The Collapse Of Western Civilization : A View From The Future

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What has the world come to? In 2393, life is completely different, and Earth is barely able to sustain the lives it protects. In “The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From the Future”, written by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, the audience is taken on a literary journey to the end of the world. The figurative language and imaginative scenes that fill the imagination help support the evidence of the decaying Earth.
The Collapse of Western Civilization essentially talks about the end of the world and how Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4) are being released in to the atmosphere, due to the usage of fossil fuels and planetary waste sinks. This usage and pollution creates such extreme emissions of Carbon Dioxide and Methane that the Earth starts to gradually warm up, which coins the term “global warming”. Through out the text, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway explain how significant evidence of global warming was shown all through out Earth’s history, never being acted upon, with the first initial signs showing up during the Industrial Revolution. When countries all over the world started to become more are more populated, they began to industrialize. Thus, becoming increasingly reliant on the usage of fossil fuels. The Industrial Revolution led to more pollution in the planetary environment, due to coal combustion, fossil fuel combustion, deforestation, and agricultural techniques. (Pg2.) In 2393, the Earth is described in a completely different matter that…

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