Value of Science: Reflection
I found that my project was successful at using the medium I chose to use. My website had content on all of the pages I made and two blog posts. I had no wasted space or dead links. I learned that making an entire website takes a long time and analyzing parts of a website is very difficult. If I had the chance, I would change the medium I compose in, and the second text I chose to analyze. I greatly underestimated the amount of work that would go into making a website. A single webpage or web article could have been just as effective and taken less time to make. I would have chosen a different secondary text because there was so much information on NASA’s website that I felt I needed to include making my evidence pages long and boring. A smaller secondary text with similar information would have been sufficient and made completing this project easier. Overall, I felt like my medium and secondary text required to much time and prevented me from adding some of the elements I had originally hoped to add. I had wanted to make my own info-graphics to add to the website, but there was not enough time. Overall, time was the determining factor for how my project finished. Choosing a different medium and secondary text that required less time could have made my project better than before.
“Infographic: Earth’s Carbon Cycle Is off Balance.” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
“Infographic: Sea Level Rise.” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
“Graphic: Global Warming from 1880 to 2015.” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
“Video: 22-year Sea Level Rise.” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
“Video: How Global Warming Stacks up.” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
“Video: Record-breaking Climate Trends in 2016.” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
“Graphic: The IPCC’s Four Key Findings.” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
“Graphic: Earth’s Temperature Record.” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
“Graphic: Carbon Dioxide Hits New High.” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
“Graphic: Dramatic Glacier Melt.” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
“Frequently Asked Questions.” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
“Climate Change: How Do We Know?” NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.
Trump, Donald (realDonaldTrump). “Give me clean, beautiful and healthy air – not the same old climate change (global warming) bullshit! I am tired of hearing this nonsense.” 29 January 2014, 1:44 AM. Tweet.
Trump, Donald (realDonaldTrump). “Snowing in Texas and Louisiana, record setting freezing temperatures throughout the country and beyond. Global warming is an expensive hoax!” 29 January 2014, 1:27 AM. Tweet.
Trump, Donald (realDonaldTrump). “NBC News just called it the great freeze – coldest weather in years. Is our country still spending money on the GLOBAL WARMING HOAX?” 25 January 2014, 6:48 PM. Tweet.
Trump, Donald (realDonaldTrump). “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” 6 November 2012, 11:15 AM. Tweet.
Trump, Donald (realDonaldTrump). “It’s snowing & freezing in NYC. What the hell ever happened to global warming?” 22 March 2013, 12:25 AM. Tweet.
Obama, Barack (BarackObama). “Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous. Read more: OFA.BO/gJsdFp” n.d. Tweet.
Barinholtz, Ike (ikebarinholtz). “When someone says there’s no global warming because it’s cold outside is like someone saying there’s no world hunger because they just ate.” n.d. Tweet.
Francis, Pope (Pontifex). “Leaving an inhabitable planet to future generations is, first and foremost, up to us.” 18 June. Tweet.
Francis, Pope (Pontifex). “Reducing greenhouse gases requires honesty, courage and responsibility. #LaudatoSi” 18 June. Tweet.
Cunningham, Darryl. Science Tales: Lies, Hoaxes and Scams. Brighton: Myriad, 2012. Print.
Topic and Genre Declaration
For my Value of Science project, I chose to analyze Darryl Cunningham’s Science Tales comic book. I specifically chose the chapter on climate change. For my other text, I chose to use parts of NASA website related to the climate and climate change. I will be composing in the form of a webpage. A web article provides two mediums: written and electronic. I am also considering making infographics for the webpage. Infographics would add a third medium: visual. By adding infographics, I would be able to address both visual and verbal learners. I intend to explore the value of acknowledgement. Specifically, I want to look at how different groups within society acknowledge climate change in different mediums and writing styles. I chose to explore society’s acknowledgement of climate change because I believe too many people walk through life without realizing the impact we have on our environment. Too many people do not acknowledge the validity of climate change. Our reliance on carbon dioxide emitting energy sources is resulting in warmer global temperatures, reduced polar ice caps, and rising ocean levels. Climate changes affects every single person on this planet; however, some people refuse to recognize the signs. The two texts I have chosen attempt to show different audiences that climate change is in fact real and will threaten the future of our planet. I commit to working on the Value of Science project by myself and without the help of any other students in my class. I will abide by the honor code while completing this project.