Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Exploration 8

My favorite speech from the Nobel speeches was A Planetary Emergency (2007). This issue affects our world because we only have one planet to live on, and if we abuse it by not taking care of it then we are doomed for survival. Al Gore talks about how our society is destroying the Earth by polluting the atmosphere. He states, "so today, we dumped another 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet, as if it were an open sewer. And tomorrow, we will dumb a slightly larger amount, with the cumulative concentrations now trapping more and more heat from the sun". I believe that some things have been done in order to solve this problem. For example. most car companies are coming out with hybrid vehicles that are more environmental friendly. Something that I believe needs to be done is regulations on factories that pollute our air. These steps will hopefully improve global warming.


Jenna said...

I completely agree with the factories being regulated a lot closer. The rules they have to abide by are not checked on and controlled well enough now.

cnewell said...

I also agree that we are making improvements with regards to global warming. More and more car companies are offering hybrids, but I still don't think they are at a reasonable price. Until environment-friendly cars are produced at a price that's affordable to every consumer, this problem will never be solved completely.