Was Global Warming Caused by The Industrial Revolution?

March 11, 2010 at 6:46 am (Uncategorized)

Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth’s near-surface air and ocean’s which started in the mid 20th century and was caused by increasing amounts of green house gases resulting from human activity. Some things that humans have done to cause global warming include deforestation and fossil fuel burning.

Chart of Global Warming
Global Warming: Cause and Effects

Things that can result from global warming can vary, for example: sea levels can rise due to the earth’s warm atmosphere, ammount of precipitation and weather pattern may change, it can melt the polar ice caps, permafrost, sea ice, and glaciers, and even lead to species extinctions.

The results of global warming today can be connected to the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution was a time period of rapid industrial growth that caused a radical shift from agriculture to industry during the late 1700’s and 1800’s. Global warming can be connected to the Industrial Revolution because the Industrial Revolution was what started the production of goods through machines and ways of transportation. The machines seemed like the best way at the time to make profit and try to improve things but however, in the long run they turned out to be one of the worst ideas made. They are now bad ideas due to the fact that they have caused polution today in the world and have even started the cause of global warming. So, overall machines were not such a great idea when considering what has happened today in the world.

As you can clearly see from the pictures above, though the Industrial Revolution has ended there are still some horrible effects that remain here today in the world. I think that in the future if we don’t do something soon there will be an extreme amount of pollution and green house gases being emitted into the air which, will cause extreme global warming in the world. This can also be backed up by the fact that ever since the Industrial Revolution started, instead of the machine making processes making improvements in the world  they instead are only  increasing problems and  now even more factories are being made causing more and more factories to produce toxins and other wastes. That’s why I think that if we don’t stop the production of green house gasses there will seriously be a horrible consequence for the earth’s environment and the species living on the planet.


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Maximillian Robespierre Deserved to Die

February 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm (Uncategorized)

                  From the years 1789-1799 France was in the middle of a revolution which, was being lead by Maximillian Robespierre. Robespierre was a lawyer who believed in the enlightenment and a speaker that dissensioned information about enlightenment ideas that he had acquired from philosophers. His words were considered as his most powerful weapon and so he was later on named as the “incorruptable”. 



 In the beginning Robespierre appeared to be a modest man with the right idea for the revolution however, he would prove to be the opposite of what people thought he was.People started realizing what his true identity was after Robespierre took control over the citizens around the year’s 1793-1794. This time period was known as The Reign of Terror and during this time period about 15,000 people were tortured and killed on the guillotine if they were counterrevolutionaries or even thought of as suspicious by the people.

The Guillotine

                     During Robespierre’s reign he had created a wave of panic and fear in France which had not lead to further stability at all. Also, most of the people that he had sent to the guillotine were only sent there due to his paranoia and so I think that Maximillian Robespierre deserved to be put to death. He also deserved to be put to death because he was killing people even though it was unnecessary which only made made Robespierrre seem like a worst person than he really was. In the end of it all though, he had to be put to death because just like  the King Robespierre was corrupting the power that he had over the people. That’s why Robespierre deserved to be put to death on the guillotine. 
                           After Robespierre acquired an enormous amount of control he later became paranoid about who would try to get rid of him and try to take control. So as a result Robespierre trusted his paranoia more than the people and later on he even seemed to think that everyone was out to get him. A few moments later he killed many innocent men claiming them as traitors. The people then realized that Robespierre had spun out of control and decided to arrest him and kill him on the guillotine where he had already sent many people to their deaths.

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