Global Warming

Global warming is obviously the most substantive and universal problem of all societies. But in the United States, it's a problem of ethics, interpretation, and action.

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Global Warming by Mind Map: Global Warming

1. Representations of Climate Change in Media

1.1. Is the rate of species extinction exaggerated by the media?

1.2. Conservative media outlets have an agenda to dissuade is from thinking about a problem. This is, in itself, a problem

2. The Realities of Climate Change

2.1. If we don't rethink the way we are living and consuming natural resources, we will make the planet uninhabitable for human life.

2.2. Scientific evidence suggests that the earth is getting warmer.

2.2.1. CO2 emissions have increased dramatically during the course of our lifetime.

2.2.2. Species are dying at an alarming rate

2.2.3. Average temp of sea water is rising

2.2.3.1. More Supporting Data: An Inconvenient Truth

2.2.3.2. Michael Pollan's article "Why Bother?"

2.2.3.3. CNN coverage of climate change

3. Who does climate change hurt?

3.1. People who live in environmentally precarious areas

3.1.1. Poorer people in lower 9th ward of New Orleans

3.2. People who are used to living a certain lifestyle

3.2.1. Homeowners in the suburbs

4. Why don't we care about Climate Change?

4.1. It seems like a far off problem that doesn't really affect our lives

4.2. It seems like too big of a problem so we get overwhelmed by the immensity of it all

5. Moral and ethical arguments

5.1. We have a responsibility to our Children

5.2. The earth is not our own (theology)

5.3. we have a responsibility to all forms of life, not just humans