Climate Change for GEO 101 class

Climate Change

According to Dr. Marshall Shepherd, the former head of the American Meteorological Society, California’s drought and harsh winter weather might be due to climate change. While it is impossible to attribute a single storm to climate change, the overall weather patterns across the United States are changing as the oceans warm. The extreme weather conditions in the west and the heat in Alaska are related to global warming. At the same time, California drought bears a striking resemblance to the atmospheric pattern predicted. He believes that scientific study already suggests that the loss of ice has allowed extra heat to escape from the Arctic into the atmosphere in the fall and early winter, disturbing weather patterns over vast distances. This has made extreme weather events of all kinds more likely in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly including winter extremes like the cold blasts hitting the east coast recently.

Shepherd claims that the United States has been under high pressure resulting to snowpacks that allow cold air to ooze down into the country causing the succession of winter storms. This pattern is not broken in the high and low pressure systems of the jet streams, but it can be affected by the amplified warming due to global warming. There is also a likelihood that climate change causes the west to dry out, by the arrival of more dry air from the tropics. Furthermore, increasing temperatures caused by climate change make the water from the oceans to expand. This contributes to an increase in sea level that rise rapidly and affect the low-lying coastal areas such as Oklahoma with hurricanes and tornadoes. He further says that human activities are contributing to this issue and that policy makers should decide on how to deal with it (CBS, 2014).

 

 

Bibliography

CBS. (2014, February 16). Are Calif. drought, harsh winter weather due to climate change? Retrieved from the web. CBS Videos: <http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/are-california-drought-harsh-winter-weather-due-to-climate-change/>

 

 

 

                                                                  APOLOGY

Introduction:

The apology was written by Plato and it was Socrates defense against the accusations he was blamed for. He was very old and he was mainly accused of having ideas which were radical and in opposition to the common perceptions. He was accused of speculating about the heaven above and the earth underneath and seems to challenge the popular conceptions. Thus, he was also prejudiced as an old man with corrupting the minds of people and in his defense he said that even children from the beginning were told to oppose him because people do not allow free thinking. He in his defense also said that he do not even know the names of the people who have problem with him unless they are some famous people like a comic poet.

Thesis Statement:

The lesson is “Apology” written by Plato and has Socrates, presenting his defense that he should not be convicted for having able to speak up his mind and because his thoughts were not approved by a lot of people thought by power of majority he should apologize to the people whom sentiments are hurt through his discoveries and ideas.

Body:

            Socrates taught me that the word against him is spread by the hearers and there was no intention of hurting people’s feelings by him. “These are the accusers whom I dread; for they are the circulators of this rumor, and their hearers are too apt to fancy that speculators of this sort do

not believe in the gods”. He was discovering the truth of nature and in the process might have disturbed some people who are bound by the old and traditional caricatures of the society and think that he was trying to change or disrespect them which were obviously not the case. Socrates always used to have intellectual discussions with people and come up with his own ideas and that might be the reason that rumors got circulated that he is trying to change or corrupt the society by his revolutionary views and those are persistently doing the rounds.

Some of the examples of accusations On Socrates were that he was an evil doer and a curious person which is actually not a wrong thing. He was also accused of making wrong look right which promotes negativity and evil thought in people who are thinking of doing something wrong. So, the crux of it was that Socrates was trying to corrupt the society and he often has a strong eloquence of teaching the aforesaid doctrine to others. The rumors also say that he claimed to be walking in air and a lot of other nonsensical things which he never said and has never said anything disparaging to the student of natural philosophy.

He also appealed to people who have heard him and testify that he never said those things to anybody nor he has been disrespectful to any group or community. He was just discovering the truth about the world, god and evil by himself and keeps himself entertained by discussing his ideas with people. He has no intention of spreading any sort of negativity which he assumes has been spread about him in the society as people start opposing them and ask their children to oppose his ideas without actually knowing them. They even charged him for teaching and taking money which he thinks is absolutely right because who can impart knowledge can be credited with honor and can be paid.

Conclusion:

            Socrates always used to have intellectual discussions with people and come up with his own ideas and that might be the reason that rumors got circulated that he is trying to change or corrupt the society by his revolutionary views and those are persistently doing the rounds. The very first accusation on Socrates was that he was an evil doer and a curious person which is actually not a wrong thing. Socrates says that the word against him is spread by the hearers and there was no intention of hurting people’s feelings by him. He was discovering the truth of nature and in the process might have disturbed some people who are bound by the old and traditional ways of the society and think that he was trying to change or disrespect them which were obviously not the case.

References:

Plato, Apology, http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/plato/apology.pdf

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Describe key concepts of telecommunications used in business data communications Systems

Running Head: Telecommunications

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Data communication is one of the most critical areas of telecommunication efficacies.

Telecommunications is a broad field that includes telephone, cellular, audio, video and Internet services.

Communication happens with every kind of data that needs to be transmitted be it human or intangible.  Telecommunication devices help in data transmission in the simplest manner using a set of signals and involving a medium. it is important note that data cannot be communicated unless there is a medium for transmission  and this essentially a telecommunication medium which h is made of any kind of devise which can transmit and receive.

Key concepts in telecommunication:

A basic telecommunication system is always made up of three very important systems and that is the transmitter or sender of information, the transmitting medium otherwise known as the channel which allows for physical carrying of the signal and the receiver of the telecommunication message that can make this easily understood.

1. There has to be a medium of transmission .This medium could be anything that is easily recognizable to both the sender and the receiver. It very important as the sender should know how well the receiver understands this medium and is willing to receive it in the same mode.

2. The medium should be able to transmit the data that has to be communicated. There is a medium but which does not support the data then the purpose of telecommunication will be defeated. Hence the data has to be identified as that which could fit into the transmission mode.

3. Telecommunication devices are many and the data that has to be communicated should fit into all types of instruments and mode. This is called the analog form of data ad has t be interpreted meaningfully to carry the transmission through.

4. The presence of a digital system on which the entre data can be coded, encoded and decoded should be familiar and transmitters and receivers should understand this.

5. There has to be some kind of data to be transmitted and the telecommunication devise has to be identified.

6. There are telecommunication devices that can transmit very simple to very complex data forms. Hence there has to be a kind of data simplification process that allows for the telecommunication device to carry the data.

With the spurt in growth of telecommunication devises data communication has not become easy but also very challenging. Technology has helped data communication very fast and very quick and at the same time very secure. Data communication can happen only if there is a communicating devise and this has helped in allowing for easy data transfer.  Data communication has been possible with the growth and innovation of so many telecommunication devices. Telecommunication has been the greatest challenge in allowing for data transfer.

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References:

Jean-Marie Dilhac, From tele-communicare to Telecommunications, 2004. Retrieved from ieeeghn.com/wiki/images/8/8c/Dilhac-2004.pdf‎

Röller, Lars-Hendrik; Leonard Waverman (2001). “Telecommunications Infrastructure and Economic Development: A Simultaneous Approach”. American Economic Review 91 (4): 909–923. doi:10.1257/aer.91.4.909. ISSN 0002-8282