The World According To George S


Is it worth the risk to climb Mount Everest?

I do not think it is worth the risk to climb Mount Everest. Mount Everest is very dangerous. One in every ten people that climb Everest die. People that climb Everest say that they see many dead bodies just lying there. A few years ago several people died because of an avalanche caused by a level 7.8 earthquake. Even though earthquakes of that magnitude are quite rare, avalanches are not. Also, people die of altitude sickness all the time on Everest. If a person does not acclimatize successfully, they will get altitude sickness and might die. Other causes of death are falling into crevesses, hipothermia, frost bite and many others. The important thing about this is that everybody should consider the risk of climbing Mount Everest before attempting the climb.

Top left: A dead body on Everest. Top right: An avalanche on Everest. Bottom left: Mount Everest. Bottom right: A storm on Everest.

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Question: Is globalization good or bad?

Globalization is probably the most important thing in the economy of the world. It is also a very good thing. One reason that this is true is because it creates jobs all around the world. People have to make millions of different things to help to make one thing. For example, a person has to cut down wood for a pencil to be made, but people also have to make the machines used to cut down the wood and people have to make breakfast for the people cutting down the wood. This creates jobs all around because of all of the things that have to be done. Another reason that globalization is good is that things cost less to make and buy. If a company has workers in another country that have smaller wages, then it will cost less to make and therefore, will cost less to buy. This is why globalization is a good thing.

A map showing a global economy.

Question:Has oil helped or hurt Southwest and Central Asia?

Oil has helped the economy and citizen health old the countries in Southwest and Central Asia. One example is that the infant mortality rate went down and the life expectancy west up. After these things changed people started to live longer and not die with in their first year. People can live happier in these countries. The oil reserves near Dubai make The United Arab Emirates a very rich country. Dubai had the tallest and the best buildings. It was able to build into the sea to it found fit more people. They would not have been able to do this without the money from the oil. The important thing about this is that oil has shaped Southwest and Central in the best possible way.

Man made land in Dubai

Question: How to people adapt to living in a desert environment?

There are many ways that people adapt to living in Africa. An example of this is that the Tuareg people wear long loose blue robes. They also wear blue cloth around their heads and faces. This helps them survive by providing their skin with protection and the robes also let the wind in, to keep the Tuareg cool. Another example of this is that people live in say easy to pack up and moveable homes like tents. This helps the people of the desert survive, because the people of the desert need to move to escape from harsh weather like drought or sandstorms and to get to better land like oases for resource or trading purposes or to get away from marginal lands. These are some of the many ways that people have adapted to a desert environment.

The Tuareg People

Question: What forces work for or against supranational cooperation among nations?

In the EU there are many centripetal forces that unite the countries of the EU. The common market and increased travel are both forces that unite the EU. The common market unites the EU because it brings the same currency to the EU. With the Euro being the only currency, it is easier to pay for things in other countries. This unites the EU, because countries are able to do business more easily with each other. Increased travel unites the EU because when people can travel to other countries they are able to learn about the other countries’ culture. If people know about the culture in other countries the will be more united, because they will be more respectful of the people living the those other countries. This is because people show more respect toward a place that is not such a mystery to them. Without these forces this supranational organization would not exist.

Members Countries of the EU

Question: What makes a good citizen?

To be a “good citizen”, one would have to know his or her rights, and know his or her responsibilities. Rights are rules that anybody is allowed to do and will not get punished for it, and they give people their freedom. An example of a right is freedom of speech, this right allows a person to say anything they want without getting punished. Responsibility is what a person must do as a citizen. For example a citizen had the responsibility to follow every law. Another responsibility is to vote even though there is no law forcing anybody to vote. Citizens also have the right to vote as well as the responsibility. Once a citizen knows his or her rights they should be considered a “good citizen”.

Freedom of speech

Question: What is the most effective form of government.

The most effective form of government is dictatorship. This unlimited government is much more effective than other forms of government. For example congress can not stop the dictator from making decisions. If congress can stop the leader from making good decisions nothing will get done and the country can’t progress. Citizens also know what the dictator is like so they usually know what to expect. When people know what to expect they will be better prepared for changes and new rules. So, as it is easy to tell, other forms of government are not as effective as dictatorship, even if dictatorship is missing some parts of government like separation of power. Here is something to remember, even though dictatorship is effective it is not always the best in other ways.


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