The Search for an Answer

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Jazmin Witherspoon

C. Russell

English 101

12 October 2013

The Search for an Answer

Climate change is no longer a myth, it cannot be argued against nor can it be ignored. Americans and people all around the world are in danger of losing the only home they have ever known, Earth. However, many people have no idea how much danger they are really in and those that do have no idea what to do about it. To many climate change is a confusing topic with many opposing view points bringing nothing but more questions. Who should they listen to? Who is right? What should they do? Anyone who researches Global Warming will find a plethora of sources and views, but to find a clear idea of what Global Warming is and who they should listen to it is important for people to educate themselves from all sides.

Listening to one side or one view could mean more than not having an open mind, it could lead to stalemate and in a situation where time is limited a stalemate can mean the end of life as we know it.

Michael Branch uses previous works of Bill McKibben such as The End of Nature (1989), Maybe One (1998), Enough (2003), and Deep Economy (2007) to prove that McKibben has always been an asset to the cause of climate change. The End of Nature, McKibben's first book, and possibly the first book to ever address the subject of climate change to the average person, began his idea that the planet is no longer what it used to be and that everything weather and climate related is a result of man-made circumstances "McKibben argued… We are now observing something that is, at...