Rachel Louise Carson and the Environmental Movement
– Rachel Louise Carson was born on May 27, 1907 in Springdale Pennsylvania.1 As a young child, Carson had already exhibited signs of great intelligence and a deep adoration of the ocean and nature. She made the decision to pursue her lifelong love of the ocean and became a Marine Biology student at the Pennsylvania College for Women, where she graduated in 1929. But it was not until the 1940’s when Carson was working as a scientist and editor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fisheries Bureau, that her passion and literary work would take her to a level of popularity she had never known before….
Scientists and their Roles in Promoting Environmental Awareness and Climate Change
– SCIENTISTS AS ADVOCATES 1) As environmental groups and activists work to promote action on climate change and other environmental problems, scientists are increasingly asked to play more prominent roles in public life, as communicators, policy advisors and/or as advocates. Drawing on readings and discussion in class, discuss the different roles that scientists and their organizations can play relative to engaging the public and policymakers, providing specific examples. Discuss the advantages, trade-offs or risks to each role and how the role chosen by a scientist often relates to both their personal values and outlook but also their institutional or organizational affiliation….
Careers in Environmental Science
– I choose to research environmental science for my topic. I’ve always enjoyed nature and sciences and found this career very closely related to those interests. I wanted to find a career that involved interest I already had. There are many different sciences; this one was the one that stood out the most to me. I discovered this career after looking into possible career choices in the Air Force. The aspect of this career interested me, and quickly became a consideration for a future career choice….
– When we sit in a science class, most of the time we are bored as bored can get. We really do not get a chance to explore on our own to find out what’s really out there. Teachers sometimes are not able to get in depth outside the textbook because they are required to teach that all in the year. That is why a lot of kids do not really get into science because they are stuck to the book all the time. Some kids love science and do not really care about the work they have to do. Environmental science, is more than the book really says….
Global Environmental Issues
– The environment plays a significant role in life. It provides indispensible necessities to humans, animal life and plant life, such as water, food, shelter, and air resources. Meanwhile, human everyday actions and decisions are negatively impacting the environment, causing pollution, deforestation, overfishing. As the human population increases, it is understood that the environment will change; scenic roads become busy interstates, livestock pastures transform into shopping centers, peaceful forests are destroyed to make room for waste….