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  • Rhetorical Techniques Used In Peter Peterson's Hot Pot Fire

    During the summer of 2016, I fought wildland fire for the Weiser Ranger District of the Payette National Forest in Idaho. I worked on a type four heavy engine, E-421. As a firefighter, I was able to witness climate change and increasing fire activity first hand on an off forest assignment to Midas, Nevada. It was there where my module was the first to respond to the Hot Pot Fire. In a little under 36 hours, the Hot Pot Fire spread 123,000 acres. It claimed an abandoned ranch and almost consumed an entire town, six occupied ranches, and a mine. Its ferocity was truly unbelievable. The flames spread like water on the ground. The fire even created its own weather head, causing it to roll across the rangeland at 45 miles per hour. Fires of this…

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  • Should Environmentalists Continue To Be Alarmists?

    should continue be alarmists to the public. One side is presented by Paul Farrell whom feels through Diamond’s 12 global time bombs yes they should. The other side thinking no they should not is presented by Ronald Bailey who believes Farrell leaves out some important details regarding each one of the 12 global time bombs. The 12 global time bombs that were covered between the both of them are: Overpopulation Multiplier, Population Impact Multiplier, Food, Water, Farmland, Forests, Toxic…

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  • Deforestation In South America Essay

    Food and Agriculture Organization, an estimated 16 million acres of forest are being lost each year globally to deforestation (FAO 5). Contributing factors include agricultural expansion, logging, development, and other human activities. In order to put this into perspective, the World Wildlife Fund describes this as an equivalent to forty-eight football fields of forest being lost every minute (WWF 1). This is alarming, because even though for many of us, major forest systems seem as though…

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  • Rhetoric Of Deforestation Essay

    image consists primarily of a forest shaped like a pair of lungs, with part of the forest/lung gone. The color scheme has been changed in the area where the forest has been cut down. The colors shift from a deep green to a dark brown. In the case of the forest, this shift symbolizes death, provoking an incredibly emotional response from the viewer. This response is most effective because the forest is shaped like a pair of lungs, and the “death” area of the…

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  • Dark Side Of Deforestation Essay

    live in forests and are steadily losing their habitats to deforestation? Deforestation happens for a number of reasons and causes biodiversity to decline. As biodiversity declines, animals are dying and relocating because their ecosystem is becoming unstable. Some of the species in forests are unidentified species, others vast webs of plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria. Deforestation causes many damaging effects to the Earth. Among these effects, destroying animal habitats is one of the…

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  • Causes And Effects Of Deforestation

    Deforestation refers to act of cutting down or burning trees in forests in order to make land to serve building activities or farming. According to Angelsen in 1995, deforestation meanings destruction or loss of vegetation, from losing completely or permanently to changing gradually in the economical component (Angelsen 1995). In fact, in the world, there are roughly 300 km hectares of forests being cut down and approximately 13 million hectares disappearing annually (International Union for the…

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  • Tropical Rainforest Essay

    rainforests are water, soil, and rocks. The Amazon is home of one of the most famous rivers in the world. The Amazon River! The Amazon River is 4,345 miles long! The Amazon River is actually home to the Amazon River Dolphin. Yes, a dolphin! These dolphins are also known as the Inia geoffrensis, or the pink river dolphin. They grow to be about 8.2 feet long. The soil in rainforests are quite bad, since there’s so much rain. The soil lacks calcium and potassium, and it’s an acidic, red clay soil.…

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  • Ap Biology Chapter 5 Study Guide

    0Chapter four Discussion: 4.1 Point Counts By restraining the recording of species to a 10- 50m fixed radius when in dense forest at kamwala 1 forest, it allows the subtraction the certain bias, such as, the highly vocal forest species; White bellied Go Away bird and Tropical Bulbul, as well as those species which ‘generally’ occur above the canopy (for example; forest raptors). The most widespread species to occur across all the count areas (map 1) were Common Bulbul, Orange ground thrush…

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  • Effects Of Littering

    our cleanup in Mystic Vale, a forest southeast of the University of Victoria’s campus. My group—which consisted of Cole, Matt and Jed—aimed to influence others by eliminating the garbage in the forest, which would make others less inclined to litter. Although we face many challenges throughout the term, in the end we made a difference in the cleanliness of the trail, which is why we deem our project to be successful. In this essay, I will address the effects of litter in forests, why waste…

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  • Deforestation Reflection Reflection

    Reflection - 1 The image is a photo of a forest that has been clearly cut down. Earlier, the land was captured by greenery. The remaining parts of the logs clearly suggest that. But now the land is barren and left to its misery. The point at the issue is that deforestation is the biggest threat to the survival of human beings. Mary, Philip, and Sameer are three participants who are basically from New Zealand, Ireland, and India. The first question investigates what does deforestation really…

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