How can mankind prevent climate change?

# How can mankind prevent climate change?

• THE KITE RUNNER

What is the important universal message you got when you read the novels, The Kite Runner and A…

In addition to the excellent post above concerning the love between the various characters in the two novels, the message that most strongly struck me in my readings was that of eternal hope. In A…

• SCIENCE

How can mankind prevent climate change?

Firstly, it’s important to distinguish between anthropogenic (man-made) climate change and non-anthropogenic (not man-made) climate change. Non-anthropogenic climate change is normal – the Earth’s…

• MACBETH

What are some examples of evil in Macbeth?Obviously, Macbeth basically kills a bunch of people…

Macbeth does personify evil in this play because he does commit regicide, not to mention killing his best friend, a wife and her children, and other innocent people. Beyond this, we can find evil…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

What examples of literary devices are there in Act III Scene iii of Romeo and Juliet (such as…

Always Shakespeare’s plays are replete with literary devices, for figurative language is an integral part of the beauty of his lines. In Romeo and Juliet, especially, there is much contrast of…

• THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

Why are all the whites in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian important to Junior?Its…

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, white people are important to Junior because they are a barrier that he must continually face. In the novel, Junior realizes that he is receiving…

• MATH

Solve the system using the elimination method: 3x+4y=26 x-2y=-8

Given the equation: 3x+4y = 26………..(1) x – 2y = -8 …………(2) First we will multiply (2) by 2 : ==> 2x – 4y = -16………..(3) Now we will add (1) and (3) ==> 5x = 10 ==> x =…

• SPEAK

In Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, what does Melinda value?

Melinda values several elements throughout Anderson’s novel. It is needed to distinguish Melinda’s life as pre- attack and life after it. I will focus on the latter. I think that one of…

• MATH

What is the least amount of fencing required by Sam if she divides a garden into 16 squares each…

Sam uses fencing to divide the garden into 16 squares each with dimensions of 1m * 1m. She also puts fencing around the perimeter of the garden. The least amount of fencing required would be when…

• BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON

In “By the Waters of Babylon,” how does the first-person point of view affect what the reader…

When a story is told from a first-person point of view, the reader knows only what the narrator tells him, and the narrator’s view is always a limited one. The narrator can recount only what he or…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Quotes for chapter 3 on Calpurnia’s relationship with ScoutI am looking for some quotes to…

There is no question that Calpurnia is, as Atticus later tells his sister Alexandra, an integral part of the Finch family. After the death of Jem and Scout’s mother, Calpurnia comes to fill the…

• FAHRENHEIT 451

Describe the TV program the ladies watched in Fahrenheit 451. Does it remind you of anything in…

The program that Mildred and her guests, Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Bowles, watch is quite odd. It is from “The Sieve and the Sand” – pgs. 93-94 in my edition. The “wonderful” program (as the ladies…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What’s a good quote that shows how Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird helps defend the…

In his summation at the conclusion of the trial of Tom Robinson, Negro of the South in the 1930s, is charged with the rape of a white woman, Atticus Finch tells the jury that Tom is not guilty, but…

• LIFE OF PI

Life of Pi: how does author narrate Pi’s mental and physical struggle throughout his journey on…

How is religion, science and his expierence with animals help Pi survive on the lifeboat?

• THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK

How do “The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock” and “The Second Coming” capture the same…

Of the possibilities you list in your question, “confusion” is probably your best bet when comparing “Prufrock” and “The Second Coming.” Prufrock suffers from confusion typical in the modern world….

• THE CRUCIBLE

What was Miller’s purpose of writing Act III in The Crucible?

I think that the primary motivation behind the third act was to explore the level of personal and political injustice that existed in Salem at the time of the Witchcraft Trials. Act III is the…

• HISTORY

What was Abbe Sieyes’s view of the third estate?

The Abbe Sieyes (Abbe is a title, not a name), believed in the importance of the Third Estate. He best laid his views on this out in a pamphlet that he published that was entitled “What is the…

• MATH

Find the exact value of log5 0.2

We have to find the value of log(5) 0.2. 0.2 = 1/5 = 5^-1 Now log a^b = b*log a. And log(a) a = 1 log(5) 0.2 => log (5) [ 1/5] => log (5) [ 5^-1] => -1* log(5) 5 => -1*1 => -1…

• MATH

Find the exact value of logπ (1/ π5)

We need to find the exact value of log(n)[ 1/n^5], which is logarithm to the base n of 1/n^5. Now log a^b = b* log a and this applies for logarithm to any base. Also, log (a) a = 1 log(n)[ 1/n^5]…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Chapters 22-31, who says,”…there is no doubt in my mind that they’re good folks. But they’…

Aunt Alexandra says this to Scout when Scout asks her if it’s alright to invite Walter Cunningham over. Aunt Alexandra has some good qualities but those are overshadowed by her insistence on…

• TO BUILD A FIRE

What two arguments could I talk about in the theme of individuality vs. nature in “To Build a Fire”?

Your question certainly recognises the central conflict in this great short story of survival and death. Man is pitted against nature, and throughout the tale, nature is shown to be stronger and…

• EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

How do the educational theories of Vygotsky affect present day classroom instruction?

Vygotsky’s main philosophy is based on social learning. In his theoretical framework, he offers that cognitive development occurs with a combination of dynamics, and that the most important one is…

• JUST LATHER, THAT’S ALL

What are the similarities in the use of irony between “Just Lather, That’s All” and “The Gift Of…

Certainly both of these excellent short stories are famed for their use of irony and how the surprising twists in both tales yield unforgettable endings. However, when we think of irony, it is…

• MATH

What is the exact value of : log (9) 81

We need to find the value of log 81 where the base of the log is 9. Now for a logarithm to any base log a^b = b*log a, and log(a) a = 1. So log (9) 81 => log (9) 9^2 => 2* log (9) 9 => 2*…

• POETRY

What does pleasure do “with strangers near” in “Joy and the Pleasure” by William Henry…

According to this poem, when strangers are near, pleasure “sings and laughs.” When it is alone at home, though, pleasure is “cold and dumb.” This goes with the main idea of the rest of this…

• THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

How does Twain capture the flavor of the old West in the story of “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of…

I think it is clear that this story lives, breathes and eats the “Old West” that you refer to in your question. Twain was a master of capturing a particular moment and context in history so…

• THE ICEMAN COMETH

What does Eugene O’Neill mean to say about dreams in the play?I’m wondering if he’s referencing…

Eugene’s commentary about the elusive and illusive nature of dreams applies to his characters and people in real life. In the play, the idea of the American dream is presented as a paradoxical…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

Why did Jared Lee Loughner shoot Gabrielle Giffords?i can’t understand it

We do not yet know the answer to this question. There are at least two possibilities. One possibility is that he is crazy. Perhaps he is not technically insane, but he may have some form of…

• HAMLET

Compare Hamlet and Macbeth in regard to structure.Seems to be easy, but I need clarification.

[eNotes editors can only answer one question per posting. If you have additional questions that are not covered here, please post them separately.] In terms of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth, the…

• LITERATURE

Name four types of sociological approaches to literature and explain how they are useful….

Postcolonial literature would be a topical choice since many countries are still feeling the effects of postcolonial problems. Postcolonial literature aims at presenting the perspective of…

• TWELFTH NIGHT

What is the character anaylisis of Sebastian in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night?

Sebastian is a minor character who enters in Act II, scene i. Since he plays a minor–though important–role, it takes more work to analyze his character. We first learn that he is depressed yet…

• PETER PAN

What are the modern, enduring aspects of Peter Pan?

The refusal to grow up will always be an enduring theme. The Romantic poets (particularly Wordsworth) explored this in detail in analogous relation to a more rural and simplistic existence, but…

• PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

What is the cultural context of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in regard to the cultural…

According to social historian Raymond Williams, Pride and Prejudice takes place during a historical/cultural period of transition–one might say of debate–from a cultural ideology of community to…

• OF MICE AND MEN

Who says the following quote from Of Mice and Men, and why is it important? “Ain’t many…

This quote is spoken by Slim, the jerkline skinner on the ranch. In it, Slim questions George about the fact that he and Lennie travel around together. We, as readers, know that George and Lennie…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

How does one summarize the theoretical perpectives as it relates to social problems?no

In the discipline of sociology and the applied practice of social work, there are two mainline theoretical perspectives on the nature, causes, and solutions to social problems: the “micro”…

• MATH

Order of Operations: -6(u+5)^2=120 Should this be divided by 6 first or should it be squared first?

You can operate both way because it works. Here it is the third way to solve the problem, hence, moving 120 to the left yields: −6(u+5)2−120=0-6(u+5)2-120=0 Factoring out -6 yields:

• TRIGONOMETRY MATH

inverse trigonometric functionsArc sin 2x + Arc sin x = pi/2

We’ll note arcsin2x = a => sin a = 2x We’ll note arcsin x = b => sin b = x We’ll re-write the given expression: a + b = pi/2 We’ll apply cos function: cos (a+b) = cos pi/2 We’ll apply the…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what lessons does Scout learn that change her?

In this coming of age novel, both Jem and Scout learns a host of lessons. I will list them below and then give you some references for them. the importance of family class and race discrimination…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Atticus change over the time span of To Kill a Mockingbird?

I don’t think Atticus changes much at all over the course of the novel. Throughout the book, he remains morally sound in his thinking and actions and he does this in every situation from the…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are turning points to Scout’s character in the book?To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

As a bildungsroman, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird presents challenges to Scout’s (and Jem’s as well) naive perspectives throughout the narrative. Here are some major turning points in the…

• SCIENCE

physics lawsfundamental physics laws

The most important laws of physics are Newton’s laws. The first law of motion states that an object in motion is most likely to stay in motion, while an object at rest is most likely to stay at…

• PHYSICS

Why does an incandescent light bulb burn out just as it is switched on instead of while it is…

An incandescent light bulb has a metallic filament, which is heated to a very temperature when an electric current flows through it. Though most of the radiation emitted is in the infra-red region…

• ANITA DESAI

What could be a topic for research on Anita Desai?What could be a topic for research on Anita Desai?

Writers like Desai provide some very interesting topics for research. Desai’s writing brings out many themes, and this allows for multiple points of view taken on her work. On one hand, I think…

• ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL

literary merits of absalom and achitophelComment on literary merits of Dryden’s ABSALOM AND…

The literary merits of John Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel can be surmised according to its conventions. For example, this two-part poem uses satire to artfully comment on a political situation…

• SCIENCE

linen seeds and UTIwhy linen seeds are beneficial in uti

I assume you’re talking about flax seeds (for the plant that is made into linen). The people who make supplements say that these seeds are useful for urinary tract infections because they help to…

• MATH

There are 45 discs y or b disks in a bag. If the probability of removing 2 y disks at random is…

Let the number of disks that are y be N. The number of disks that are b is given by 45 – N. Now, two disks are removed from the bag with no replacement. The probability that the first is y is N/45….

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

Through examples, explain if English really is a global language.Through examples, explain if…

I would say that English is a global language. The Age of Exploration where the British were able to begin their process of Colonization went very far in establishing English as a language around…

• THE GREAT GATSBY

Why does Fitzgerald choose to give the history of James Gatz at this point in chapter 6?

There was growing suspicion about Gatsby within the context of the novel including the curiosity of a reporter, which actually begins this chapter. This is part of the reason Nick chose to include…

• SCIENCE

By what percentage should a pendulum’s length be shortened so that the time period decreases from…

The period of oscillation of a pendulum is given by the formula T = 2*pi*sqrt( L / g) where, L is the length of the pendulum and g is the acceleration due to gravity. In the given problem the…

Business and ethics are mutually exclusive. Anything is fair in love and war, and business…

I don’t agree with the idea that business and ethics are mutually exclusive. I think that the marketplace and business setting of the 21st Century is more concerned with ethical conduct in the…