Archive of ‘English 11’ category

climate change and melting glaciers (blog log 2)

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/15/climate/melting-glaciers-globally.html?module=inline

Climate change has always interested me because people are so quick to ignore it and pretend like it doesn’t exist. It has always troubled me how people could even possibly brush off one of the worlds biggest problems. I have always been intrigued at hearing others ideas towards a solution for climate change, and what small things people can do everyday to help. Another problem the world is facing with climate change is melting glaciers. In central Asia a warming climate change and vanishing glaciers means less water, and dead crops for their towns. Writer Jeremy Engle composed an article along with a PowerPoint, in an attempt to enlighten people about what climate change really means, and what affects it has on other people around the world. His work describes the struggles and research the towns people have to go through to prove the glaciers are retreating, and how they are trying to overcome the problems resulting from their loss of water supply. I like this article because it really opens your eyes to how much climate change is rapidly increasing and what we need to do to stop it.

 

The mars rovers final days (english 11 bloglog)

As we have seen on the news and all-over social media, the mars rovers final mission came to a close. It was saddening for all who worked at NASA following its long journey. This article interested me because I have always been fond of space, and worlds beyond our own. When I has first heard the rover had died, I felt sad, because it provided us with so much information on what else is out there other then our world, and to see that all come to a close was sad. The author had a style of writing that felt like he was there at NASA when the rover said its final words. He was very descriptive while talking about the last mission and the emotions that everyone else felt. This article gave me a sense of inspiration that anything is possible, we where able to collect data from a planet we have never explored before and send it all the way back to our planet, and I find that amazing. This article was very insightful and educational to all the work and effort the NASA scientists do, and how they feel when one of their greatest missions comes to an end.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/science/mars-opportunity-rover-dead.html?ref=oembed