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Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit By: Al Gore

For Honors Biology

Jessica Sizer

on 4 January 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By: Al Gore Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit Main Idea The Earth's environment is struggling because of humans. The only way the environment will get better is if people put aside their differences, and come together to fix the problem. There are solutions to fix the Earth's environment. Correcting the environment will be beneficial to every organism on the planet, including humans. Main Points 1. Environmental Problems New Vocabulary Ubiquitously- existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time New Information 1. The Amazon Forest in Brazil that is being destroyed has more species of birds in one square mile than all of the species that exist in North America Personal Reaction About Me: Jessica Sizer Golf
Walk my dog
Go for runs
Go shopping
Spend time with my friends I like to... My Future... Join the Army National Guard
Go to Syracuse University
Major: Broadcast Journalism Minor: Political Science
Be a News Anchor on the Today Show, NBC, or CNN (Not FoxNews)
Marry someone that has a well paying, white collar job
Write a book
Own a Volvo S60, Audi A4, Mercedes Benz C300, Lexus GS, Mini Cooper, a Hummer H2, and a Porsche 911 Turbo at the same time My Favorites... Sport team- The Bruins
Athletes- David Krejci and Adam Scott
Songs- "Hot" by Avril Lavigne
"Superman" by Taylor Swift
TV Shows- The "TODAY" Show, "Pretty Little Liars", "Dance Moms" and "How I Met Your Mother"
Movies- G.I. Joe, Iron Man, The Proposal, and Morning Glory Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit By: Al Gore Published: June, 1992 Thesis Recommendation Evaluation APA Citation Edifice- any large, complex system or organization. Discordant- structurally unconformable Crescendos- a steady increase in force or intensity Impetus- a moving force; impulse; stimulus Qualitative- pertaining to or concerned with quality This book relates to this course because: a section of the course is focused on ecology
the book of the course is "An Ecological Approach"
covers population growth Other Related Courses Political Science
Theology This is a good book for someone who: wants a more in depth look at ecology
wants to know more about factors effecting the enviroment
is interested in global warming
wants to hear a politician's point of view
wants a solution 1. Agreed with his ideas "What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all of our tomorrows." — Alexandra Stoddard "We know the science, we see the threat, and we know the time for action is now." — Arnold Schwarzenegger I gave this book 3.5 stars 1 star is the lowest and 5 stars is the highest It read really slowly Was not redundant Al Gore is a great person Evident he cares deeply about this Dreadfully long Many graphics made it more enjoyable He felt this is one of the most pressing issues
Wants people from all nations of the world to come together to fix it
Feels like fixing the environment should be a common denominator
Political parties should not interfere with it 2. Global Marshall Plan is a good idea 2. Global Marshall Plan: 5 Goals
Finding ways to control population
Creating technology to help the environment
Making negotiations with other countries to find agreements
Taking a closer look on where money goes and how it will effect the environment
Coming up with new ways to educate people about the issues It is important for people to be more informed
It is important for everybody to be on the same page with the same goals
Population control would help because more people means more resources are being used that could damage the environment
New technology would mean that more resources could be saved
The less money being spent on other issues could be used to help the environment 2. What is Effecting the Environment 3. Things that Can Help the Environment Global Warming
Natural Resources
Use of natural resources
Too much bad emissions
Waste Global Marshall Plan
Everybody helping
More efficient technology
More electric cars
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