Unit 5: Chapter 1 Homework

Read Unit 5, Chapter 1 of Urban Reader for College WritersAs a comment on this post answer this question before class on Tuesday, November 15th:

Think of a single other country in the world that you have experience with (perhaps the country you’re from or a country you’ve lived in or know a lot about). Are they more or less environmentally conscious than the United States? Give three examples comparing the two countries to explain/back up your claim.

Also, if you did not finish the Silicon Valley worksheet, complete it and turn it in on Tuesday as well.

20 responses to “Unit 5: Chapter 1 Homework

  1. Sweden is the most sustainable country.It has renewable energy sources and a low carbon dioxide production.It also has social and action practices such as labor partipation,education and institutional framework .

    .Sweden is the country that is the closest in achieving sustainable energy system while United States is not even in the first top ten.

    .Sweden is characterized as by a very free market, freer less regulated than the United States in many areas like in economic trading etc.

  2. Sweden companies now pay lower taxes than American companies

  3. It is a trouble problem for China for environment. Although government release many policies and low to protect the environment, the air pollution is very bad. Firstly many factory in China, it means there is too much flue gas. Then, in the city, there is just few tree to fresh the air. In addition, many people do not care the environment when the environment is not too bad, but the the environment become worse and worse, they focus the environment and want to improve it. American government keeps the different attitude for environment from Chinese. American government policy will avoid break environment instead of after breaking to protect it.

  4. Environmental conditions of China is not good as before due to industrial revolution. China has many pollution problems: water pollution, land pollution, noise pollution, air pollution, light pollution, visual pollution and thermal pollution. Yet, one of the biggest problems is the air pollution because majority of people who live in cities are suffering from fog. Local people called it “KILLER FOG” because it significantly increases the cancer rate. In recent years, China has become aware of the environmental crises and are seeking for many solutions, but the results are not very successful.

    • Quality of air in United Stated is fresher than China because I haven’t seen any fog since I came to NYC. Furthermore, residents of NYC can directly drink tap water or groundwater, but not in China. Water pollution and air pollution are two major crises in every industrial country, so i would say its very usually, but it affects the health issues of the residents.

    • I agree with you, China has many serious environment issues. Especially air pollution, fog always happen in Beijing and Shanghai, it is not good for people’s healthy. If we want to live in a good environment, we need to strengthen our environmentally conscious.

  5. Bangladesh is a very poor country but environmentally its very fresh and livable. Compare to the united states which is very killer of environment. Its killing the refreshment everyday. Although Bangladesh is very much polluted country but comparing to united states which has more of industries, factories and its making the country more polluted than any other place. Bangladesh is using more of renewable energy in order to keep the balance of the economy also the environment but united state is less likely using it, so they are damaging the environment. finally the weather in Bangladesh is so good but here its very rough, because of the global warming. people who live in cities less likely to get fresh environment so do in Bangladesh but they have less chances of getting fresh air but united state is totally in risk.

  6. It is a major issue for Vietnam about the environment. Even though, the government provide many policies and law to protect the environment, but the air pollution is extremely bad there. Firstly, there are too many factory in Vietnam which causes flue gases. However, a lot of people is not actually care about the environment in their country. In the city, it has only a few tree in the for fresh air which isn’t enough. Although, the environment is not really bad, it is just that the environment become worsen. However, in America, the government provide a different point of view about the China environment.

  7. It is a major issue for Vietnam about the environment. Even though, the government provide many policies and law to protect the environment, but the air pollution is extremely bad there. Firstly, there are too many factory in Vietnam which causes flue gases. However, a lot of people is not actually care about the environment in their country. In the city, it has only a few tree in the for fresh air which isn’t enough. Although, the environment is not really bad, it is just that the environment become worsen. However, in America, the government provide a different point of view about the Vietnam environment.

  8. Environmental problems are a big problem in China, so I think China has less environmentally conscious than the United States. First, there are many Chinese people are not very concerned about environmental issues, such as rural in China, because of economic underdevelopment, and education deficiencies caused by a lot of people have the habit of littering and some parents will let their children urine in streets. But in recent years, China’s environmental deterioration also allows more and more people to attach importance to the environment. Although some parts of the United States can also see a lot of garbage, but not serious than China. Second, the Government has begun to attach great importance to environmental issues, in the major squares can see a lot of the slogan to protect the environment, or planting a lot of trees, but green is still far from enough. In the United States you can see the green everywhere. So the United States air better than China . Finally, China is a developing country with industry as its mainstay. Many factories do not have much environmental awareness, and the government does not have a good policy to manage the factory, so the industrial pollution is very serious. it cause many cities have serious haze, such as Beijing.

  9. Environmental conditions of Sweden are very good placing them first in the E.U in consumption of organic foods, leads the way in recycling drinks cans and bottles and gets the highest share of its energy from renewable sources.
    Sweden is the country that is closest in achieving sustainable energy system in the world. While US is not even in the firat top 10.

  10. Bangladesh is one of the highly populated countries compare to its low land-man ratio. Although in Bangladesh vast majority people depends on agricultural resources,but now days This resource base is under serious threat Like all other nations of the world due to over globalization. Dhaka the capital city of Bangladesh is one of the highly pollutant place in the world due to high population density.Due to globalization and fast economic growth industrial sector booming day by day which causes lot of pollution in the city .

  11. China is less environmentally conscious than the United States. There are many pollution in China. One of the pollution is water pollution, because many industries put chemical in the river. Second pollution is land pollution, farmers put many fertilizer to soil then pollate soil. Third pollution is air pollution, industries produce CO2 directly put it in the sky and people cut many trees for business. Also, air pollution caused fog and no more fresh air in the cities. Howeve, above cases never happen in the United States. Since I came to America, I saw many trees and breath fresh air all the time.

  12. Environmental conditions in China is a huge problem.In China, air pollution and water pollution andare very bad. For the water pollution,the river water is never clear, many industries pours the chemical stuffs into the river. For the air pollution,people in china start driving more than walking,and people cutting too much trees in a year. People in China did not have a serious adidtude toward the environment. Garbages are everywhere, not many people will clean it even of the environmental protection.But in the United States,the air pollution and water pollution seems much better China,when I came to America,my impressions toward NewCity was that the air was so fresh.Although there was garbage everywhere too,but it is better than what I saw in China.

  13. Dominican Republic is more environmental then the United States because we have more natura . We have a lot of aminal, farm. However the United States have a lot of pollution, chemicals , it has a different environment.

  14. Issue of every country is different state! However, The main problem in my country which is Myanmar(Burma) “Poor” low income, High price of the food. Because of these the Environmental is one of the big issue too! People has to trow the garbage on a street, Trees are being on the way and also the gorvament will not care of it.

  15. Notes …
    Well to be honest I have never visit a single country with less environment continuous as USA.. I’m coming from Mexico and when I was living there the environment was basically the same(talking about land abuse, depletion of trees and water) those two countries abuse a lot of their lands but forcing them to produce plants that’s something is imposible and by doing this all mineras from the land are wasting.. humans need to consider than lands are very gentle and need to know how to take care of them, also tress not all trees should be deplete.. USA is on the the biggest countries of the world and need to do something as soon as posible Mexico as well.. its sad and unbelievable what the are doing with our lands, trees and most of the time abuse of water

  16. The country that I’m aware of is South Korea. I think South Koreans are as environmentally conscious as Americans. Actually, the area or population of these two counties are incomparable, so just compare the millions of residents in few major cities in both countries. First, they are both conscious about cleaning their cities automatically. People in New York will voluntarily join cleaning park activities, so do people in Seoul. Second, in most states of the United States, and many cities in South Korea, the tree deforestation is banned. Third, in the U.S and South Korea, the solar energy is supportive by government, and have started to use it.

  17. The Untied states of American is less pollution than many countries around the world . Because , America cares about this issue and the Government tries to prevent the factories pollution and encourage the companies to use friendly power and materials. The US government participate in many meeting which are talking about climate change and how to keep the world clean with with pollution. I mention that in my country Yemen , we have pollution problems such as , water pollution, and air too, but America have pollution of big factories and companies which make products and send them over the world. Pollution is serious problem and all countries should fight to gather against this kind of pollution.

  18. Compared to Malaysia and America the air conditon is really different in there the air is really destly, Many factories cause a gas in air and grabage are in everywhere causing a bad air condition. However people don’t actually care of the enviroment condition. In America gorverment has different way of taking care condition of environment which made refreshment everyday.

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