MELTING WORLD No one knows the hour When the Lord will come. Fumble not
with buttons When he knocks at your door. Do not stash your money Or write your
last instructions. You will always question Why you missed His coming.
Author: Richard Alan Ruof
Publisher: Author House
As secularism and commercialism proceed to dominate American life, the removal of structures that protect and nurture the spiritual experience has perilous effects. Values wane; greed, self-interest, and incidents of conflict alarm. Chambers of the soul are invaded and the dearest treasures sacked. Those most vulnerable are children and youth, the married, the poor, and the disconnected. While in his first book Songs of the Lesser Servants the author presented in poetry spiritual experiences and perceptions of the changing social situation, this book concentrates on secularism’s effect on the inner person. Melting World presents the ever-renewing spiritual contrasted with worldly ruin. Poems of experience, vision, parable, and allegory spring from everyday situations. Each poem challenges the reader to examine current perceptions of faith and secularism. Modern humanity must realize that secularism is not ideal society before it is too late to turn back. Under the guise of issues of church and state, man’s spirituality is removed in schools, public places and media. Generations view man as a higher primate without soul or spirit. Spiritual man without God’s presence dies in a melting world. Hope remains in begin again.
In the wake of intense drought, agriculture is expected to suffer in many regions
of the world. While weather is a complex engine and difficult to predict, the
melting of glaciers is relatively clear-cut: Heat melts ice. From the Arctic to the
Author: Christopher White
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Global warming usually seems to happen far away, but one catastrophic effect of climate change is underway right now in the Rocky Mountains. In The Melting World, Chris White travels to Montana to chronicle the work of Dan Fagre, a climate scientist and ecologist, whose work shows that alpine glaciers are vanishing rapidly close to home. For years, Fagre has monitored the ice sheets in Glacier National Park proving that they—and by extension all Rocky Mountain ice—will melt far faster than previously imagined. How long will the ice fields survive? What are the consequences on our environment? The Melting World chronicles the first extinction of a mountain ecosystem in what is expected to be a series of such global calamities as humanity faces the prospect of a world without alpine ice.
Robert E. Wells. The world is using more and more electricity for homes, offices,
and factories. As more coal is burned to generate more electricity, day, Every
thousands of airplanesflyto cities around the world, and. more CO2 goes into the
Author: Robert E. Wells
Publisher: Weigl Publishers
AV2 Fiction Readalong by Weigl brings you timeless tales of mystery, suspense, adventure, and the lessons learned while growing up. These celebrated children’s stories are sure to entertain and educate while captivating even the most reluctant readers. Log on to www.av2books.com, and enter the unique book code found on page 2 of this book to unlock an extra dimension to these beloved tales. Hear the story come to life as you read along in your own book.
Melting. Pot. to. a. Multicultural. Society. “The task that remains is to cope with our
interdependence—to see ourselves reflected in ... is hard to clear the term “
melting pot” from the minds of Americans and many people from all over the
Author: Dr. Leo Parvis
No one in this country is untouched by the impact of diversity. Yet, as diverse as diversity is, are too the many different emotions and attitudes evoked by diversity. As a nation, we are not well equipped to deal with the swirling transitions that are converging on us on a daily basis because of the nature of being the most diverse country in the world.This text will well serve the purpose for many who decide to learn and teach the fundamentals of cultural diversity. It will be beneficial for college students, high school juniors and seniors, and organizations whose ever-changing workforce leads to the necessity of educating employees on how to deal with the diversity of employees and customers in a positive manner. This timely publication is filled with current and relevant examples taken from pop culture: from TV shows, song lyrics, and poetry of the times. These excerpts make this publication much more interesting and easy for the reader to relate to and understand.
Every day brings more news about the world's melting glaciers and the far-
reaching, even catastrophic consequences that vanishing ice will produce. The
Greenland ice sheet is sliding away at recordbreaking rates. Its disappearance
Author: Mark Carey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Climate change is producing profound changes globally. Yet we still know little about how it affects real people in real places on a daily basis because most of our knowledge comes from scientific studies that try to estimate impacts and project future climate scenarios. This book is different, illustrating in vivid detail how people in the Andes have grappled with the effects of climate change and ensuing natural disasters for more than half a century. In Peru's Cordillera Blanca mountain range, global climate change has generated the world's most deadly glacial lake outburst floods and glacier avalanches, killing 25,000 people since 1941. As survivors grieved, they formed community organizations to learn about precarious glacial lakes while they sent priests to the mountains, hoping that God could calm the increasingly hostile landscape. Meanwhile, Peruvian engineers working with miniscule budgets invented innovative strategies to drain dozens of the most unstable lakes that continue forming in the twenty first century. But adaptation to global climate change was never simply about engineering the Andes to eliminate environmental hazards. Local urban and rural populations, engineers, hydroelectric developers, irrigators, mountaineers, and policymakers all perceived and responded to glacier melting differently-based on their own view of an ideal Andean world. Disaster prevention projects involved debates about economic development, state authority, race relations, class divisions, cultural values, the evolution of science and technology, and shifting views of nature. Over time, the influx of new groups to manage the Andes helped transform glaciated mountains into commodities to consume. Locals lost power in the process and today comprise just one among many stakeholders in the high Andes-and perhaps the least powerful. Climate change transformed a region, triggering catastrophes while simultaneously jumpstarting modernization processes. This book's historical perspective illuminates these trends that would be ignored in any scientific projections about future climate scenarios.
Suppose that these western religious leaders, along with the Dalai Lama, the
Grand Muftis of Syria, and leaders of a dozen other religions, were to travel to the
North Pole to bear witness to a melting world, and to call for action to stop it.
Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
The challenges are still immense, of course, as the book also documents, but the building blocks for a historic reinvention of human civilization are now within reach.
Two of the biggest challenges we face as writers, readers, butchers, bakers, and
candlestick makers are: (1) to comprehend the degree to which the world is
dynamic and interrelated and (2) to develop systems that dynamically integrate
Author: Harvey Stone
Publisher: Pacific Coast Creative Publishing: The Way Things Are Publications
Melting Down by environmental consultant Harvey Stone is an environmental thriller based upon 1) well-researched scientific data and 2) real-world, geo-political scenarios. The novel tracks an international terrorist plot to exploit the changing climate in order to fulfill Russia's historical destiny: world domination. It includes political intrigue, suspense, and action that span the globe from Hawaii to the Arctic and from Washington to Moscow. Within the fictional plot, Melting Down embeds key aspects of the science behind the changing climate, as well as its observed and predicted impacts. It also explores a systems-oriented approach for simultaneously solving many of today's economic, social, and environmental problems. Briefly, Melting Down's plot takes place in the final weeks of a too-close-to-call US Presidential election. President Charley Breen must overcome overwhelming personal tragedy and political pressure in order to stop the terrorist plot. Admiral Boris Sukirov and his high-ranking co-conspirators view the disappearing Arctic sea ice as Russia's final opportunity to control the world. Arming mercenaries with suitcase nuclear devices, they hold the world's glaciers hostage while exploiting the real-world scenarios that readers hear about in today's media. Tex Cassidy is the President's life-long friend, a Pulitzer-nominated investigative reporter, and a master at uncovering the connections between seemingly unrelated actions. He teams up with Zavia Jansen, a world-class designer of storm-surge barriers, in a global manhunt that must uncover and derail "Operation Noah."As they crisscross the globe to achieve their goals, Melting Down's characters represent many scientific, political and moral viewpoints. These viewpoints range from energy stakeholders to scientists calling for immediate action to political climate-deniers. The viewpoints also address questions such as "who benefits from the changing climate?" and "is there a way to mitigate the worst aspects of the changing climate?"
With its mix of Third World environmental problems , such as soil erosion , and
First World environmental problems , such as air pollution , it dramatizes the
conservation challenges facing the planet . With one of the most unequal
Author: Jacklyn Cock
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
This passionate, intelligent commentary is an invigorating look at the implications of difference and diversity in two contrasting but similar societies: the United States and South Africa. Melting Pots and Rainbow Nations addresses how differences--of gender, race, culture, biology, and sexual orientation - are variously understood and acted on in both countries. The authors argue that the concepts of difference and diversity, although valuable, are hollow if disconnected from specific social and historical contexts in which power relations create and perpetuate disadvantage. Their thoughtful exploration includes accounts of their own experiences of difference and their perspectives on such pioneering women as Elizabeth Bishop, Frene Ginwala, Audre Lord, Ruth First, Jane Goodall, and Mamphela Ramphele.
World. Why is there a special tree for white children only? Isn't it true that man
plants but God causes the increase? No matter how scientists have tried to play
God, they never succeed in making thing happen their way. So let us say that this
Author: Elsia Kelly
Publisher: Xulon Press
This Book is written out of frustration and anger. This is the Twenty First Century and segregation and racism are still alive and being practiced and tolerated all across America. People of color are being treated with discrimination and injustice. They are being beaten and sometimes chased to their deaths for simple things. They are the target of the Police Officers. They are being shot down on the streets for no reason. The judicial system is not acting in a manner that treats each individual fairly regardless of race or color. Instead the men are thrown into jail until a trial date is set. Then they are tried and sent off to prison for a long time. When they are returned to society the better part of their youth is over. For the same offence the other skin color will receive a much lighter sentence. The time has come for a change in this diverse nation of America. Therefore, the American Congress should pass the law that anyone who practices and tolerates racism and discrimination should be punished. African Americans need to get themselves involved with other blacks from other countries of the world and stop being prejudiced against them. Black people originate from one land and there should not be prejudiced among them. It is time for black people to open their eyes to the legacy that has been laid down by their founding fathers and mothers and accept the challenge. Know what you want to be in life and work towards your goal. Never let anyone or racism get in the way of preventing you from being what you would like to be in life. Your future is in your hands.
Arctic Whales in a Melting World Todd McLeish. itself, when the drill rig struck
bedrock beneath the sediment layer and it was determined that the bedrock was
part of the continental crust that had broken away from the Barents Shelf over 60
Author: Todd McLeish
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Among all the large whales on Earth, the most unusual and least studied is the narwhal, the northernmost whale on the planet and the one most threatened by global warming. Narwhals thrive in the fjords and inlets of northern Canada and Greenland. These elusive whales, whose long tusks were the stuff of medieval European myths and Inuit legends, are uniquely adapted to the Arctic ecosystem and are able to dive below thick sheets of ice to depths of up to 1,500 meters in search of their prey-halibut, cod, and squid. Join Todd McLeish as he travels high above the Arctic circle to meet: Teams of scientific researchers studying the narwhal's life cycle and the mysteries of its tusk Inuit storytellers and hunters Animals that share the narwhals' habitat: walruses, polar bears, bowhead and beluga whales, ivory gulls, and two kinds of seals McLeish consults logbooks kept by whalers and explorers and interviews folklorists and historians to tease out the relationship between the real narwhal and the mythical unicorn. In Colorado, he visits climatologists studying changes in the seasonal cycles of the Arctic ice. From a history of the trade in narwhal tusks to descriptions of narwhals' vocalizations as heard through hydrophones, Narwhals reveals the beauty and thrill of the narwhal and its habitat, and the threat it faces from a rapidly changing world. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHwaqdKyLCQ&list=UUge4MONgLFncQ1w1C_BnHcw&index=9&feature=plcp
We have technologies and policies that can, to borrow a phrase from a previous
generation, change the world. One of the reasons we face a world melting into
violence—and just plain melting—is that for several decades we have refused to
Author: Peter Maass
Publisher: Penguin UK
Oil makes the world work. It has become so vital that even a small reduction in output can cause economic chaos. We know that our reliance on oil is potentially disastrous but what we are less clear about is the terrible damage it inflicts on the countries that produce it. The people who should benefit most from the riches of oil are, quite often, harmed by it. Crude World offers a passionate look at some of the most awful places in the world - the violent, repressive and polluted countries where oil is extracted. Peter Maass follows the journey of oil and shows how the substance sullies so much of what it touches, poisoning land and rivers, promoting political bloodshed and creating corruption on a staggering scale. We tend to gauge the price of oil by its cost at the petrol station or its role in global warming, but Maass vividly shows an altogether different price paid by people who live in countries that are rich in petroleum but not wealth or freedom. He shows how the profits of oil benefit mainly the companies and governments that receive royalty cheques and will do more or less anything to sustain the flow of money. From Nigerian fishermen to Moscow oligarchs, from American generals in Iraq to environmentalists in Ecuador, from British executives to Saudi jihadists, Peter Maass connects the dots and shows how our relationship to oil is so deadly. Crude World is a magnificent piece of reportage that reveals the price others pay for the lives we lead.
WORLD. The ending of the ice age brought great changes in the landscape, not
just the melting of the mountains of ice and the gradual disappearance of many
lakes but the rise of sea level as the melt water returned to the oceans, and the ...
Author: H. H. Lamb
Publisher: Psychology Press
With the inclusion of new material, preface and illustrations, this 2nd edition of Lamb's acclaimed book covers issues of past and present climates, impacts on human affairs and an understanding of the problems of forecasting.