Monday, October 17, 2011
Blog #15 Micahel Parente
I decided to choose my topic as global warming, and then I searched in Google “blogs on global warming. I found many blogs and here are some of them. In the first blog there were many authors of my fist blog but Joe Romm edited all of the entries and also wrote a couple of post. There wasn’t a specific argument being made it just seemed to be information on global working. The blog appealed to the reader because there were cool charts like “2000-2010 US Newspaper Coverage of Climate Change or Global Warming”(Romm). Identifying how many articles per year big newspaper companies had about global warming. This blog is different because it had many different authors but they all go through the same editor and that is what it think is unique.
Andrew Burger wrote the second blog. The article was about how people who are anti global warming will do anything to get you on their side. Burger back up his point by bringing up how Arctic sea ice and how it is affecting Australian water supplies because the temperature is rising, “Australia’s Federal Department of Climate Change predicts average temperatures will rise 0.6 and 2.9 degrees Celsius by 2050” (Burger). I think that this blog is cool because there are some interesting graphs that show the Arctic ice decreasing. This blog is different because it is more focused on showing that global warming is real and applying it to today’s society.
Next article I found was about global warming and its link to ocean heat. The only name for the author was, Gavin. The article was about a study that noticed the relationship between heat of the water in the ocean and the depth at which the temperature was warmer/cooler. They concluded that the warmer water was due to a radioactive imbalance. This article didn’t appeal to me that much because it was hard to understand with all the scientific information. With that being said, also I think that is was makes this article different is all the scientific information.
The last article I found was about billion dollar green challenges, this article was written by Mark Orlowski. This article was about the benefits of using solar panels and how they save money and the environment. The article uses ethos a lot,
“Solar panels adorning the tops of Harvard buildings. A bright, towering wind turbine on the St. Olaf campus. Libraries and dormitories chock full of blue recycling options and even composting bins inside the dining halls, at the University of Washington.”(Orlowski).
This shows the ethical approach showing how all these schools are going green. I think this article differs because it really touches home since I am a college student and any way to stave money is a big deal.
Posted by Michael Parente at 12:30 AM