Field Notes from a Catastrophe Summary

Field Notes from a Catastrophe Summary - They take the trip...

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Field Notes from a Catastrophe Summary Sarah Angiolelli The beginning of the book kind of introduces the idea of global warming to the general public. They know that most people are not familiar with the complex ideas that go along with such a general idea so they do a good job of explaining it. They speak of the Carbon dioxide emissions and how the United States is such a great producer of the harmful chemical. In addition, the other country’s governments are taking serious measures to cut down on the harmful emissions of Carbon dioxide and our government is not. The woman decides to take a trip to Alaska to investigate her assumptions further and another doctor accompanies her.
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Unformatted text preview: They take the trip in a truck which they spend hours driving in but when they finally get there they think it is worth it. They follow the pipeline and see how the permafrost is melting. There are some communities which are built entirely on permafrost. Their whole towns are being ruined and they are being driven out of their homes. Some of the permafrost that has been melted can be repaired by using gravel. There are spots in towns where huge holes have developed due to melted permafrost and some are 5 feet wide and five feet deep. They are able to fill these, the communities built on permafrost arent so lucky....
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2008 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Forget during the Fall '07 term at IUP.

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