Brazil’s part

2 03 2007

In this article we see a glimmer of hope coming out of ashes from disaster. On the 8th of February, officials of
Brazil quickly reacted with a conference on the rehabilitation of their beloved country, after some tremendously disturbing information was brought to their attention. It is expected that within the next century the temperature will raise by 7 degrees Fahrenheit killing off our entire ecosystem. I admire that Brazil, a country of more limited resources than
America, is making the safety of the planet one of the most highly concentrated areas of their policy. Brazil plans to stop their contribution to global warming as much as possible, without hindering their economy, by stopping illegal logging and preparing their country for the effects of global warming within the next few decades. I feel that this was an important article to read because as the negative effects and doomsday theories of global warming are being presented, it is reassuring to hear of positive things being done of the issue, outside of our country, by other governments.

Brazil developing national plan to combat global warming

Mar 1st, 2007 by timethief


A new world for a lost species

2 03 2007

This is when global warming truly worries humans; when we realize that not only are we harming our own society, but now the fact that we are killing the animals, plants, and general environments which are far from human civilization. We have made an impact on places we have not even touched, seen, or been able to enjoy. This article, although short, “packs a powerful punch”. This article discusses the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, which is is showing obvious negative effects from global warming. Tigers, an already endangered species, are being pushed inland because of rising sea levels. It is changing their habitat and making them more attainable to poachers. Islands which the tigers once swam to are now non-existent. Tigresses are facing difficulties hiding their young, meaning a huge problem for the species’ existence in years to come. Food and protection are now sparse, creating a more difficult life for these wild cats, and producing declining statistics of the amount of tigers present in the area each year. There are barely 2,000 tigers in India, today. This is in comparisson to the 40,000 present nearly a century ago. The most disturbing problem within this chaos is that we are the ones to blame for the new world which we are making these creatures adapt to.  

_____________________________________________________________________ Global warming hits world’s largest tiger reserve
Tuesday February 27 2007 14:35 IST

Government conspiracy!

1 03 2007

First I would like to address the fact that I am concerned with the amount of blogging and the length of blogs I am seeing on the web. It seems that for the past month, blogs about global warming and it’s effects are becoming both shorter and less frequent. This blog was actually recently posted but lacked much substantial information, and was quite repetitive. Even so, I have still chosen to analyze Mr. Jim Brown’s blog because of its uniqueness. I have come across a handful of blogs which have debated on whether or not the issue of global warming is nearly as drastic as it is depicted to be by the popular media; but this article is the first of which to make me contemplate the actual possibility that maybe we are not as doomed as we thought.

In three states (Delaware, Oregon, and
Virginia) we see a unique problem which has managed to escape the public’s attention, purely because it has been suppressed. The unique problem is not only the issue which is being suppressed, but also the mere suppression. Within these states, government assigned scientists are being told to hush their views because they conflict with those state’s government’s views on global warming. The most interesting point of the article is that these scientists believe that global warming is not as dire of a situation as it is made out to be. But, as they work for the state, this means that their published beliefs are known to represent the state’s views. If their views are different than the states, they should be kept out of print, because of the possibility of misleading the public to believing that their government has the same opinions.  

One government-employed climatologist, and professor of the University of Virginia, instead, agrees with the view that others in his position, “are supposed to be able to speak whatever they want without the state telling them what they can or can’t say,” (Patrick Michaels). Although I am unable to make a decision to whose view I hold as the correct one, I am however interested that highly respected scientists are saying that firstly, global warming is not completely the fault of humans, and secondly, that the severity of the issue is not nearly as much cause for concern as I had thought. Even more interesting is that these views are being hushed by the government. Could this mean that other important scientist’s views of the same nature are being hushed nationally? Could the global warming epidemic truly be a government conspiracy to a point? Although this article did bring such questions up in my mind, I am sure that it would be naive of me to jump to conclusions just after reading one brief article. But I am sure that Mr. Brown has given me even more incentive to read a more widened range and a larger amount of articles on global warming, just to gain a more structured and stable perception on the matter.


Conflict between global-warming governors, skeptical climatologistsJim brown:

March 1, 2007