The world according to zunian l.

Editorial

Mt. Everest is it worth the risk or not?

I think it's worth the risk because in the textbook, it states that you can bring along sherpas that basically show you how to climb Everest and help you as cooks and guides. Also, Only about half of Mt. Everest is actual climbing, while Everest is all about attitude, its counterpart K2 is all about climbing. The death rate at Everest is only 4/100 so if you climb now with all this new technology the risks might be even lower. Plus, you start at an enormous altitude of over 10,000 feet above sea level, and, everest’s vertical feet is 17,000 ft. Which makes it 1,000 vertical feet lower than Denali. In conclusion, Everest is really just the altitude and not about actual mountain height, so Everest is definitely worth the risk.

Globalization, is it making the world stronger or weaker?

I think globalization is making the world stronger because this way, many different countries are involved with making a product. A shoe for example, is manufactured in Asia, but sold in the US. All of the steps needed that the product goes through before selling, requires people, and more people needed means more jobs are needed. If a country has more jobs available to its citizens, that country's unemployment rate, and poverty will decrease, and its economy will grow.

Q&A

https://www.vision.org/visionmedia/social-issues-rights-vs-responsibilities/4750.aspx

What makes a good citizen?

A good citizen is a person who obeys the laws of his country, contributes to society and participates in public affairs with wisdom. A good citizen is someone who respects others and their property and their own responsibilities. A good citizen is helpful and considerate, (willing to put others first). A good citizen listens to the views of others and thinks about what they have to say. A good citizen wouldn't just yell FIRE! In a movie theatre even though they would be exercising the right for freedom of speech. They would not be doing the protect public safety responsibility which might cause them some social problems. In conclusion, rights and responsibilities need to not outweigh one another so the society can be stable.

What do you think is the most effective style of government and why?

Representative democracy is the most effective style of government. Representative democracy allows the citizens to choose a leader to govern them the way they want to be governed. In the u.s every four years the citizens elect a president to lead them the way that they want to be led. Representative democracy has limited government. separation of power is a way of expressing a limited government because it makes sure no person or group gets too much control. Representative democracy is effective because the citizens have a lot of say in the government and can decide how they want it to be run.

http://www.eu-bluecard.com

What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations?

What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations? there are a lot of centripetal forces that bring together nations and centrifugal forces which separate nations. trade blocs and a common market help unite nations. Trade blocs make trade easier among nations and a common market puts few or no duties on trade and imposes a common tariff in which all countries involved will be able to pay their tariffs. More than 20 languages are spoken in Europe and it doesn't allow fluent communication. National pride and cultural identity differences separates countries from each other. Not being able to speak another countries language makes it difficult to communicate well. National pride makes it so that countries may have rivalries with other countries so they may not be able to connect well with that country(s). In conclusion, the centripetal and centrifugal forces that affect nations themselves may affect supranational cooperation in between them.

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Photo #2 credits(from scroll down): http://constitution11romine.weebly.com/2-limited-government.html

An oasis village in the middle of a desert

How do people adapt to living in a desert region?

There are many ways people can adapt to living in an desert region. In the Sahara, people visit oasis in order to get water and shade. and plant crops and date palms. Windbreaks protect the crops growing at an oasis from blowing away. Oasis settlements can range from small to huge with some even becoming cities. In the Sahel, farmers use shifting agriculture as an efficient way to let their animals graze. In Shifting agriculture, a farmer clears a field, then, plants it with crops for a couple of years, so the field has a chance to regrow. In conclusion, these are just a few ways people have adapted to living in desert environments like the Sahara and the Sahel.

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