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Earth : Earth System Science

- ... The uppermost region of earth’s atmosphere is the exosphere. The air in the exosphere is extremely thin and almost the same as space. One of the many reasons the earths atmosphere is important is because it blocks some of the dangerous rays of the sun from reaching the earth. The Biosphere is the sum of all ecosystems on earth. The biosphere is the largest ecosystem that is home to all living beings and their interactions with the aspects of the geosphere, the atmosphere, and the hydrosphere....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Earth, Igneous rock]

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The Planet Of The Earth

- ... Pangea came from Wegner’s Theory continental drift. The continental drift theory was how geologists explained how continents shift positions on Earth’s surface over time (4). Plate Tectonics replaced Wegner’s continental drift theory, and it not only continues to form our Earth’s surface but is also a driving force of the rock cycle. The tectonic plates are the forces that reshape the surface of the earth. They reshape the surface by three plate movements, the convergent boundary, the divergent boundary, and the transform boundary....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Volcano, Earth]

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The Discovery Of The Earth

- ... There must be a place somewhere where you can live happily.” The fish thought that Small Horse’s thought was a far fetched one and laughed. “Maybe there is, but I will never find it as I am stuck in this pool. Some days, Small Horse, I wish I had legs like you. Legs that could stretch across the ground and make it shake with power and importance. Legs that could jump as if the thing they carry has no weight. To you, small horse, you are small, but to me, you are large.” The small horse thought about this for a moment....   [tags: Sun, Earth, Moon, Ocean]

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The Waste Of The Earth

- The stuff from factory productions to people’s trash accumulation is destroying the planet earth at an alarming rate. Meaning that people are stripping the earth of its natural resources to mass produce products which is bought by consumers only to be disposed of quickly and either dump in a landfill or burnt up in an incinerator while the government stands by encouraging it to happen even quicker. Therefore, the earth is not able to keep pace with the stripping of it natural resources and will not be able to sustain human life at the velocity today’s society is consuming....   [tags: Earth, World, Natural resource, Planet]

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No Memories Of The Rat Race On The Earth

- ... In fact, his bookish face had neither the wrinkles nor the sagging jowls that usually come with aging. Nonetheless, there were changes in his appearance for not only was his coal black hair much longer than she remembered, but also his eyes were bigger and more radiant. Furthermore, a perpetual blissful smile wreathed his face in contrast to his former sullen mirthless demeanor and hunted expression as if he was permanently in the crosshairs of a rifle. Gone too was his tendency to keep looking over his shoulder for any unexpected threat sneaking up on him....   [tags: Earth, Universe]

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Is It Like Earth?

- ... “However, the hope of finding life on Gnaritus never materialized even after a hundred years of searching. The first theory to explain the absence of life is that Gnaritus, at only three million years of age, is too young to harbor life. For example, although the Earth is four and a half billion years old, the most ancient fossils are from a billion years later. In other words, it took a billion years for life to emerge on Earth. Furthermore, dinosaurs appeared approximately two hundred and thirty million years ago, and the modern Homo sapiens only about a hundred thousand years ago....   [tags: Earth, Oxygen, Sun, Solar System]

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The Significance of the Earth in The Good Earth

- The Significance of the Earth in The Good Earth "And O-lan in the house was not idle. With her own hands she lashed the mats to the rafters and took earth from the fields and mixed it with water and mended the walls of the house, and she built again the oven and filled the holes in the floor that the rain had washed." There can be no doubt that the symbol of earth in Buck's novel, The Good Earth, is one so potent that it permeates and binds the entire tale. It is presented repeatedly throughout the novel, either through gentle allusion or outright statement....   [tags: The Good Earth]

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The Human Fear Of Leaving Earth

- ... Cooper would not have gone if there wasn’t a possibility that he was going to see his children again. It definitely contributes to the discussion of whether the ends justify the means. Dr. Brand believed that they did because humanity needed to continue regardless of his astronaut’s feelings towards leaving the earth behind. It gave the impression that sometimes leaders need to hide information, but when is that line drawn. When ethical dilemmas come into play, the team members should always be told because their integrity is on the line....   [tags: Human, Earth, Leadership, Management]

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The Hall Of Planet Earth

- My friend and I went to the AMNH on Saturday and we saw all the exhibits. We went to the Hall of Biodiversity first, and then Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, the Heilbrunn Cosmic Pathway, Cullman Hall of the Universe, lastly is the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins. It took us three hours to visit all the exhibits. The first thing we saw was a giant clam and on the wall was the name Hall of Biodiversity. There were aquatic animals hanging on the ceiling from sharks to stingrays. I could barely see the aquatic animals because there was not a lot of lighting....   [tags: Earth, Universe, Planet, Human]

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The Effects Of Human On The Planet Earth

- The Effects of Human on the Planet Earth Our world has seen a significant increase in the weather climate and there has been considerable amount of changes to the earth’s geological form. Many scientists have come to the conclusion that the earth is experiencing global warming and although we may try to avoid it, it is happening as we speak and if we don’t do something about it, we may end up having a high increase in carbon dioxide levels. Many different researchers and writers have touched base on the topic, but these three articles really stood out and made an impact....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Hurricane Katrina]

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The Original Creation Of The Earth

- I. Introduction When we were assigned this paper, I had a very difficult time deciding which topic to choose because they were all very interesting. There were five different topics to choose from ranging from a variety of different things about our earth. The topic I chose was the original creation of the Earth, which consists of nebular hypothesis and the six-day creation. In this, the nebular hypothesis consists of the old-earth viewpoint and the six-day creation is the young-earth viewpoint....   [tags: Earth, Moon, Solar System, Evolution]

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The Earth Is Truly A Cosmic Miricacle

- ... Homogenous Cold Accretion is what built our Earth. This phenomenon takes unstable isotopes, planetoids, and gravity and meshes them together. The gravity pulls planetoids and unstable isotopes together making a mass that is extremely hot. This molten rocky mass is the foundation of earth. The other phenomenon occurring at this time is Chemical Condensation Sequence. Elements are beginning to form on planets. Elements are formed due to their proximity to the sun. So denser elements will be closer to the sun, while gas elements can be found more prevalent in the outer reaches of our Solar System....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Earth, Convergent boundary]

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Climate Change on Earth

- Climate change is a phenomenon that is continually posing challenges at the earth, its inhabitants and the natural systems that exists. Therefore climate change is a threat to the earth’s biodiversity similar to land degradation and habitat loss. These are different in the sense that climate change has only recently caught academics attention (Foden et al, 2013). Threats to diversity like habitat degradation may appear on one site and cause threats on local scales, on the contrary to climate change, which is global and affects the earth as a whole....   [tags: Planet Earth, Inhabitants, Phenomenon]

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The Human Family On Earth

- ... The way that I determine who I am internally is through engaging in the world and others. I believe our internal being is like our taste buds and sexuality. It is placed in us fully templated with likes and dislikes. As a human I may not have tasted a food or drink but automatically know that I do not like it. Once I taste the food or drink and my pre-notion is confirmed that indeed I do not like this food or drink where did that come from. How did I know this. Sexuality…there are things that I like or dislike that I have not experienced....   [tags: Human, Meaning of life, World, Earth]

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Genesis 2 : An Understanding Of God And The Earth

- The beginning of the Bible aptly starts with the story of the creation of the Heavens and the Earth. Interestingly, instead of one definitive story about how God created the world, there are two very different stories. The second story of creation, Genesis 2, was actually the first story of creation actually written. Genesis 1 was probably written a few centuries later. This is because the Old Testament is made up of several different sources that eventually came together to create the books of the Bible now published today....   [tags: Earth, Universe, Creation myth]

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The Effect Of Water On Earth 's Water

- ... Water in the unsaturated zone can be absorbed by the root system of plants before transpiration takes place, while some water forms puddles on the surface of the Earth and evaporates (Bethea, 2011). Water that seeps deeper into an area of sediment and water without air is known as groundwater and this area is the saturated zone (Bethea, 2011). The border between the two zones is the water table (Bethea, 2011). Groundwater is important for replenishing aquifers, which are large water storage formations found in the saturated zone below the water table (Graham et al., 2010)....   [tags: Water, Evaporation, Precipitation, Earth]

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The Effects Of Global Warming On The Earth

- Global warming is increasing temperature amongst the Earth where climate change is constantly happening because it is affecting the oceans as well as the natural environments. The Earth is constantly heating up is very detrimental to human beings because chemicals are let off into the universe where the sun rays are trapped beneath the Earth’s surface and in the air. It is a natural recurring process that can lead to erosion and the issue is going unnoticed. As the surface is heating up, places that have a lot of ice can leak into the granite....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Earth, Global warming, Atmosphere]

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Why is Water Essential for Life on Earth?

- There is no life on earth without water. Life almost certainly originated in water. From conception to birth, a child is natured in a sac of water (amniotic) fluid) which protects and cushions the foetus against physical harm. The birth of a child is heralded by the “breaking of waters” after a child is fed on breast-milk which is 90% water (Nagin, 2008). Definition of water Water in its pure form is a clear, colourless, odourless and tasteless liquid. It can exist in three states of matter, namely solid (ice), liquid and gas (vapour)....   [tags: water, life on earth, science, ]

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Effects Of Global Warming On The Earth

- In a galaxy far far away there is a planet named Earth. This planet is located in the Milky Way galaxy close to Venus. Earth is suffering and many of the citizens do not understand why they should take care of the planet. Well global warming is affecting the planet there was a video named Global warming the rising storm which explains that the planet is warming and is bad for the humans. Air pollution is another factor that plays in global warming by the burning of fossil fuels, but there is a way for the humans to slow down the process....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Milky Way, Atmosphere]

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How Did Life on Earth Begin

- Life as defined by Knoll, a profesor of Biology at Harvard, is a system in which proteins and nucleic acid interact in ways that allow the structure to grow and reproduce (2004). Or in other words, one can describe life as having these six features; i) have carbon as a driving force, essential for it to grow and being able to make copies for itself and also must have the ability to convert the inorganic sources like carbon dioxide into organic molecules, in the case of hetrotrophics. ii) metabolism, a catalysis-based reactions that occur in a body or system....   [tags: Origin of life on Earth]

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The Earth Liberation Front ( Elf )

- ... In more recent years, attacks have also targeted suburban sprawl, especially in New York. ELF does not have an established organization, but rather individuals often work alone and self-fund their attacks. ELF allows any individual that commits an action to stop the destruction of the environment and that follows its nonviolence guidelines to claim the action to be an attack by ELF (Earth Liberation Front). Along with ELF, there is the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) that is considered to be an ally of ELF and functions much the same way....   [tags: Terrorism, Eco-terrorism, Earth Liberation Front]

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Venus, Earth, And Mars

- Venus, Earth, and Mars have very different greenhouse effects. Venus, being the second planet from the sun, is naturally going to be warmer due to its increased bombardment of solar energy. The temperature on Venus averages about 460 C, but this insane temperature is not due solely to the sun 's energy, it is also due to the fact that Venus has an atmosphere that is near 100x more dense than Earth 's, stopping the Sun 's heat from ever escaping. Venus 's atmosphere also happens to be composed of about 95% of carbon dioxide, a well know greenhouse gas, and when coupled with an extremely dense atmosphere creates perpetual acid cloud coverage....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Planet, Sun]

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The Earth Is Forever Changing And Evolving

- The planet earth is forever changing and evolving. It is true the Earth’s resources are quickly running out as humans senselessly destroy natural ecosystems for personal benefits. The planet we have lived on all our lives has been depleted day after day in order to keep up with the population demands. But it iss time to say enough to the endless destruction and begin the reconstruction of Earth’s bountiful properties. The documentary, ‘No Impact Man’, demonstrated that living without non-essential products can be done....   [tags: Earth, Greenhouse gas, Carbon dioxide, Methane]

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The Solar System And The Earth

- Our Solar System, located in the Milky Way Galaxy, is divided into two parts, an Inner Solar System and an Outer Solar System. These two sections are divided by an asteroid belt, which lies between the planets of Mars and Jupiter. Within the Inner Solar System there are four terrestrial planets. They are, in order leading away from the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Each of these four planets are unique. Mercury’s surface geology is very comparable to that of Earth’s moon. It is a very dry, barren-looking landscape that is covered with impact craters from asteroids....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Earth, Planet, Solar System]

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Free Essays - A Difference in Values in The Good Earth

- A Difference in Values The House of Wang Lung rose in one generation from a family of poor farmers to a wealthy respected house in the novel The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. The dramatic change in social status causes the sons of Wang Lung to have different views and values from their father. His different treatment of each son also shapes each character. Although part of the same family the charachters demonstrate a difference in values. The father values the land, the youngest son values regognition, the middle son values wealth, and the eldest son values respect....   [tags: Earth]

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Planet Earth Pole And Pole

- ... They must hunt quickly before the ice melts and shifts so far that they can’t reach the seals. Summer brings twenty-four hours of sunlight to most of the high north. Most of the snow has melted from the Arctic tundra in northern Canada. The lack of snow allows almost three million caribous to migrate across Canada. Some of their herds travel almost two million miles a year to seek out fresh pastures, and it is the longest migration of any land animal. The vast herds do not travel alone during these migrations....   [tags: Earth, Sun, North Pole, South Pole]

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Earthquakes : The Dynamic Earth

- Earthquakes - The Dynamic Earth Precise definition of earthquakes: Earthquake is a natural disaster that occurs when two blocks of the earth suddenly slip past one another. The surface where they slip is called the fault, also known as the fault plane. The area below the earth’s surface where the earthquake starts is called the hypocentre, and the area above it on the surface is called the epicentre. More than a million earthquakes rattle the world each year. But, most are so small that they can only be detected by sensitive instruments called seismogram....   [tags: Earthquake, Plate tectonics, Earth, Love wave]

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Global Warming And Its Effect On Earth

- ... This climate change is affecting all matters of life, making the glaciers melt. A good percentage of the Earth’s fresh water is trapped in the glaciers and ice of the Arctic and Antarctic. In return, these glaciers are melting and increasing the amount of fresh water in the ocean. The fundamental reason more water in the ocean is bad that is water levels will rise and decrease the amount of land safe for human use. If all the glaciers were to melt, most major cities across the world could end up underwater and eventually be uninhabitable....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Climate, Precipitation]

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Carbon Dioxide And Its Effect On The Earth

- ... This is when the growing population started cutting down large areas of forests and burning more fossil fuels. The greatest increase of atmospheric temperature has occurred since 1975. A 2011 analysis of global temperature since 1750 done by Richard Muller and colleagues found that: • between 1906 and 2012 the average temperature has increased by 1.4°F • the first decade of the 21st century was the hottest decade since 1881, 2012 was the hottest year on record, and of the twelve hottest years on record eleven of them have occurred during the 21st century • glaciers are melting at an increasing rate and arctic sea ice has shrunk to its lowest record in 34 years • the worlds sea level r...   [tags: Global warming, Carbon dioxide, Earth]

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Global Warming And Its Effect On Earth

- Global Warming One of the biggest problems facing the world today is global warming. Global warming has an adverse effect on biodiversity and climatic conditions on earth. Numerous current developments clearly demonstrate that global warming has a direct impact on warming of land, rising sea levels, the melting of ice caps and other major climate changes all over the word. Man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) released in the atmosphere is one of the major factors leading to global warming disaster. Warming of Land One of the major impacts of global warming on earth is the warming of land....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas, Earth]

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Earth 's Structure And Plate Tectonics

- Chapter 3 is about Earth’s structure and plate tectonics. Earth’s interior is consists of four layers inner and outer core, mantle, and Earth’s crust. Each layer is thicker than the layer above. Millions of years ago Earth was as one continent, but eventually the continents have spread out from each other. Continents are floating in the ocean and constantly moving towards or away from one another. The movement of continents is due to plate tectonics about 1-15 centimeters a year. Different plates move at a different rate....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Earth, Ocean, Subduction]

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Motion of the Earth

- The Earth spins around an axis. The Earth takes (a bit more than) one day to go around once. This axis is pointing off somewhere in space. This axis (mostly) doesn’t move. At the same time, the Earth is orbiting the Sun. It takes (a bit more than) one year to go around once. The plane of the Earth’s orbit (mostly) doesn’t move. The spin axis of the Earth’s daily rotation is not perpendicular to the plane of the Earth’s orbit.It is tilted (approximately) 23.4 degrees. The angle of tilt (mostly) doesn’t change....   [tags: physics earth spin]

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A Better Earth

- The patient's condition is serious. Symptoms are multiple. His health is noxious. He has a fever, higher than ever before. Efforts to bring it down are not working. Poison has been found in body fluids. When symptoms are treated in one area, more pop up in other areas. If this were a usual patient, doctors would be inclined to declare the multiple sicknesses as chronic and terminal. Not knowing what else to do, they would just take steps to make the patient as comfortable as possible until the end came....   [tags: Earth Science]

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Humans Are Natural, But Would the Earth Be Better without Humans?

- Would the earth be better off without humans. The expected response from a member of today's society would be a resounding yes. However, those who are quick to come to such a conclusion may not be completely correct in their response. The world is a natural thing, with only earthly inhabitants, and so long as all of these inhabitants are of earthly origins, all are natural. We as humans are natural, and therefore any consequence of our existence, be it good or bad is natural. Now, this creates an extraordinarily broad realm of what is natural, but this point is essential to any argument for the existence of humans....   [tags: humanity, nature, earth, evolution,]

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The Power and Limitains of Women in This Earth Of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

- In the novel This Earth Of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, discrimination against social structure, race, and gender is apparent. The setting is in the Indies, or now called Indonesia. At that time, there are terms for different races in the book, which are “Native” indicating someone who is pure Indonesian, “Indo” a half European and half Indonesian, and “Pure Blood” or “European” when someone is pure European. An Indo and a Pure Blood receives more respect in society than a Native. Furthermore, European or Pure Blood is at the top of this social hierarchy, people who are European or Pure Blood receives the utmost respect in society....   [tags: This Earth Of Mankind]

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Analysis of M. Night Shyamalan´s After Earth

- “Danger is real, but fear is a choice.” As intriguing and captivating as this catch phrase sounds, the film as a whole may not fit that classification. While M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth (2013) is ineffective in reaching some of its audiences as anticipated, others seem to have enjoyed the movie thoroughly. The film opens with a promising story where humans are forced to escape a polluted Earth inhabited by an alien race that is trained to exterminate them and retreat to Nova Prime, a new home, to find refuge....   [tags: alien, human, earth, movie]

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Global warming: the human-accelerated assassin of Mother Earth

- There is an old proverb in Kabati, Kenya claiming that people should strive to be like the moon. This means that people should always be on their best behavior and be good to others. We complain when there is too much sun and it gets unbearably hot, or when it rains too much or is cold. But, no one grumbles when the moon shines. Maybe this saying should not be so limited as to only pertain to being good to people. Maybe we, as a people, should be on our best behavior when caring for the planet, our only home....   [tags: climate, atmosphere, earth]

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Global Warming And Its Effects On The Earth

- There are many misconceptions and delusions about what global warming is and how it affects the planet and the life on it. Many skeptics and borderline critics have claimed that global warming is a hoax or a conspiracy by the government. Others say global warming is caused by the sun or the Earth going through cycles of warming and cooling, but contrary to all their beliefs, global warming is a growing issue and is negatively affecting the Earth. So far, scientific and statistical data has shown highly conclusive evidence that weather patterns, animal migration patterns and arctic melting patterns are linked to global warming....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Fossil fuel, Carbon dioxide]

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Earth Is The Planet From The Sun And The Densest Planet

- Earth is the third planet from the sun and the densest planet in our Milky Way Galaxie. Earth has a radius of 3,959 miles and the age of 4.54 billion years. The distance from the earth to the sun has shown to be approximately 92,960,000 miles. The Earth is divided into several layers which have a variety of chemical and seismic properties (depths in km): 0-40 Crust 40-400 Upper mantle 400-650 Transition region 650-2700 Lower mantle 2700-2890 D" layer 2890-5150 Outer core 5150-6378 Inner Core The crust varies in thickness throughout earth....   [tags: Earth, Solar System, Sun, Planet]

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The Effects Of Climate Change On The Earth 's Temperature

- Climate Change can result from both natural events and human activities. Some examples of natural causes of climate change are volcanic eruptions, ocean currents, solar variations, and earth’s orbital changes. Some examples of human activities are fossil fuels, warming of temperature due to industrialization, and deforestation of tropical rainforests. Factors of climate change can change and vary naturally over time. The issue of the fast increase in earth’s temperature over the past years is one of global importance and disputed origin....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Earth, Global warming]

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Global Warming Is The Increase Of Earth 's Temperature

- Anthony Mr. Sanders English 235 5, March, 2015 Global Warming What is global warming. Global warming is Global warming is the increase of earth 's temperature which has been caused by the concentration in greenhouse gasses which are absorbing energy from earth 's surface (Freedman, Et Al.). Since global warming has been an major issue since the late 19th century and it is getting worse, we must act as a nation and as a whole world....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Climate change]

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The Earth Is Only Planet On Which Life Exists

- The earth is only planet on which life exists. 7.125 billion people live in an area of 196.9 million sq. miles (510.1 million km²) “Google”. On that total area, water covers approximately about ¾ percent of the Earth 's surface. On remaining ¼ percent, deserts, forests, and mountains take about a half percent of that remaining land, on which permanent human settlement is almost impossible. Which means we have very less habitable lands. In that small piece of land we need habitat for all human beings, roads, schools, hospitals, agricultural fields, parks, and other basic things....   [tags: World population, Human, Agriculture, Earth]

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Fossil Fuel usage Destroying Earth's Environment

- It’s a common problem everybody has at least a teeny bit of care for: “Fossil Fuel Usage Destroying Earth’s Environment!” Thus, scientists have proposed many alternative fuels useable in place of fossil fuels. However, it seems none of these alternative fuels come without a drawback of some kind. Which, if any, alternative fuel is truly practical and an effective substitute, yet safe for the environment. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, people began to fear for what would happen should the world’s supply of fossil fuels run dry (Sustainable)....   [tags: Sensible Fuels,Natural Resources, Earth]

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Triumph Over Nature in The Good Earth

- Triumph Over Nature in The Good Earth     The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck, is a tale of a farmer who rises from a commoner to a wealthy land owner. The setting is pre-Revolutionary China, sometime in the 20th century. The story is one of a farmer who becomes a wealthy man through hard work while facing droughts and floods. He becomes very rich, but forgets his true love, the earth, which got him to where he was. The mood of the story is serious. Droughts and floods affect the outcome of crops, which in turn, affect the people who need them to survive....   [tags: The Good Earth]

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The Role of Women in Giants in the Earth

- The Role of Women in Giants in the Earth    Peter Mangus Hagen, a large Swedish immigrant carpenter, pushed back his chair, rose from the end of the long dining table in their kitchen, and announced, "And now for my dessert--."  He walked the length of the table past his thirteen children to the other end, bent his large frame down, and tenderly kissed his wife Maggie, who was fifteen years his junior and mother of those thirteen.   As he pulled himself to his naturally erect stance, he proceeded to thank her for her labor in preparing an excellent meal and in caring for their home and their thirteen children.   This conclusion to the meal was as much a ritual as was the blessing...   [tags: Giants in the Earth Essays]

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Portrayal of Women in The Good Earth

- Portrayal of Women in The Good Earth The Good Earth focuses around the life of a Chinese peasant, Wang Lung, who struggles to overcome a poverty-stricken life. The accounts of Wang Lung's life portray traditional China. One prominent aspect of this story is how women were depicted in society. The role of women in China is woven throughout the novel. Depending on their social status, each female character within the novel gives readers a different perspective of a woman's role during this period....   [tags: Good Earth Essays]

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Children’s Conceptions of the Earth: Scientific or Inconsistent/Non-Scientific

- Aim of this study was to investigate children’s scientific view of the earth, aged between 5-6 years and 8-9 years, and different mode of questions, open and forced-choice questions, elicited different responses in terms of scientific or inconsistent/non-scientific concepts of the earth. One hundred and twenty-eight children were asked to draw picture of and answer questions about the earth. The finding indicated children, aged 5-6 years, made more inconsistent/non-scientific and fewer scientific responses, whereas children, aged 8-9 years, made more scientific responses and fewer inconsistent/non-scientific responses....   [tags: Children, Earth, science,]

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The Good Earth Point of View

- The Good Earth Point of View The Good Earth is a third-person narrative, but the story it tells is Wang Lung's. Everything that happens is described as he experiences it and as it affects him. The narrator explains Wang Lung's thoughts and feelings but almost never those of other characters. You understand them through their words and actions. This is obviously a rather limiting way of telling a story. In staying strictly within Wang Lung's experience, the narrator can't be all-knowing....   [tags: Good Earth Essays]

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Climate Change : Global Average Earth 's Climate

- ... To balance the energy is absorbed, the Earth must emit an average back into space the same amount of energy. Because the Earth is much colder from the Sun, it radiates energy at much longer wavelengths, primarily in the infrared spectrum. Much of this thermal radiation emitted by land and ocean is absorbed by the atmosphere, including clouds, and radiated back to Earth. This phenomenon is called the greenhouse effect. Glass walls reduce greenhouse flow of air and increase the temperature inside the greenhouse....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas, Earth, Atmosphere]

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The Anarchist Journal, Mother Earth

- "This version of Mother Earth was an anarchist periodical aimed at bringing up progressive issues, and discuss these. It was in circulation among people in the radical community in the United States from 1933 - 1934." -- Wikipedia Repeatedly in history, conceptions of nature have served as ideological justifications for political theory. The most obvious example is the Hobbesian state of nature against which even the most oppressive government appears perfectly legitimate....   [tags: Mother Earth Essays]

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Global Warming Is An Threat Of The Earth And Future Generations

- ... This would be beneficial because children will explore the information when they go on field trips and adults will get to learn too whether they are with their children or not. If children are educated about the topic they will most likely have a better impact on the environment than the generations before them and continue to make the Earth better throughout their lives. Education about how to help the environment is already being implemented during every day lives of people. There is a national Earth Day on April 22 every year....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Climate change, Climate]

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Bill Mckibben 's Eaarth : The Earth Is Becoming A Planet

- ... This may be true but earth offers a few opportunities and solutions to make the world we live on a suitable place for generations to come. The global change is currently unavoidable because it has already begun. We live on a planet where resources are very scarce and we are struggling to keep the world in tact. A very small transformation of our planet earth will cost over trillions of dollars. Changing our energy systems will be the biggest challenge that the country has to encounter. Our biggest economic crisis will be the endless economic growth of our planet that we take advantage of each and everyday by damaging it and degrading it....   [tags: Earth, Global warming, World population, Human]

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Finding Fulfillment in The Good Earth

- Finding Fulfillment in The Good Earth         The Good Earth is a novel written by Pearl S. Buck. It is set in China and on the day of Wang Lung's marriage. Wang Lung is a poor peasant farmer whose love for the land sustains him through the difficult times of his life. He married a slave from the great house, and he moves from a poor, humble, country farmer to a wealthy, respected, landowning patriarch. He moves into the house that he bought his wife from, and dies content with his faith in the good earth....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays]

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The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

- The Good Earth Essay      The Good Earth by Pearl Buck provides an excellent form of archetypal structure. It shows how nature is clean and pure, while the mechanistic world is corrupt and evil. There are many ways that it can be proven, yet only three are really stressed throughout the novel. The three stressed throughout the novel the entire time are, nature providing, money corrupting, and how the law of the land is the only right way. That was why, in The Good Earth, the archetypal structure, nature versus the mechanistic world was portrayed throughout the entire novel....   [tags: The Good Earth Pearl S Buck]

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Themes of The Good Earth

- Themes of The Good Earth The theme of this novel is not a complicated one. The author is trying to show how a family can rise from poverty to a position of wealth. However, the rise in itself is not the crucial element; the background against which this rise takes place is more important. Wang Lung lives in an era of change. China has been a backward country in many respects. Her principal fault, however, was the existence of two distinct classes of people - the rich and the poor....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays]

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The Effects Of Global Warming On The Earth 's Natural Geological Cycle

- Earth is the only planet with the capability to create and sustain life. Through out the planets 1.4 billion years of history, there have been ice ages and warm periods. Currently, the Earth is experiencing the most rapidly increasing changing warm period in recorded history. It is clear from scientific data that the reason for this increase in temperature is due to the increase in greenhouse gases found in the atmosphere. Ever since greenhouse gases were identified in the atmosphere, its presence has been tracked....   [tags: Climate change, Global warming, Earth]

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The Ecological Footprint Survey Of The Earth 's Ecosystems And The Amount Of Natural Capital

- ... Climate change is a long term change in the Earth’s climate, especially sue to the increase in the average atmospheric temperature. This increase in the average temperature is global warming and that global warming causes corresponding changes in climate. Climate change and global warming are basically a cause and effect. If the atmospheric temperature goes up, it causes climate change. This project is related to climate change because when you use electricity to light or heat up your home it causes greenhouse gas emissions....   [tags: Global warming, Greenhouse gas, Earth]

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Summary of Now and On Earth by Jim Thompson

- Summary of Now and On Earth by Jim Thompson Jim Thompson's Now and On Earth tells the story of a family's struggles in San Diego, California. The story was based between 1930 and 1942, which was World War Two as well as the great depression. James Dillon is the main character, he struggles with money as well as his family. He lives with his mother, as well as his wild family who never seems to calm down. James has many struggles, he doesn't make enough money to properly fund his family. They are always strapped for cash, and James has an addiction to alcohol....   [tags: Jim Thompson Now On Earth]

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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

- The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck I. Description. The book I am reading is called "The Good Earth". It is written by the wonderful author Pearl S. Buck. The book is three hundred and fifty seven pages long. The book is about Wang Lung who is a young and poor farmer who is living in China during the time signs of modernization are appearing but the Chinese culture is remaining deeply connected to ancient traditions and customs. When Wang Lung approaches age to be married his father. He approaches the local Hwang family to ask if they have a spare slave who could marry his son....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth]

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Giants In The Earth by Ole Edvart Rølvaag

- Giants In The Earth by Ole Edvart Rølvaag I think this book is a very interesting story. I have never read a western before much less one about foreigners. To begin with, I thought Per Hansa was a man of action and a natural pioneer. Throughout the story he showed optimism and great courage in the face of hardship. To me he seems very intelligent, strong, and a natural leader in his community and throughout the story he seemed to succeed at almost everything he did. When it comes to his wife, Beret, it's a different story; unlike her husband she cannot endure life on the prairie....   [tags: Giants Earth Analysis]

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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

- In the novel, The Good Earth, written by Pearl S. Buck, Wang Lung proves himself to be a successful person. Wang Lung starts out as a poor peasant, but overcomes starvation, droughts, and bandit tribes to prosper and become wealthy enough to live in the former great House of Hwang. Wang Lung achieved fame from everyone around him. At the beginning of the novel, Wang Lung wasn't well-known. Everyone thought of him as a poor, naive farmer. By the time Wang Lung achieved his goal of becoming wealthy and owning an abundance of land, everyone knew who he was....   [tags: Good Earth Pearl Buck]

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The Good Earth Style

- The Good Earth Style Pearl Buck's style in The Good Earth has been compared to old Chinese novels. Actually, it is a simple, direct narrative style. There are no complicated techniques such as cut-back or stream of consciousness. The narrative moves along smoothly towards its conclusion. By the same token there are no complicated subplots or subthemes. Wang Lung is the central character; the actions of all the other characters relate directly to him. No one in the story performs any action which is independent of the main action....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays]

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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

- The Good Earth With every passing minute there are teenagers growing into adults who think they might want to get married someday. In a matter of time, some of these couples will then want to start a family of their own. These children will become their responsibility and there will be no way of knowing if they will accomplish their life dreams or if they will have to fight to keep their family together. In the novel, The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck tells a story of a farmer that fights to make a financially stable life for his family....   [tags: The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck]

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The Metamorphosis of Wang Lung in The Good Earth

- Many times, changes in wealth and family can alter one's attitude completely. In The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, the main character, Wang Lung displays a perfect example of this change. Between his first visit to the House of Hwang (when he went to receive O-lan) and his second visit at New Year's (when he brings O-lan and the child to visit), Wang Lung changes from a modest, apprehensive farmer into a proud, rich man. Wang Lung's family, his family's increased wealth, and the House of Hwang's diminishing wealth are all responsible for the changes in Wang Lung's attitude between his first and second visits to the House of Hwang....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays]

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The Good Earth By Pearl S. Buck : Women 's Social Status

- ... He believes that women are to be controlled and toyed with because women are not of importance in society. Wang Lung treats O-Lan like more of a servant than a lifelong partner. As a woman in society, O-Lan works hard every day in the house and on the field, harvesting and then returning home to take care of the family. Right after O-Lan gives birth to their first child, Wang Lung forced her to go back to work. "Wang Lung perceived one day that again she was a child, his first thought was of irritation, that during the harvest she would be unable to work....   [tags: Social class, Woman, Gender, The Good Earth]

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The Milankovitch Theory—Earth’s Climate through Time

- In the nineteen-teens, as World War I raged across Europe, Milutin Milankovic, a Serbian astronomer and prisoner of war, was busy computing the gravitational force of planets like Jupiter on the Earth’s tilt and orbit. He had an idea that the amount of solar radiation that reaches higher latitudes could trigger an ice age or warm up the Earth. He believed that slow changes in the Earth’s orbit contributed to the amount of solar radiation reaching a particular latitude. By the end of the war, his first paper was published on the subject, and he began to expand upon his initial ideas....   [tags: physics earth planet]

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Love and Destruction in Alice Hoffman's Here on Earth

- Love and Destruction in Alice Hoffman's Here on Earth Dangerous love was an attraction for March in Alice Hoffman's Here on Earth. The story suggests that her love is pure from the beginning and that she could only love her counter part Hollis. The twist and turns that this novel brings shows the doom that falls upon March and Hollis's relationship. The affection grows to lust and then to a need for their bodies. March and Hollis's need for the love of each other lead to each of their destructions....   [tags: Hoffman Here on Earth Essays]

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Third Cinema in China: Yellow Earth

- Third Cinema in China: Yellow Earth What is identified as 'excess' in Western cinematic experience is, therefore, precisely where we locate Third World cinema. -Teshome Gabriel The possibility of a Third Cinema in China is encouraged with Chen Kaige's 1984 film Yellow Earth. Drawing upon Teshome Gabriel's framework, a working definition of Third Cinema is possible in the case of Chinese cinema. The "fifth generation" of China's film-makers is credited in making films such as Yellow Earth, Farewell my Concubine, and The Blue Kite, as well as Raise the Red Lantern and Red Sorghum....   [tags: China Cinema Movies Yellow Earth Essays]

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Global Warming Is The Increase Of The Earth 's Overall Atmospheric Temperature Caused By Greenhouse Effect

- Dorian Carr 6 July 2016 English 12AA Senior project: Background paper Global warming is the increase of the earth’s overall atmospheric temperature caused by greenhouse effect. If you think of how humans have a core body temperature that rises maybe when you have a fever or are exercising that same thing goes for the earth in a way. So keeping that in mind global warming is like me or you being sick but on a planetary scale, at least that’s how I think of it. Earth is sick because of the simple things we do in our everyday life, a lot has to do with the fossil fuel we’ve been burning on a daily bases dating back to the industrial revolution....   [tags: Global warming, Carbon dioxide, Earth]

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James Still's River of Earth: A Neglected American Masterpiece

- James Still's River of Earth: A Neglected American Masterpiece   James Still's River of Earth is a novel about life in Appalachia just before the Depression. Furthermore it is a novel about the struggles of the mountain people since the settlement of their region. However great it may be at depicting Appalachia's mountain people and culture, though, Still's novel has remained mostly invisible compared to other novels of the period which depict poor white southern life, such as John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath and Erskine Caldwell's God's Little Acre (Olson 87)....   [tags: James Still River of Earth Essays]

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The Good Earth: Family Structure in Rural China

-     Most critiques of The Good Earth are preoccupied with the authentic quality of the novel, and while the Western critiques praise it as a novel based on facts, the Chinese hold a different view. Kang Younghill, a Chinese man, in reference to the image Pearl Buck created of China, stated that "it is discouraging to find that the novel works toward confusion, not clarification" (Kang 368). This statement illuminates Kang's feelings that the details, which Buck had presented as factual in the novel, were contrary to the actual life of the Chinese....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays]

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Evil in Byron's Dramas: Manfred, Cain, Heaven and Earth, The Deformed Transformed.

- The Conception of Evil in Byron's Dramas: Manfred, Cain, Heaven and Earth, The Deformed Transformed.              The depictions of and ideas about evil in Byron's dramas Cain, The Deformed Transformed, Heaven and Earth and Manfred are fairly common between the four texts. On the basic level, evil is seen as a force opposite to good, which all humans have the potential for. Only some humans express this potential, and their downfall into evil is often brought about by temptation, usually from a divine being....   [tags: Heaven and Earth Essays]

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When Heaven And Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip

- In the book When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip, Le Ly was just one of many peasants trying to survive during war time. Survival meant having to make some hard decisions; decisions that may make peasants go against their roots. However, as we see Le Ly do throughout the book, peasants do not completely abandon their family traditions. Le Ly was very close to her father and kept everything he taught her in mind while she made some difficult choices. "My father taught me to love god, my family, our traditions, and the people we could not see: our ancestors" (ix)....   [tags: Hayslip Heaven Earth Changed]

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The Character of O-lan in Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth

- The Character of O-lan in Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth depicts the journey of a Chinese farmer and his family in the early twentieth century. It begins with the protagonist, Wang Lung, marrying a servant, O-lan, from a neighboring rich house. They start a family in their small country town, and endure grueling times, including droughts, floods, and war. Wang Lung and O-lan work as hard as horses to ensure their family's survival. The family's persistence finally prevails, and the land eventually produces great riches....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays]

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The Creation Of The Earth

- When Europeans first arrived in America did they imagine that hidden among the trees were civilized cultures or did they think they stumbled upon forests full of savages. Unfortunately for the Native Americans the Europeans appear to have assumed the latter when the natives may have more in common with them than they thought. For Example native Americans have mythical tales that told how the earth was made that in some ways were similar to Genesis from the bible, not only that but the Iroquois for example have a similar constitution to the United States....   [tags: United States Constitution, United States]

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The Elements Of The Earth

- The elements of the earth have been essential to human survival and have played a major role on how humanity came to be and where it stands today. Natural elements, and substances (such as ash) had many roles in early cultures, forming early belief systems through their symbolism at the basis of major religions. The symbolism of water, fire and ashes can bee seen between Christianity, Judaism and Aboriginal Spirituality through rituals and practices. Through these rituals and practices, connections can be made as they are all seen as holy, God-given or have played an important role in human survival for thousands of years....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, God, Judaism]

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The Extinction Of The Earth

- ... Because technology had rapidly advanced, people were clamoring for more stuff, which led to higher consumption up and down the supply chain and caused the deforestation across the country. Because of the increased need for resources, Earth Overshoot Day has moved to an earlier point each year, with overshoot day coming on August 13 in 2015 (Global Footprint Network). Since the day keeps moving up, more resources need to be gathered, which leads to more habitat loss. In the past 40 years alone, more of the Amazon rainforest has destroyed than in the entire 450 preceding years (Wallace)....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species]

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The Salt Of The Earth

- ... This is very similar to what happened to African American’s after slavery. When they were forced into sharecropping to support their families. Companies that hold that kind of power over their employees are apt to abuse that power. They can increase prices on goods in their stores or evict them from their company owned homes. As they tried and failed to do to Esparanza and Ramon, to punish them for the strike. The situation is a conflict of interest. A company that can withhold living necessities like food and shelter, to control their employees, will always do what is best for the company....   [tags: Husband, Marriage, Gender role, Wife]

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The Planet Of The Earth

- Our planet, the Earth, is the third planet from the Sun, and usually is known as the Blue Planet. Its location in the Solar System and the particular characteristic of being the only planet with abundant water, have made possible the development of life here. Thousands of millions of years ago, the first living organisms evolved from a non-living matter, and since then the Earth has been inhabited by many different species. Those, who have dedicated their research to study and classify living organisms, best known as taxonomists, have divided them into categories, taking as a definition pattern the principal features of each species....   [tags: Bacteria, Eukaryote, Plant, Cell]

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What Is The Earth?

- How would you answer this question; how important is the Earth to you. Coming from a perspective as an environmental science major and a dream to save the world and give all the terrestrial, aviary, and marine life a second chance, the Earth is truly important and is our home. Not the artificial house you drive to and live in but the actual place you reside; the Earth. Once you lose feelings and become careless, dreadful consequences will take place. Look at global warming today as well as the deforestation and the massive extinction going on now where about 200-2000 species will be going extinct each year....   [tags: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori]

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