SA Problem Solvers:

Harris, R

Goals For Future H.O.T Logs
1) Start three days before H.O.T Log is due.
2) Pick one source and expand on it.

H.O.T Log #1

Global Climate Disruption is a better name for what is now being referred to as Global warming because the problem is not just limited to the warming of the earth.
It is a complicated question, global warming is a more intriguing name but some scientists at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory are connecting other changes in the weather, such as tropical cyclones, which have been appearing around the Atlantic ocean, potentially man made. The definition of Global Warming is an increase in average global surface temperature due to natural or anthropogenic climate change[1]. Anthropogenic climate change means manmade or artificial. Climate change refers to the variation at a global or regional level over time.[[#_ftn2|[2]]These terms are commonly used and when researched include two different parts inGlobal Climate Change. One shows the importance to draw attention to what’s going on and the other gives a concise name for what is actually happening.
Global warming is research towards the current heat surge attacking the earth’s average surface temperature, while also insinuating the problem is manmade. Globalwarming puts the blame on something called greenhouse gasses, which are trapping the sun’s radioactive waves like a blanket. The term global warming calls for action while Climate Change is probably a better name for the problem but not the situation. Climate disruption refers to the century long battle that began when man burnt his firstfossil fuel. “These variations may come from processes internal to the Earth, be driven external forces (e.g. variations in sunlight intensity) or, most recently, be caused by human activities.”[[#_ftn3|2]]


H.O.T Log #2
Global Climate Change is a very real, very serious problem that our world is facing and skepticism has lost almost all validity. Even companies such as Exxon Mobile have cut ties to Global Warming skeptics. Mark Boudreaux, a spokesman for Exxon, the world’s biggest publicly traded company, said its position on climate change has been, “widely misunderstood and as a result of that, we have been clarifying and talking more about what our position is.”[[#_ftn1|[1]]] One way Exxon has been able to clarify their position on Global Warming is by dumping organizations that were downplaying the amount of greenhouse gas admissions that were being released in the atmosphere. Exxon is a one of the largest, wealthiest corporations and by getting rid of skepticism inside the company others will soon follow. No longer are big corporations supporting groups that downplay the carbon emissions that are being released into the ozone and with new evidence of the rapid melting of polar ice caps the truth is coming out. The question is why the sudden change in heart? For a long time companies heard the word global climate change and all they saw were expenses, so they avoided the problem. Now that undeniable evidence is beginning to surface and the public is begging to show more interest in companies that show concern for the environment, corporations are loosening their grip on skepticism. NASA is now saying that the polar ice cap as a whole is melting at a rate of nine percent each year, at this rates it will be gone by the end of the century.[[#_ftn2|[2]]] With evidence, which can now be seen from space and is published by NASA, a government funded organization, skepticism is no longer viable. Tim Barnett of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said it best during a press conference when he said, "The debate over whether or not there is a global warming is now over, at least for rational people,"[[#_ftn3|[3]]]

Chapel Outline
I. Define Terms
A. Global Warming/Climate Change
B. Anthropogenic
C. Carbon Footprint
II. Explain the current Problem
A. Weather Changes
a. Hurricane Katrina
b. Tsunami
B. Melting of Polar Ice Caps
C. Extinction Of Animals
III. Rebut Argument of Skeptics
A. Large Corporations
B. Heat From Cities
IV. Economic Benefits
A. Large Corporations
V. Paint a picture of a unchanged future vs. a future where, if we start now, has change
I chose this statement by the American Association for the Advancement of Science on climate change because it shows how the future of science is pointing to change. They discuss how making changes now will avoid larger expenses in the future because the problem will be more serious. This association is a very prominent and trustworthy group with a great history behind it.
This is an article published by the New York Times. NB: Randy, can you elaborate and supply a summary and explain the article's usefulness?--Mr. Sullivan

Hot Flat and Crowded Outline
Chapter 1:
Synopsis: Friedman believes that because we are the world superpower, America has to set an example for the rest of the world by leading the “green revolution” and with this America will be renewed.
Golden Line: “Green is not simply a new form of generating electric power. It is a new for of generating national power.” (23)
Chapter 2:
Synopsis: In this chapter Friedman talks about renewable energy sources describing renewable energy as “energy from heaven” and the rest “energy from hell” also describing five key problems causing our world to be “hot, flat, crowded”.
Golden Line: “The longer we wait to set out on a strategic path, though, the deeper the pail out of which we will have to climb.” (49)
Chapter 3:
Synopsis: Talks again how America is setting the wrong example to the world and has to take the drivers seat in the “green revolution”
Golden Line: “We have to take the lead in redesigning and reinventing what living like us means – what constitutes the ‘American way’ in energy and recourse consumption.” (76)
Chapter 4:
Synopsis: Friedman constructs a parallel between other countries freedom and the production of energy and cost of oil and how warring for oil has ruined our country.
Golden Line: “Oil wealth leads to greater patronage spending, which in turn dampens pressures for democratization.”
Chapter 5:
Synopsis: This chapter is about politicizing global warming and, meteorologist Heidi Cullen tried to educate her audience on global warming which brought up major controversy.
Golden Line: Whether soon, if not already, what we used to call acts of God will be really acts of man—or at least partially acts of man.”
Chapter 6
Synopsis: This chapter talks about decreasing recourses and animal extinctions and how the world may have to act like Noah and his arc in order to save the world.
Golden Line: “With more and more species threatened with extinction by the flood that is today’s global economy, we may be the first generation in human history that literally has to act like Noah – to save a wide range of species.”
Chapter 7:
Synopsis: Friedman believes that ending energy poverty will surely end poverty in many third world countries, particularly in Africa.
Golden Line: “They will be able to remain in the countryside, enjoy the benefits, maintain their traditions, food, dress, and family ties but also be able to generate the income they need to survive” (168)
Chapter 8:
Synopsis: Chapter 8 is about using the green revolution to revolutionize the countries economy, bringing up “Code Green” and examples of how it can help the economy.
Golden Line: “Our environmental savings account is empty. It is not pay now or pay later. It is pay no or there will be no later.” (171)