The human population on Earth had doubled in the last 40 years and is expected to do so again in the next 40. Our population is growing at an exponential rate and this makes me wonder what effects this will have
Jack I found this post very interesting and I’ve always wondered if any billionaire can just decide to build and space ship. This might be an interesting topic in 50 years when space travel might be more common and territories might be disputed as to who owns what. I wonder who this “board” is that must approve the mission and confirm the…[Read more]
Koji this is a great post and I’m very happy you are interested in making a change in this world through volunteering and helping those in need. The opportunities you listed are very great and I’m sure your participation would help many people but there are hundreds or thousands of other volunteer organizations that would love your help. The bone…[Read more]
Javier this is a great research topic that I have no doubt you will find some interesting conclusions. I do agree that fast food companies have found an easy exploitation in poor neighborhoods where they have potential to make more money. However, I also think that this is just an unfortunate side affect to the prices of actually growing healthy…[Read more]
This survey was great I found it very interesting. I have always been intrigued by the idea of genetic engineering and it really scares me to think about the potential effects it could have on humanity in the next century. There will be many pros and cons but there will also be many variables to which we cannot predict right now. I learned about a…[Read more]
Tomas this is a great social inequality problem that I had not heard about until I saw this post. You could look at the pros along with the cons of the building of this bullet train to help build your argument. As you have said, the bullet train would very detrimental to the farmers but there could be other issues that you haven’t yet seen and I…[Read more]
Based on the world around me today, it is apparent that the Earth is growing worse and worse every single day we are on it. Throughout our history on the Earth, the number of extinct animals has increased, the
I think a lot about this topic and your article gave me new insight on the issue of climate change. I didn’t know that one in six species is projected to be extinct by the end of the century. This upsets me because I believe that we need to respect mother nature. I hope that our generation can spark change in this issue, or at least slow it down. I found a video on CNN of a time lapse of melting glaciers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzRvmjBGqp8) . I think this would interest you because it shows the effects of climate change before our very eyes.
Your post was a great, and I loved how you included interesting facts like, “By the end of the century, it is estimated that one in six species will be extinct”. This fact really appealed to me and hence surprised me. Today, we try our best to protect those species that are endangered by placing them under supervision, or by fining people to hunt them and/or disrupt them. But the statistics still say that “one of six species will be extinct”, that is mind blowing. I too hope that our generation will be able to make a positive impact on the world, at least one better than our previous generations. Thank you for your well thought out post!
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