Monday, January 20, 2014

Iran's "Sweet" Nuclear Deal???

As of Monday, the temporary nuclear deal with Iran took effect.  Those that support the deal proclaim that it is long overdue and necessary if there is ever any hope in establishing stability in the Middle East and effectively dealing with Iran.  Of course, those that oppose the deal claim that this deal will only empower Iran and that the Iranian government has a long track record of not being trustworthy or true to their word.  Many people see this deal as mere appeasement - often compared to how the world originally tried to deal with Hitler when he began to rise to power... a mistake that later on had serious consequences.

Read the article that was posted on the New York Times website to gain some background and inside knowledge of this issue.  CLICK HERE to read the article.

What is your opinion on this subject?  Is this a "good" deal or is it merely creating a much larger issue later on.  Should any country be able to tell another country that they can or cannot have nuclear "energy" or even nuclear weapons, for that matter?

NOTE: Please remember to respect each other's opinions.  Your part in this blog is NOT to tell other members of the class that their blog post were "nice," "good argument" "bad grammar" or anything such as that.  This is a discussion.  Just as you would discuss it in class.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Global Warming?

Is the earth heating up?  Is the earth cooling off?  Are traditional places around the world that experience traditional winters becoming tropical?  Or is the planet experiencing yet another flux in its history of temperature changes?

Your answer may vary depending on what side of the global warming (now officially known as "climate change") debate you may be on.  Some believe that if you don't believe in global warming than you are "uneducated" - even to the point that some scientist that have spoken out against the argument that there is a dangerous rise in temperatures around the world have been shunned by members in the science community.

Yet, there is evidence that shows that the throughout the history of the earth it has always fluctuated between a number of years of which the planet warmed and a number of years of which the earth cooled.  Scientist that argue against the idea of global warming state that the earth's rotation "wobbles" and throughout time the earth's axes moves slightly; which has a direct effect on the temperatures around the globe.

There is plenty of information out there that present both sides of this argument.  I would highly encourage you to take a look at them.  It's always important to know both sides of a debate.

What is your opinion about Global Warming (or if you want to be politically correct today, you can call it "Climate Change")?  Defend your point of view.