Week 13

During the 1960s and 70’s there was a considerable concern for environmental protection. Many concerned citizens feared that major American companies would violate the Wilderness Act of 1964. The wilderness act of 1964 was established to protect federal lands from being used for developing and using motorized vehicles. Many politicians took advantage of this concernContinue reading “Week 13”

economics on a dying planet

In Joshua Howe’s book Behind the Curve, he speaks to why we are behind in the Keeling Curve both in political action and in the actual science of CO2. Back in 1958 scientist Charles Keeling investigated CO2 in our atmosphere leading to the Keeling curve. As stated by Howe, “The Keeling Curve represents the measuredContinue reading “economics on a dying planet”

Week 15 Post

There were several reasons why the Bush Sr. administration was hesitant to sign the Kyoto Protocol. One of the main concerns was the potential economic impact of the agreement. The Kyoto Protocol would have required industrialized countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by a certain percentage below their 1990 levels, which would have requiredContinue reading “Week 15 Post”

The “Tree Hugger” movement

Mankind has abused the earths resources throughout history. However many failed to realize the impact of extracting such resources. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, many environmentalist movements began to gain traction throughout the United States. The rise of conservatism within the United States in the 1980s increased environmental awareness. The Kyoto Protocol was an internationalContinue reading “The “Tree Hugger” movement”

The Rise of Global Warming and Climate Change

There was a lot going on during the negotiations for the Kyoto Protocol. The United States especially had a tough time agreeing with everything listed. The Bush Sr. Administration did not like a certain part of the protocol, they negotiated with other countries to try and change that said part. But many knew that theseContinue reading “The Rise of Global Warming and Climate Change”


Throughout Andrew Bacevich’s article “The Limits of Power,” Bacevich argues that 9/11 is not the cause of the never-ending conflict in the Middle East. Bacevich argues, “Seeing themselves as peaceful people, Americans remain wedded to the conviction that the conflicts in which they find themselves embroiled are not of their own making.” (page 4) RatherContinue reading “freedom>everything”