Solution to Climate Change

URL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lewolf011/7290704394/

Location: Downtown Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Date: Taken on May 28th, 2012

Description: A photo taken of “Bike to work day” in Ontario. Shows people riding their bikes to work on the streets of Downtown Toronto.

Effectiveness: Encourages people to ride their bikes instead of driving. Biking is a very effective way to decrease the amount of green house gases caused by cars. Green house gases which are one of the main leading factors of climate change in the world.

Drawbacks: In places like Ontario weather isn’t always the best to bike in because of the harsh long winters. Also, biking is not always convenient because it takes longer to get to the destination.

URL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nrel/36386630731

Location: Hollywood, California

Date: Taken on July 30th, 2017

Description: A women fueling her Honda Clarity FCEV fuel cell vehicle at a hydrogen fueling station in Hollywood.

(She is taking part in the California Fuel Cell Partnership to move fuel cell electric vehicles closer to market.)

Effectiveness: Helps changing views on driving. Growing the market for fuel cell electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel.  Trying to create a sustainable future for zero-emission cars, trucks, and buses.

Creates 0 greenhouse gases, with renewably produced hydrogen. Creates no air pollutants from well to wheels. Uses 0 petroleum oil, which is vital for energy security.

Drawbacks: Possibly price, and accessibility to these types of vehicles and fuel stations.

https://cafcp.org

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Environmental Ethics in Pop Culture

Positive Environmental Ethics in Pop Culture:

Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron- Shows a balanced life between humans and animals (nature).

Negative Environmental Ethics in Pop Culture:

Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games- Advertise the Olympics, without showing the real consequences every Olympics has on the environment and the resources used to build each arena.

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

 

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Ethic of Care and Environment Ethic

Key Question: What would an ethic of care towards the environment look like?

  1. What would be needed to create it?

What would be needed to create a ethic of care in the community is to educate people about what is happening in the environment around us. For people to really care about the environment they need to know the negative changes that are happening to it. People can’t care about things that they don’t know are happening or aren’t educated enough about the topic and how it might be affecting their lives in the present time or potential future.

  1. What would we have to believe about the environment? How should we see it?

In order for us to have a ethic of care for the environment we would have to believe that us humans are causing the environment to slowly change. Humans need to believe that overall the environment is changing for the worse because of the lasting footprint humans are making on it. Although humans can sometimes be very good to the environment, that respect comes with having a ethic of care towards it. Developing a ethic of care begins when we view the environment as something that needs help, and to be taken care of.

  1. How would we act? – give scenarios

We would act as if the environment is our child. You never want to do anything to hurt your child in any sort of way, or do anything to set your child back. For example, we would never want to cut down any trees or litter because that is not good for the environment. We also want to see our child flourish and do anything to help. Having a ethic of care for the environment we can do things that we know will significantly influence the environment in a positive way, such as, planting trees. We know that planting trees will only help the environment flourish and will not hold it back in any way.

  1. What would be different about the world if everyone adopted this ethic of care towards the environment? Benefits and drawbacks?

If everyone adopted a ethic of care towards the environment our world would look a lot different today. People have many ethics of care and priorities. A lot of people currently  put the priorities of themselves before the priorities of the environment. One priority being convenience. Humans drive cars because it is more convenient for themselves than riding a bike. However, riding a bike is more convenient for the environment. If adopting a ethic of care for the environment was everyones number one priority everyone would be riding bikes and doing many things differently, such as, not using as many resources for buildings, trying to recycle everything as much as possible, and many other effects. This is beneficial towards the environment because we would not be creating as much waste as we do now. However, this is a drawback because it would make humans lives much harder than they are right now.

  1. Should we adopt an ethic of care towards the environment?

I think that it is important to have a ethic of care towards the environment. However, humans should adopt a ethic of care with restrictions. We shouldn’t make our lives harder in the process of creating an ethic of care. Personally I think that people always need to keep a ethic of care for the environment in mind and adapt to a everyday lifestyle using the ethic of care where they can. I don’t think that having a ethic of care towards the environment should be a priority over the ethic of care towards ourselves and our priorities.

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Night by Elie Wiesel- Literary Circle discussion and debrief

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English 11 Digital Poetry Project

As a Child

As a child I would day dream about being a teen

I would imagine myself in high school musical scenes

I didn’t know yet that sometimes this world could be mean

Because so far it looked pretty good

I remember feeling  left out of adult situations

And wishing I could help fix the adult complications

But when I figured out the translation to adult conversation

I regretted ever listening in the first place

Turns out the world was colder then it seemed when I first tested the water

How could a father be so cruel to a daughter

Where was everyone when I needed a spotter

I wish I could go back to when the temperature was hotter

I wish I good go back to being innocent

 

In the poem “As a child” written by Christina Sato this sonnet illustrates the innocents of youth vs reality of growing up. Teenagers often feel like they have no one that they can talk to in their life. In the 3rd line the poet uses personification when they say “this world could be so mean” this portrays how teenagers can sometimes feel like the world is against them. This theme is also illustrated again later in the poem when the poet is asking “Where was everyone when I needed a spotter”.

The character in this poem slowly grows up and realizes how cruel the world can be. This theme of innocents and youth is universal to the everyday world when adults scrutinize children about the lack of understanding in life. However these remarks don’t protect children and teens from the circumstances and problems that parents or other adults try to conceal them from. The divide between childhood and adulthood is not characterized by age, rather by the transformation that occurs within the mind. While the poet grows out of childhood they realize how they miss the innocents and naive mind of their youth.

Christina Sato cleverly and insightfully tells a story in the mind of a naive child slowly maturing into adulthood. While many children go through multiple stages of maturity in life, many look back and reminisce over the easy thoughts of a youthful mind verse the hardships of adulthood.

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Wave Phenomena- Part 1

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Pulse Wave- A non-repeating wave; single disturbance

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Periodic Wave- Wave recurring at regular intervals; requires regularly repeating disturbances.

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Traverse Wave- Spring is pulled sideways; disturbance is at a right angle the wave will travel.

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Longitudinal Wave- Several turns of the spring are compressed; disturbance is at the same direction as the direction of travel.

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