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A Review of the History of Climate Change from a Secular and Religious Perspective in A Political Theology of Climate Change, a Book by Michael Northcott
Book Review In his 2013 work, A Political Theology of Climate Change, Michael Northcott discusses the history of climate change from a secular and religious point of view. Furthermore, he discusses climate change’s relationship to capitalism, the devastations of fossil fuels, and the inefficacy of national governments. To...
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A History of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol
The 1997 Kyoto Protocol In the late ‘90s much of the developing world became concerned with a problem that had not gotten too much attention before- climate change. An international treaty known as the Kyoto Protocol was developed in 1997 in Kyoto, Japan when party leaders from around the globe met at a conference for the...
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A Case Study Analysis of the Important Issue of the Protection of Marine Environment
Not Enough Fish in the Sea Protection of marine environment takes place around the world, but in the 1960s, the United States began environmental protection and by 1972, marine conservation began. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Marine Protection and Sanctuaries Act (MPSA) began the movement and...
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An Overview of the Nisyros Volcano in Cos Caldera, Greece
Nisyros is a stratovolcano which is located on the Cos caldera, the east edge of the Aegean Arch with its active volcanoes Methana, Milos, Santorini. The Nisyros volcano is the most active remain of the Cos caldera that exploded aprox. 150.000 years ago. A Magma chamber below Nisyros is only 3-4 km deep and still rising up....
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A Solution for the Traffic Congestion in the City of San Antonio
Popular cities throughout the United States relate to at least one prevalent obstacle: nightmarish traffic congestion. Each and every year, while sitting in city traffic, billions of gallons of crude oil are discarded and innumerable hours of personal free time is gone. San Antonio is no exclusion to this undesired circumst...
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A Comparison of the Concerns in The Peripheral Canal and Twin Tunnel Water Projects
The Peripheral Canal and Twin Tunnels Projects: Differences and Similarities Over Time in Water Project Concerns While I was first researching the Twin Tunnels project, I came upon
the "Stop The Tunnels" FAQ page, which early on simply stated the
following: "The project is similar to the previo...
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The Issue of US Military's Reliance on Fossil Fuels
U.S. Military Orders Less Dependence on Fossil Fuels By Elisabeth Rosenthal, New York Times, October 4th, 2010 As an extremely recent attack on a NATO fuel convoy demonstrates, our military’s reliance on fossil fuels is a big concern amo...
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The Effects of Austin's Rapid Modernization on the Environment
Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States since 2000 and has seen a twenty percent increase in population over the past years. Directly correlating with the rapid growth of the city’s population, is the increase of construction and urbanization of buildings, interstates, roads, and other types of infr...
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The Paris Climate Deal Set the Precedence for the Use of Solar Energy
In today’s society, finding ways to feed humanity’s insatiable energy need is a significant issue facing global leaders. Furthermore, the issue not only centers around finding a viable energy source, but one must also consider the impact of the usage of various energy sources. For example, fossil fuels are notoriously known...
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Western Environmentalism and Amazonian Indians
It is not inaccurate to say that historically, first-world individuals have often used third world peoples in order to further propagate their ideals, or to increase their economic gain. The interaction between the “civilized” Westerners and Amazonian Indians is no different. As environmentalism took root in Western society...
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