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This has been a good experience

Well, I do not know if Dr. Findling is going to keep this blog open or close it and then open it later for future students but I thought it would be interesting if you guys could share what you have learned and experienced in this summer class. The first weeks of this course I was like what is this? I hope this course does not make my summer boring. But in my opinion, I have learned and improved lots of things. The way I interpret information about nature and the relationship between the environment and man is more broad now. I judge things with a wiser perspective. Besides this, I also learned things that I did not know about global warming and climate change. I did not actually believe in climate change (like most people) before this course, but after all the things that I have read from the books infinite nature, emerson’s “nature” and thoureau’s “walking,” what we know about the climate change and all the articles online, I can say that this has totally changed the way I think. Another thing that I have learned is how to critic a film, which is something that it is more important than we think. I used to post online about movies without caring about what I was saying, but it is nice to learn things from the book “a short guide to writing about film” and know how to organize and think about what you are going to post. Screening the Anthropocene has been a really good experience to me. A pleasure to share opinions and information with you guys and Dr. Findling. Take care all of you and have a good rest of the summer. Good luck for this semester.
-Luis

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Facing the consequences of our lifestyles

In my paper I will talk about and include in my introduction that it seems that we have come to a point where society does not even include “environment” or “nature” in its vocabulary anymore. I will follow this by presenting the problem that people think that a world that uses the ground resources, such as oil, which moves lots and lots of money, does not need green energy. That is the indeed the main problem. Oil has become the main natural resource used in this world. It does not matter if it hurts the environment or not, because it moves money.

However, green energies do not move enough money and companies are not willing to make the investment on those, because it is not worth the cost. Money is a thing of the present; it does not see a future. This capitalism world only cares about material and money, not nature. I will also present a discussion of how we have gotten comfortable with this lifestyle with the use of vehicles, factories, massive production and other oil uses and we have not seen or experience any big changes on Earth yet, but future generations will. People do not see the advantage of using green energy, they only see the sacrifice that we would have to do, such as short showers, public transportation, reduction of the use of electricity…etc. Finally, I will finish conclude my paper with the proposal of using green energies and what it would mean to society, which would be used to satisfy human needs and stop hurting the environment. However, big companies use and control oil and they move enormous amounts of money, and money governs the world. Money does not care about future.

Thesis: facing the consequences of our lifestyles by not taking measures such as stop using oil and the concept of using green energies.

Resources:

First source

Copland, S. (January 19, 2012). The Drum Home ABC. retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3776760.html. This source from ABC titled “the war against renewable energies” from Simon Copland talks about the consequences of the rise of new companies that are using green energy against oil companies.

Second source:

Geographic, N. (July 26, 2011). National Geographic Daily News. Retrieved from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/07/110726-nsf-oil-impact-lipid-video/ Here “National Geographic Daily news” mentions and explains the impact of oil spills on the environment.

Third source:

Heinberg, R. (2006). The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse. Clairview books. A book from Heinberg in which he discusses a plan to prevent oil wars and economic consequences of the massive use of oil.

Fourth source:

Walker, C. (October 28, 2008). National Geographic. Retrieved from National Geographic News: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/10/1028_041028_alternative_energy.html From National Geographic’s website, Cameron Walker discusses and analyses the different renewable energies.

Fifth source:

C2es. (2011). C2es.org. Retrieved from http://www.c2es.org/energy/source/oil This article from the website “C2es” explains everything about oil: price, impact on the environment, spills, availability…etc.

-Luis