Global Warming

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February 6, 2013
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Magazine Exercise

Article One

I.Work Cited
Paterson, Norman R. "Global Warming: A Critique of the Anthropogenic Model and Its Consequences." Geoscience Canada 38.1 (2011): 41-48. Academic Search Elite. Web. 1 Feb. 2013.

II.Main Idea
This article covers the topics of Global warming, Greenhouse gases, Carbon dioxide, Ocean-atmosphere interaction and climate changes. Given from the name, the article also critiques the effects of humans on the planet and its consequences.

III.Fact/Opinion
A. “For the first time, scientists are finding significant numbers of polar bears that have died by drowning, as the distance from the shores of the Arctic to the edge of the ice cap has stretched in places to 60 kilometers (37.2 miles) or more.” B. “Where there is a blinding lack of situational awareness, the people perish.”

IV.Paraphrase
A. “Indeed, when they are not responded to, their significance doesn’t diminish; it grows.” B. When unpleasant truths are ignored, they don’t go away; they become even harder to accept.

V.Tone
A. Informative
B.“More than 70 percent . . .”
“Four Augusts later . . .”
“. . . 65 million years ago . . .”

VI.Inference
A.“Some of the world’s largest companies are moving aggressively to capture the enormous economic opportunities in a clean-energy future.” B.In our capitalist society, money is power. For-profit companies see an opportunity to make large profits in alternative energy ideas and inventions, so they are anxious to get a foot in the door of this new economic era. Before the new millennia, most companies did not show much interest in this market; they must be doing so now because there is much money to be made. Their concerns are more economic than ecological.

VII.Vocabulary
A.“Clichés are, by definition, overused.”
B.Casual language
C.Something that has become commonplace
D.The stereotypical “dumb blonde” is a cliché in...
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