The documentary explains how humans have changed the earth by saying, "I remember the anger that I felt, reading all these stories about explorers and settlers who would wipe out an entire species and, in the process, decimate the eco-system forever. The difference now is: We're knowingly doing this. It's just on a much larger scale" (DiCaprio). This is stated because it shows how our impact on climate change has been modified since the industrial revolution. With all of the new technology, fossil fuels are being burned at massive rates causing the greenhouse effect. Also, major industries cut down massive amounts of trees (carbon dioxide emissions) and ruin our water by dumping things in the oceans like manure. another thing we do to the oceans is put oil rigs in them. this causes major chemical spills into the aquatic habitat. “Before the Flood.” Before the Flood, 21 Oct. 2016, www.beforetheflood.com/.
This article explains how Trump's advisory does not believe in human driven climate change and neither does Trump. The major issue is Trump's pick to lead NASA because he is an active climate change denier and a lot of NASA's job is climate study (Dennis). The government takes money from massive fossil fuel companies so that the companies can do what they want to the environment in exchange for money. This is why politicians are the climate change deniers and scientists are advocating for change. Dennis, Brady, et al. “Trump Administration Releases Report Finding 'No Convincing Alternative Explanation' for Climate Change.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 3 Nov. 2017, www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/03/trump-administration-releases-report-finds-no-convincing-alternative-explanation-for-climate-change/?utm_term=.523939d31edb.
The article states, "Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the "greenhouse effect" — warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth" (NASA). Scientists have come to the consensus that global warming is caused by humans. If global warming were real without human impact, then the rate of warming would be much slower. Humans have sped up the rate of warming by animal agriculture and the burning of fossil fuels. “Climate Change Causes: A Blanket around the Earth.” NASA, NASA, 10 Aug. 2017, climate.nasa.gov/causes/.
In this video, he explains how America now works in regards to responding to science by saying this powerful sentence, "When you have people who don't know much about science. Standing in denial of it. And rising to power. That is a recipe for the complete dismantling of our informed democracy" (Tyson). The people in power are not the ones doing the research or taking the data, yet they are the ones that get to make the decisions about policy making. startalkradio. “Science in America - Neil DeGrasse Tyson.” YouTube, YouTube, 19 Apr. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MqTOEospfo.
This video gives a timeline sharing that if the Earth was only 24 hours old, then humans have only been here for 3 seconds. And in those three seconds we have destroyed the Earth more than any other species and they have been here longer than us (Prince EA). From my understanding, this means we are destroying everyone's habitat just for the money. Our economic agenda is not sustainable for the environment. thamagicsho2003. “MAN vs EARTH.” YouTube, YouTube, 24 Nov. 2015, www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrzbRZn5Ed4.
This documentary says that you can't be a real environmentalist without not eating meat (Lyman). The mass production of meat is definitely not sustainable for the environment. This is because it takes up a lot of land, so they have to cut down massive amounts of trees causing mass extinction (also releases CO2= bad for the environment and acidifies the oceans). Also, it produces lots of methane (23 times more damaging to the atmosphere than CO2). And it takes lots of water to water the plants that feed the animals and to give to the live stock to drink. Not to mention the agricultural runoff that goes into water sources and pollutes the water. “The Sustainability Secret.” COWSPIRACY, www.cowspiracy.com/.