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    Climate change is mainly a result of burning fossil fuels. Because of the greenhouse effect, excess heat is trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere. This then causes many issues to arise, such as global warming, the m

    Climate Change and the Ocean

    Climate change is mainly a result of burning fossil fuels. Because of the greenhouse effect, excess heat is trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere. This then causes many issues to arise, such as global warming, the melting of glaciers, and...

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    • It is no secret that the effects of climate change on the ocean are becoming catastrophic.Ocean acidification and the killing of coral is dramatically affecting every part of the aquatic ecosystem. I thank you for spotlighting this important and cataclysmic event. I only wonder if you could maybe add a bit more to the article. You give a great hook to capture audiences. Expand on this more. https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/story/What+is+Ocean+Acidification%3F Here is an article that talks about ocean acidification. Read this and expand and I will definitely be back read more.

    • The ocean is one of the most beautiful places on this planet and its sad that mankind has affected it so much. You did a great job publishing this piece to inform people about the scary and impending doom we face if we continue living and dumping into our bodies of water.

    • I love reading about these issues because I know from the publicity it is gaining there are more people who will also take a stand! I think that your post really helped to highlight the specifics like coral that are in danger because of these fossil fuels. I really appreciate that you have chosen to focus on such an important topic, especially one that I am so enthusiastic about. Thank you!

    • Dear Allison,

      I am happy with your post, “Climate Change and the Ocean,” because I like to think about how we as a generation have to work together in order to save the future of the Earth.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This then causes many issues to arise, such as global warming, the melting of glaciers, and the rise of sea levels.” I think this is a really good quote because it focuses on EVERYTHING that climate change impacts.

      Thanks for your writing

    • Dear Allison,

      I really liked your post “Climate Change and the Ocean” because it outlined some key facts that are important. I believe that we need to do something about this because if we wait, it will be too late. I think that we shouldn’t ignore what the science is saying and take action. How do you think we can help stop global warming?

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    Another contributing factor to our ocean’s poor conditions and additional cause to The Great Barrier Reef dying is ocean acidification. Ocean acidification occurs when emissions of CO2 seep into the ocean. This

    Ocean Acidification

    Another contributing factor to our ocean's poor conditions and additional cause to The Great Barrier Reef dying is ocean acidification. Ocean acidification occurs when emissions of CO2 seep into the ocean. This lowers the carbonate ion concentration, which is...

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    The Great Barrier Reef has undergone significant changes in the past two years. It has encountered two drastic bleaching events. Coral bleaching is caused by change in temperatures of water. The coral get

    Coral Bleaching and The Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef has undergone significant changes in the past two years. It has encountered two drastic bleaching events. Coral bleaching is caused by change in temperatures of water. The coral get stressed and expel the symbiotic algae...

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    • Ive heard a lot about our coral reefs being damaged, but I never knew why. Do you think that there is any way to reverse the damage done or minimize further damage? What sort of implications will this have on the ecosystem of the ocean in addition to tourist attractions and the economy? I would love to hear more from you.

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    Over half the Great Barrier Reef has died off since 2016 due to climate change. Because of the rapid change in climate, corals are beginning to bleach and over 50% have already died off. Coral bleaching takes

    The Great Barrier Reef is Dying off

    Over half the Great Barrier Reef has died off since 2016 due to climate change. Because of the rapid change in climate, corals are beginning to bleach and over 50% have already died off. Coral bleaching takes place when...

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    George Orwell predicted that people will become less tolerant towards immigrants. He predicted that people will grow apart and divide. “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” (Orwell, 1984). The

    Writing a proposal to solve a problem

    George Orwell predicted that people will become less tolerant towards immigrants. He predicted that people will grow apart and divide. “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” (Orwell, 1984). The solution to this issue would be to...

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    By reading these articles I learned more about the costs of animal testing. I was aware that testing on animals was wrong, but I didn’t know the serious costs behind it and certain methods that are used when a

    Exploring a Political Topic: Animal Testing

    By reading these articles I learned more about the costs of animal testing. I was aware that testing on animals was wrong, but I didn’t know the serious costs behind it and certain methods that are used when animals...

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    • After reading your response, I want to take a different mindset into the products I use and if they have an impact on animal testing or not. I was mostly unknowing of the fact that animal testing is also harmful to humans, but your response helped me think deeper into animal testing.

    • You have a very good point in that animals and humans don’t always react the same way to chemicals and other things that are tested. I’d be interested to hear about any specific occurrences of this happening.

    • I truly enjoyed this post and it makes me want to change the way we live and the way we treat animals. I totally agree with you when you say “I will do my best in using products that don’t involve the torturing of animals.” And I also found this amazing website that makes people aware of the problems like you do here…
      http://www.lonestar.edu/stopanimaltesting.htm
      Thank you Raine!

    • I am in love with your post, “Exploring a Political Topic: Animal Testing,” because I am very passionate about companies being cruelty free.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “There are alternatives to animal testing such as human volunteers, computer modeling, and vitro testing, which are microscope slides that contain human cells.” I think this is interesting because I’ve heard about those alternatives, especially vitro testing. It is upsetting how simple these testing methods are and no companies are taking into consideration the alternatives.
      Another sentence that I found intriguing was: “ I will do my best in using products that don’t involve the torturing of animals..” This stood out for me because i strive to stay away from products that involve animal testing as well.
      Your post reminds me of when I was researching animal testing and came across PETA. You included a link to them and I really liked how you did so because their website contains good information that needs to be shared among others.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I want your audience to be more educated about animal testing if they aren’t already. Feel free to check out my twitter at @noanimaltesti10 or https://twitter.com/noanimaltesti10 and my wordpress blog at http://animaltesting.video.blog . I have a video on my blog that talks about why animal testing should be stopped which I think you may find interesting.

    • Dear Raine,
      I am fascinated with your post, “Exploring a Political Topic: Animal Testing,” because I’ve looked into the topic of animal cruelty myself but never went too into depth with animal testing. I’m shocked to believe that humans relied on the more expensive and harmful choice when there were clearly better options. Your post has opened my eyes to just how badly animals are being treated especially during animal testing even while we can easily avoid this cruelty.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “There are alternatives to animal testing such as human volunteers, computer modeling, and vitro testing, which are microscope slides that contain human cells.” I think this is saddening because people are going out of their way to abuse animals when there are easier and better methods to use. People can choose to consider these options instead of constantly abusing animals.
      Another sentence that surprised me was: “ Experimenting on animals doesn’t just harm the animals involved in it, but also can negatively affect the people as well.” This stood out for me because people not only go out of their way to harm animals, they harm themselves in the process but continue to use these methods anyway.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your posts clearly identify the problem and possible solutions. Your posts also use reliable sources that can be further analyzed by the reader. Thank you for addressing the problems people avoid. If you want to check out my wordpress blog, you can find it at https://theanimalsaviors.wordpress.com/

    • Dear Raine
      I am intrigue to know that another person has a lot of interest in Animal Cruelty and Animal testing. In your post “Exploring a Political Topic: Animal Testing” because of how you realized the inhumane conditions animals have to go though, when they are used as testing subject. I also like how you mentioned make up. Within makeup products animals are used a lot in cosmetics world, being In the products and tested on.
      One thing that stood out to me was “There are alternatives to animal testing such as human volunteers, computer modeling, and vitro testing, which are microscope slides that contain human cells.” yet some companies still use animals as resource when testing their products which make me sad to knowing that fact.
      If wanting to know how to more about animals being used in the cosmetic world read my blog post https://theanimalsaviors.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/watch-my-youtube-video-to-know-what-can-found-in-your-make-up/

    • I am in love with your post, “Exploring a Political Topic: Animal Testing,” because I am very passionate about animal testing and strive to spread the word about it.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “There are alternatives to animal testing such as human volunteers, computer modeling, and vitro testing, which are microscope slides that contain human cells.” I think this is important because this displays how easy it is to not perform animal testing. There are so many alternatives and other options that many companies are not willing to change to.
      Another thing that I liked was how you used a link from PETA. This stood out for me because I enjoy looking at their website and believe they do a great job at fighting animal testing.
      Your post reminds me of some of the research I performed concerning alternatives to animal testing.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I want to your audience to learn more about animal testing and why it is so inhumane and horrid.
      Feel free to check out my twitter @noanimaltesti10 https://twitter.com/noanimaltesti10 and my wordpress blog: http://animaltesting.video.blog . I have a lot of further information about animal testing that you may want to look at.

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    Testing on animals has helped in previous scientific research. There is also no alternative for testing on an organism. Using animals is an alternative to testing on human subjects, because that would be

    Testing on Animals

    Testing on animals has helped in previous scientific research. There is also no alternative for testing on an organism. Using animals is an alternative to testing on human subjects, because that would be considered inhumane. However, animal testing causes...

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    • Paragraph 2 sentence 2, “sense” should be “since” 🙂

    • I agree with your point that animal testing is wrong. Brands do not have to test on animals to see if their product is effective or not.

    • What are your thoughts on animal testing when it comes to finding cures for life-threatening diseases? Is this just as unnecessary, or is it justifiable?

    • Estimado Raine:

      Estoy asombrada por tu poema ¨”Las pruebas con animales,¨ por que me parece muy interesante, ya que de alguna maneras compartimos el mismo interés así los animales.

      Una frase que destaca para mi es, ¨La experimentación con animales hace que los animales sometidos a estas pruebas para sentir el dolor físico, así como la angustia emocional,¨ porque esta es una realidad de lo que está pasando con los animales. Y leyendo este tipo de escritura podemos tomar un poco mas de conciencia sobre este tema.

      Gracias por tu escritura. Espero ver lo que escribas a continuación, porque quiero aprender mas sobre animales.

      Maria

    • Estimado Raine
      Estoy asombrada por su artículo ”las pruebas en animales ”porque yo también estoy de acuerdo en que las pruebas en los animales también sufren al igual que nosotros y pueden hacer estas pruebas con otras alternativas.
      Una frase que usted escribió la cual me gusto es ” no creo que los animales deben tener que someterse al sufrimiento para que la gente tenga un producto” porque usted tiene la razón.
      Gracias por tu escritura .Espero ver lo que escribes a continuación , por que quiero aprender más sobre las pruebas en los animales.

    • You did a very good job at describing the negative effects of animal testing but I was curious as to which animals this applies to. Are ants ok to test on?

    • Estimado Raine:

      Estoy muy asombrada por tu poema, “Pruebas en animales” porque que un animal no es para hacer una prueba si no al contrario es para darle cariño y amor.

      Una frase que se destaca para mi es “Que las pruebas para animales son innecesarias”. Creo que esto es algo que enverdad se aprecia, porque un animal no tiene que ser sometido a una prueba para los productos del ser humano. Un animal tambien sufre físicamente y emocionalmente, pues es un ser vivo.

      por tu escritura. Espero ver lo que escribes continuación, porque en realidad es muy interesante este tema, me gustaría saber más .

      Jenifer

    • I like how you have both sides of the argument as well as providing links to your direct sources. Though you explained some of its effects on the animals maybe add specific examples of what products test on which animals.

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