Homework International English
How did it make you feel?
Reading the text about the flood in Houston Texas didn´t really make me feel something. Of course I feel sorry for all the people that have lost their homes and property. But catastrophes are happening all the time, every time I reed the news it´s a new horrible catastrophe and people have lost their homes. After reading about things like that every day, it has made me not “immune” about things like that but maybe indifferent.
But don´t take this the wrong way, I am not some cold hearted person that doesn´t care about stuff like this, because I do. But it´s so common now that we can´t start crying and make a big deal about it when it is happening almost every day.
What did you learn from it?
The article had many informative things that I didn’t know about. Like how unusual Harvey the hurricane is.
In the article they write that it´s normal for a hurricane to get weaker the closer it gets to shore, but Harvey got stronger right before it struck land. Why so you may ask?
Well that’s because after a while a hurricane absorbs water from the sea, and that water is cold making the hurricane smaller and weaker. But why didn´t the same thing happened to Harvey? Global warming! Global warming heated up the surface of the water outside Texas so that the temperature levels rose to between 2.7 and 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit, making it one of the warmest spots of water in the world.
So a conclusion is that the reason why the hurricane is so strong is because of us, the people of the earth. We are causing global warming, making the globe and the waters warmer, and then the heated up world is making the hurricane among other things stronger and more disastrous.
What would you like to find out more about?
After reading the article I started thinking, why?
Why are we humans destroying our fragile world, can´t we just stop using our fossil fuel, and start using more green alternatives. Of course it´s easy for me to sit behind my computer and just say, “o it´s so easy, why can´t everyone just stop contaminate the earth and using more green alternatives”. But it´s not that easy, if it was then the world would have been green a long time ago. That’s why we slowly need to step down the amount of contaminating energy we are using and slowly turn to greener alternatives.
So what would I find out more about?
Well, what should those greener alternatives be?
And, how should we proceed with making the world a better place?
Do you agree with the points made in the article? Why/why not?
Yes I do agree with some of the points made here. The writers of the article are stating facts of the consequences of global warming and the devastation that follows.
It´s obviously man made, and that need to stop right away or else it´s only going to get worse.