Sunday, April 27, 2008

Research Paper Topic..

Thesis basis:> The Kyoto Protocol and the US

Key Points to discuss:

Tsunami disasters, caused by climate change lead to poverty and loss of valuable resources

ie; Land swallowed up by the sea,
-rising sea levels, earthquakes,
-difference in water temperature changes the migration/natural habits of fish which leads to losses in capital based on sea-ventures like fishing boats, trade, and import/exports from foreign countries.
-Conflicts can occur from neighboring countries trying to survive

-China being one of the largest contributors to global warming

-Alongside to Japan - Usage of energy
-What they plan to do with that Vow to stop Global Warming

References: The Kyoto Protocol
Discuss: Who, What, Where, When Why.

US- Why doesn't it ratify the Kyoto Protocol of reducing its emissions?

Reason for collaboration among Asian Countries and worldwide cooperation?
-To avoid future destruction of countries, esp. Asian.
-To educate the people
-To better prepare for a future generation that will have the tools already set in motion to fully combat Global Warming and save the world, as well as our economies.
-Asia is a key source of import/export in US and other countries also rely on their resources and trade
-Asians make 2/3 the things we buy (xP)
-Global concepts in technology and steps towards stopping global warming occur in Asia (ie: car emission standards, experiments conducted in the oceans outlying Japan)

(Stop Global Warming, Save the Asians! ---maybe a future presidential campaign? )

I would probably like to address this paper to a state congressman. just to inform my perspective on the situation that most people tend to be passive on (ie:, Asian influence on Global Warming)

How does the Kyoto Protocol affect life in the US?

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Eco-Links/Blog Browsing

This week's blog assignment, i found to be most interesting in the first blog site given by Prof. X -
the Sustainable Cities Blog. Specifically because it draws close issues that affect New York City.

I like the blog pertaining to the recent cultural awareness issue of more diverse research teams being sent to Antarctica in research efforts. Why does it have to be just the "white" scientists finding out about Global climate change? Japanese scientists have been doing it for years.

On the other hand, the more immediate blog that gets me frustrated is the whole MTA issue with fare hikes. 7 train construction work on the weekends huh? Increased fares in order to maintain the subways?

Why is it that whenever I ride that silver shoe box, that all i see are MTA workers on their butts or on their cell phones. Not saying all of them do it, but I do witness it on a frequent basis. Metrocards are almost unafforable now; what was once 75cents to ride the bus is now a 2$ burden and a 80$ headache come time to renew a monthly unlimited card.

How much longer are we going to be able to live in this city that just keeps asking for more? Pretty soon people will just be forced to walk or bike somewhere.. which is a healthier and a better solution than mta or driving, but of course is an unrealistic option for most.

In the second blog, Gristmill, I enjoyed reading because it has to do with a collection of Global Warming topics, in a wide spectrum, not specifically targeted to just one region. A few random topics, but intriguing, nevertheless. Political as well as domestic issues like riding a bike to work because of gas prices, etc. Overall, I think that blog is very informational and thought provoking, even for just a minute.

In Green as a Thistle, I felt it was intresting how she managed to go green every day for 365 days. I am impressed by her dedication and motivation to keep going, but of course most of her blogs started off as honest and blunt about how difficult it is. just watching her last post about moving out was just disheartening to see how much longer it took for her to move stuff out by making multiple trips all in an effort to save the environment. I understand the principle, but realistically, it's just not something many would follow..yet. I admire her dedication and I hope many more will follow in her example.

In the 4th blog link, NoImpactMan, i managed to skim through some of the blogs and at first I thought it was just another fanatic blogger. More in-depth browsing, and I found that video on the bottom of his page that actually made the experience more enjoyable than burdensome. The video about the auto show, check it out if you get a chance. I thought it was funny. A little too much political talk, for my taste, not much attention grabber for the average 22-year old. Face it, if you know our generation is the next to lead, why not do it in an original way to get us to want to read what you write? lol blunt, i know but overall, i just don't enjoy reading about politics. It's vital to know whats happening, but i find politics to be an necessary evil. It's all greed and lies. period.

In the final blog link, Ecogeek, is an example of what I mean by catering to our lazi generation, which is fascinated by technology. I found it most interesting because of the fact that it shows the technological inventions of the future. I believe that the past happened in order for us to see a better tomorrow. the sad part about it is, most of these new inventions cost a lot of money and the average person does not have the luxury of affording most of these. So it's like what, the rich people will be all healthy and clean, while the other 90% of the population will be left in pollution?

I decided to leave a comment on Eco Geek's page because I like hearing/reading about new technologies as it becomes available to the general population. It's like a kid on Christmas, waiting on the latest toy. -=)

But he also had a small section about the MTA. anywhere i see that, I just have to comment because as a NYer, it's best they hear how upsetting the MTA really is.

PS. I promised Professor X that I will post the event of the Breakdance Club's club fair 2008 event. It's been a promising start this semester, and I would like to share our accomplishments for the past year.. check us out! Myspace or find some of our members footage on youtube (Recently posted was "Hip Hop Day at Baruch" I will look into possibly having an event that will promote "Going Green" as well as a Breakdance entertainment showcase in one.
Perhaps a Going Green Break Dance Showcase and Urban Wear "GREEN DAY" Event is a possibility. More to be discussed..

Sunday, March 23, 2008

My Passion?

My passion is within Philosophy. Finding answers to questions not yet asked, and definitely asking questions that still remain after the answer has been revealed.

I am blessed with an understanding mother and a philosophical stepfather. The combination of kindness and critically thinking about situations allows me to fulfill my responsibilities at work and school with the utmost care.

I get my inspiration as well as my stubbornness from them. It is a continuing effort in trying to keep up with my way of life and meeting standards of theirs. Who doesn't want the praise and admiration from their parents? well, maybe a few would answer, they don't care..or are not as fortunate as others, but that's neither here nor there.

The point I'm trying to make is, my passion lies within human thought. I admire those and strive to become a successful person, not just in life, but as a human being. I still have plenty to go, but it can start with not conforming to habits that hurt others, like pollution and contributing to global warming.

My stepfather is pretty much a Buddhist..but since he's studied and read more about other faiths, cultures and spiritual sects, I would say he's really agnostic.. I admire his diplomacy and as well as his perspective and knowledgeable opinons. I would like to be a humanist like him. Someone who has seen and experienced life to the fullest and is able to comprehend what it means to be human and how to escape our nature and desires.

That is my passion, that is the life I strive for in this world.