiday or vacations in Asia. The beaches of Sri Lanka and many other fabulous destinations were full of people basking in the sun and planning their day in the beachside huts they rented. One of those people happened to be Oprah Winfrey's famous interior designer Nate Berkus. He and his partner were vacationing when they were overwhelmed by the giant tidal wave. They held on for dear life but to no avail. Berkus' partner, Fernando drifted off and was never found. Many locals and visitors were pronounced dead or were missing and never found. Fortunately, the Smith family was spared this grief all because their ten year old daughter Tilly remembered the warning signs of a tsunami that she learned just weeks prior to their holiday vacation (Owens, 2005). Although she is being hailed the hero, she gives all the credit to her geography teacher. Tilly said she saw the unusual tide and then the gurgling bubbly water. She raced to warn her parents who initially laughed it off, but then warned all others on the hotel beach resort. They all raced to take cover with just minutes to spare. Apparently no one on that beach died that day because of a brave and studious little girl. When word spread of the awful tragedy, it became a global effort to help. People from across the world helped with monetary donations or volunteer efforts to rebuild or to helping fallen families."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gore, A. (2009) Our choice: a plan to save our climate crisis. Pennsylvania: Rodale Books.
  • Owens, J. (2005) Tsunami family saved by schoolgirl's geography lesson. Retrieved December 27, 2009 from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005.
  • Rogers, E. (2007) The green book: the everyday guide to saving the planet one simple step at a time. New York: Three Rivers Press.
  • Sampson, Z. and Fitzgerald, A. (2007) A hurricane katrina volunteer trip report. Retrieved December 17, 2009 from www.disastervolunteers.org/news.
  • Sanchez, K. (March 2008) Effects of global warming on society and the environment. Retrieved

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